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FANTASTIC FEMALE BOOKS

Topic Books about Fantastic Females for Children in KS1 & KS2

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World

by Vashti Harrison 

Did you know that WIFI was invented by a glamorous Hollywood star? Or that the first computer programmer was a woman born in 1816? These amazing little leaders have changed the world.

Fantasically Great Women Who Worked Wonders 

by Kate Pankhurst

What do you want to be when you grow up? Discover eye-opening facts about a collection of go-getting women who have pioneered careers in a kaleidoscope of industries. Join scientists, doctors, athletes, hot-air balloonists and more.

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Her Story

by Katherine Halligan

In this uplifting and inspiring book, children can learn about 50 intrepid women from around the world and throughout history. Telling the stories of their childhood, the challenges they faced and the changes they made, each illustrated spread is a celebration of girl power in its many forms. 

Girls with Guts!

by Debbie Gonzales

A celebration of the strength, endurance, and athleticism of women and girls throughout the ages. Discover how women refused to take no for an answer, and how finally, they pushed for a law to protect their right to play, compete, and be athletes.

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Little People, Big Dreams: Marie Curie by Isabel Sanchez Vegara 

When Marie was young, she was unable to go to college because she was a woman. But when she was older, her scientific work was respected around the world and she went on to win the Nobel Prize for Physics! This moving book features stylish illustrations and extra facts at the back.

Girls Think of Everything

by Catherine Thimmesh

In kitchens and living rooms, in garages and labs and basements, even in converted chicken coops, women and girls have invented ingenious innovations that have made our lives simpler and better. What inspired these girls, and just how did they turn their ideas into realities?

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Malala's Magic Pencil

by Malala Yousafzai

As a child in Pakistan, Malala made a wish for a magic pencil that she could use to redraw reality. As she grew older, she saw a world that needed fixing. And even if she never found a magic pencil, Malala realised that she could still work hard every day to make her wishes come true.

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A Galaxy of Her Own

by Libby Jackson 

From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.