GIRL POWER (TOOLS) BOOKLIST!
There is a link to download as a pdf at the bottom of this page.
Children’s books with positive messages about girls making and inventing, especially using tools.
This booklist especially for girls who like to make – book characters can be powerful role models – you can’t be what you don’t see. Of course it’s for boys too – they need to appreciate what girls can do as well as do themselves.
Let’s empower girls to have the ‘tools’ to shape their world
In no particular order – and these are all recommendations from generous folk on twitter! I haven’t read them all! If you’d like to suggest another book please do, or suggest I remove one! email me at firstname.lastname@example.org feel free to share and distribute…..
Ada Twist – Scientist by Andrea Beaty
Rosie Revere Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Iggy Peck architect by Andrea Beaty
Interstellar Cinderella by Deborah Underwood
The Little Red fort – by Brenda Maier
Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World by Kate Pankhurst
In Mary’s Garden by Tina and Carson Kugler
Doll-e 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey
Not all princesses dress in Pink by Jane Yolen
Ara the Star Engineer by Komal Singh
Izzy Gizmo by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie
What About Moose? By Schwartz, Coren Rosen and Rebecca J. Gomez
The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Smart Girls by Robert Leeson and Axel Scheffle
Violet the Pilot by Steve Breen
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch
Franny K Stein – Mad scientist by Jim Benton
Little People, BIG DREAMS: Women in Science by by Sanchez Vegara, Isabel
Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie the Witch by Valerie Thomas
Mrs Armitage on Wheels by Quentin Blake
The Princessless prince by Joel Hedlund
Meggie Moon by Elizabeth Baguley
The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell
Katy’s Kit Car by Robin Lawrie
Be a Maker – by Katey Howes
Magnolia Mudd And The Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe by Katey Howes
Nina’s Machines by Peter Firmin
Sweet Dreams, Sarah: From Slavery to Inventor by Vivian Kirkfield
How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel by Wendy Meddour and Rebecca Ashdown
My mummy is an: engineer, plumber, soldier, scientist – series by Kerrine Bryan
The Ant Farm Escape by Heather Macht
Ellie Engineer by Jackson Pearce
Ada Lace adventures by the Space Gal
Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters (Questioneers)– Andrea Beaty
How to code a roller coaster by Josh Funk
Bright Strorm by Vishti Hardy
Wildspark by Vishti Hardy
Cogheart by Peter Bunzl
And of course if you want to turn their dreams into reality….
Learning through Woodwork – Pete Moorhouse – Routledge 2018