International Women's Day

This International Women's Day, read like a girl - a girl who is smart, strong, resilient and brilliant.

March 8th is International Women's Day and what better way is there to celebrate this than to highlight some amazing books? There are so many wonderful stories out there written by and about women, and we wanted to take this opportunity to show you some that we really love.

From the latest Rebel Girls sensation to powerful pieces by Roxane Gay, Clementine Ford and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, we have plenty of books for every woman, young or old.


 

Picture Books Point The Way

Rosie Revere, Engineer

From the powerhouse author-illustrator team of Iggy Peck, Architect comes Rosie Revere, Engineer, another charming, witty picture book about believing in yourself and pursuing your passion.

Ada Twist, Scientist, the companion picture book featuring the next kid from Iggy Peck's class, is available in September 2016.

Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal to fly Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt’s dream come true. But when her contraption doesn’t fly but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose insists that Rosie’s contraption was a raging success: you can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit.

"Comically detailed mixed-media illustrations that keep the mood light and emphasize Rosie’s creativity at every turn." - Publishers Weekly

"The detritus of Rosie’s collections is fascinating, from broken dolls and stuffed animals to nails, tools, pencils, old lamps and possibly an erector set. And cheddar-cheese spray." - Kirkus Reviews

"This celebration of creativity and perseverance is told through rhyming text, which gives momentum and steady pacing to a story, consistent with the celebration of its heroine, Rosie. She’s an imaginative thinker who hides her light under a bushel (well, really, the bed) after being laughed at for one of her inventions." - Booklist

Awards

2013 Parents' Choice Award GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book

Ages: 6-8

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/09/2013
14%
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RRP  $21.99 $18.73

Little People Big Dreams

Little People, Big Dreams: Frida Kahlo

Learn all about the life of inspiring Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, in this new addition to the lively biography picture book series Little People, Big Dreams.

In this new series, discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream.

Follow Frida Kahlo, whose desire to study medicine was destroyed by a childhood accident. Frida began painting from her bedside and produced over 140 works, culminating in a solo exhibition in America.

This inspiring and informative little biography comes with extra facts about Frida's life at the back.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/02/2016
16%
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RRP  $19.99 $16.67

Treasuries to Inspire

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

100 new bedtime stories, each inspired by the life and adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyonce.

The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography in a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero.

Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01/02/2018
34%
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RRP  $49.99 $32.95

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls The Stella Prize

Changing the Game

Be Girlish

Strong Is The New Pretty

Girls being fearless. Girls being silly. Girls being wild, stubborn, and proud.

Girls whose faces are smeared with dirt and lit up with joy. So simple and yet so powerful, Strong Is The New Pretty celebrates, through more than 175 memorable photographs, the strength and spirit of girls being 100% themselves.

Real beauty isn't about being a certain size, acting a certain way, wearing the right clothes, or having your hair done (or even brushed). Real beauty is about being your authentic self and owning it. Kate T. Parker is a professional photographer who finds the real beauty in girls, capturing it for all the world to see in candid and arresting images.

A celebration, a catalog of spirit in words and smiles, an affirmation of the fact that it's what's inside you that counts, Strong Is The New Pretty conveys a powerful message for every girl, for every mother and father of a girl, for every coach and mentor and teacher, for everyone in the village that it takes to raise a strong and self-confident person.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01/03/2017
35%
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RRP  $39.99 $25.76

So Many Role Models

I Am Malala
*Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize*

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank range.

Malala Yousafzai's extraordinary journey has taken her from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations. She has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person's voice to inspire change in the world.

*****

'Malala is an inspiration to girls and women all over the world' JK Rowling
'Moving and illuminating' Observer
'Inspirational and powerful' Grazia
'Her story is astonishing' Spectator
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14/10/2014
21%
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RRP  $19.99 $15.71

For The Women

Difficult Women

A collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection from award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay

The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children, and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer. A black engineer moves to Upper Michigan for a job and faces the malign curiosity of her colleagues and the difficulty of leaving her past behind.

From a girls' fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.

Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
10/01/2017
19%
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RRP  $29.99 $24.18

Reassess

Gifts for the Girls