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.
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
2013 Parents' Choice Award GOLD
2014 Amelia Bloomer Project List
ReadBoston's Best Read Aloud Book
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2 features 100 new bedtime stories, each inspired to 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.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 features stunning artwork created by 70 female artists from all over the world.
For Ages 5+
What's new in Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2?
1. 100 NEW PORTRAITS, 100 NEW STORIES: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 is an entirely new collection of 100 bedtime stories about extraordinary women from all over the world. It boasts a brand new graphic design + 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time.
2. DIVERSITY: Having a passionate community that spans across 70+ countries is a great way to discover incredible stories. The stories in Volume 2 are 100% stories you told us about. Now, we can all share them. We can't wait, because they truly are breath-taking.
3. A GLOSSARY: It has an illustrated glossary, so your kids can expand their vocabulary while learning about incredible female role models.
Plus, it has all of the things that made Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls precious and unique.
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.
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.