I know International Women's Day was yesterday, but even though I did a 'goodies' round up this year, I thought our empowering books guide could use a refresh. This year more than any has highlighted gender equality with the majority of mothers taking on the homeschooling while their partners continued working. It's astonishing that the UK is in the top ten countries with the biggest pay gap between men and women – let's hope that things are more equal by the time the next generation enters the job market. Inspire them with tales of amazing achievements by women – here are a few of our favourites. Enjoy!
Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World by Vashti Harrison (Penguin, RRP £7.99)
Yet another brilliant read from Harrison, focusing on 40 female creators, from actor/inventor Hedy Lamarr to architect Zaha Hadid.
Little People, Big Dreams: Greta Thunberg by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Anke Weckmann (Frances Lincoln, RRP £9.99)
The young Swedish environmental activist is Kitty's current favourite in the brilliant LPBD series.
Fantastically Great Women Who Saved the Planet by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury, RRP £6.99)
The fourth in Pankhurst's Fantastically Great... series looks at women who have worked with the natural world and against climate breakdown.
Little People, Big Dreams: Astrid Lindgren by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara, illustrated by Linzie Hunter (Frances Lincoln, RRP £9.99)
The ever-popular LPBD series continues with the story of bookworm and writer Lingdren, creator of the brilliant strong girl Pippi Longstocking.
The Bigger Picture: Women Who Changed the Art World by Sophia Bennett (Tate, RRP £14.99)
An excellent exploration of women working in the arts for older children, with biographies of over thirty artists and interviews with artists, including Yayoi Kusama and Paula Rego.
Little Guides to Great Lives: Anne Frank by Isabel Thomas, illustrate by Paola Escobar (Laurence King, RRP £8.99)
We love these beautifully illustrated 'Little Guides' – this one tells the tragic story of young diarist Anne Frank.
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts (Abrams, RRP £12.99)
There's a new Questioneer in town! Sofia is a young activist who, after an accident, campaigns to turn a local landfill site into a community park.
The Fantastically Feminist (and totally true) story of Mathematician Extraordinaire Ada Lovelace by Anna Doherty (Hachette, RRP £12.99)
Cool, comic book-style retelling of the life of the world's first computer programmer, Lovelace.
Work It, Girl: Blast off into space like Mae Jemison by Caroline Moss, illustrated by Sinem Erkas (Frances Lincoln, RRP £9.99)
The tale of a little girl who grew up loving science, wondered why there were no women at the Apollo moon landings and decided she was going to go into space.
Greta and the Giants by Zoe Tucker (Frances Lincoln, RRP £6.99)
Printed on 100% recycled paper, with 3% of the cover price going to Greenpeace UK, this story book inspired by climate activist Greta Thunberg tells the story of a young girl protesting against the destruction of forests.
Fierce, Fearless & Free: Girls in Myths and Legends around the world by Lari Don (Bloomsbury, RRP £6.99)
Traditional tales from around the globe that turn the idea of handsome princes rescuing damsels in distress on their heads with their clever, strong and courageous heroines.
The Unstoppable Letty Pegg by Iszi Lawrence (Bloomsbury, RRP £6.99)
Exciting and educational historical adventure about a young girl, Lettice Pegg, whose mother is a suffragette. Set in 1910, it rather surprisingly features jiu jitsu and roller skates!
Brilliant Ideas from Wonderful Women by Aitziber Lopez
(Wide Eyed Editions, RRP £11.99)
Did you know that the windscreen wiper, disposable nappies, the syringe and wi-fi were all invented by women? Find out about 15 fabulous female inventions and inventors.
Little People, Big Dreams: Vivienne Westwood by Maria Isabel Sanchez Vergara (Frances Lincoln, RRP £9.99)
The story of the iconic designer is a lesson in working to achieve your dreams, while staying true to your beliefs.
Work It, Girl! Run The Show Like CEO Oprah Winfrey by Caroline Moss (Wide Eyed Editions, RRP £9.99)
Discover the life story of billionaire media mogul Oprah and find out how to apply her wisdom to your own life.
Step Into Your Power by Jamia Wilson, illustrated by Andrea Pippins (Wide Eyed Editions, RRP £14.99)
Fantastic guide to making the most of your talents to achieve great things from the authors of Young, Gifted and Black.
Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face by Larissa Theule (Abrams Books for Young Readers, RRP £12.99)
The tale of one girl's quest to prove she can do whatever boys can, set against the backdrop of the suffrage movement.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (Timbuktu Labs, RRP £25).
The much-anticipated sequel is here with women as diverse as Boudicca and Beyonce, Ruby Bridges and Rosalind Franklin.
Women in Sport: Fifty Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win by Rachel Ignotofsky (Wren & Rook, RRP £12.99).
Trailblazing women from across the sporting spectrum from tennis player Billie Jean King to boxer Nicola Adams.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (Penguin, RRP £20).
A modern-day must-have – and an education. You'll find all the traditional feminist icons, plus fascinating unsung heroes.
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