You Go Girl: The Fun and Fearless Female Characters of Children's Fiction

  • by Anna Taylor

    They fight dragons. They tame forests. They read grownup books. They're the spunky heroines that make the world of children's stories exciting. In Robert Munsch's picture book The Paper Bag Princess, a princess learns that a girl doesn't need a a knight in shining armor — she needs a paper bag and a bold attitude. Then there's Matilda, the eponymous protagonist of Roald Dahl's classic, who discovers that big problems are no match for a bigger brain. Introduce the kids in your life to The Fun and Fearless Female Characters of Children's Fiction.

    A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk

    But I Am An Alligator by Lauren Child

    Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

    The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch

    Matilda by Roald Dahl

    Silly Sally by Audrey Wood

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary