10 Picture Books to Empower Girls

Girls can do anything! Don’t you agree? With 3 daughters, I am always looking for books, toys, and games that will help them realize their full potential. While doing a bit of Christmas shopping, I came across so many amazing books for strong girls.

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These picture books celebrate women and girls. Their opinions are validated, their voices are heard, their achievements are recognized, and their differences are celebrated. If you are looking for books to empower your daughters, here is a great place to start…

Rosie Revere, Engineer

An empowering tale about a young girl named Rosie, who uses her free time to invent brilliant gadgets and gizmos, in hopes of one day becoming an engineer. One day, Rosie is visited by her great-aunt, Rose, (Rosie the Riveter) who dreams of learning to fly. The two of them set to work to make their dreams come true, only to learn a valuable lesson about success and failure.

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Every-Day Dress Up

The perfect book for little girls who love to play dress up. This book’s star trades in her princess costumes for the outfits of great women! Each day, she pretends to be a famous woman from the past – Julia Child, Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Ella Fitzgerald, and more.

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The Most Magnificent Thing

A fantastic read about ambition and the value of determination. This one is about a girl and her best friend (her dog) who set out to make the most magnificent thing! We see it all in this book – creativity, ambition, frustration, and more. A must-read for strong girls.

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The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

This one is about a young girl named Beatrice Bottomwell, a girl who was perfect in every way. She is a perfect student, she is talented and well-behaved. She has never made a mistake – that is until the end of this book! The perfect selection for the perfectionists in your life.

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Not All Princesses Dress in Pink

A great read to remind girls that they can be who they want to be and do what they want to do. Some girls like to play sports, get messy, and climb trees. This is a fantastic book for a girl who needs a reminder of just how unique she is!

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Grace for President

When Grace learns in school that the United States has never had a female president, she decides she’ll be the first! Grace takes off on her political career by running in her school’s mock election. It’s a cute book about hard work, courage, and thinking for yourself.

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Willow is the story about a girl who has spunk and style. Willow is an artist and does things her own way. She’s creative and passionate and thinks outside the box. That’s what makes her so wonderful!

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Viva Frida

This new book is full of amazing illustrations – many of which are inspired by the work of famous artist, Frida Kahlo. This is a wonderful read for creative girls who are destined to change the world as we know it.

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Amelia to Zora

This alphabetic book takes us through the trials and triumphs of 26 different women who changed the world for the better. This is an inspiring book for girls of any age, to see the examples of strong women from our history.

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I Like Myself

An uplifting, rhyming book about loving who you are and embracing all of the things that make you unique! With its sing-songy rhythm, this book is a great one for little girls, too.

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