Happy International Women's Day to all our readers. If anyone asks why we need a day (or why men don't have a day), send them in the direction of the #metoo and #timesup campaigns and explain that still in many countries (including the UK) women aren't afforded the same rights or pay as their male counterparts. Let's make sure that the next generation doesn't have to experience inequality – thankfully there are plenty of children's books celebrating the amazing achievements of women over the years. Here are a few of our favourites. Enjoy!
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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