Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar Scientists by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts (Abrams Books for Young Readers, RRP £10.99). Ah, how much do we love Ada Twist? This is the perfect gift for fans of the original book and budding scientists, with over 40 experiments and ideas to explore, which will help children solve some of the mysteries of everyday life.
I Am A Wonder Woman by Ellen Bailey (Buster Books, RRP £9.99). Beautifully illustrated by Sophie Beer and Lauren Farnsworth, this informative book is aimed at 8 to 10 year olds and packed with stories of influential women and their achievements, from Ada Lovelace to Zaha Hadid. Each offers prompt questions and creative activities based on the life and work of the woman.
Scratch & Create: Amazing Women by Anne Bentley (Rockport, RRP £11.99). Scratch the pictures with the enclosed tool to reveal some of the most inspiring women in history, as diverse as Anne Frank, Jane Goodall, Cleopatra and Nina Simone. Perfect for taking out to keep the children entetained at dinner as you don’t need pens!
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World Activity Book by Kate Pankhurst (Bloomsbury, RRP £5.99). I’ve lost count of the number of children I’ve bought the companion book to this for – it’s fun, informative and always enjoyed. This offers children the chance to guide swimmer Gertrude Ederle across The Channel, write a story with Jane Austen and design clothes with Coco Chanel.
Rebel Colouring for Girls by Christina Rose (Bell & Mackenzie, RRP £3.99). A fantastic alternative to pink princessy colouring books, this is packed with empowering messages and motivating mantras for girls and women to colour. Potential for cutting out finished pictures and sticking them up or sending to a friend as well.