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.


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.


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?


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.


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.

Girls Can Do Anything

by Caryl Hart 

Do you want to climb a mountain? Drive a fire engine? Become prime minister? Join the girls in the pages of this book to see the incredible things they do every day and find out what you might like to do, too! A picture book for every girl with a dream.


100 Women Who Made History by DK

Celebrating the fantastic females who changed history, this reference book for children tells the intriguing life-stories of Joan of Arc, the Suffragettes, Rosa Parks, Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Malala Yousafzai, and more. Featuring beautiful photographs, engaging text, and zingy illustrations.

Audrey the Amazing Inventor 

by Rachel Valentine

Audrey wants to be an inventor, but her inventions are not entirely successful. This fun and quirky book featuring a feisty and inspiring female protagonist with an inventive mind and curious spirit, is an inspirational story about following your dreams.


Rosie Revere, Engineer 

by Andrea Beaty

At night, Rosie is a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her Great Aunt Rose 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.


The Brontes by Anna Doherty

Growing up on the lonely moors of Yorkshire, the Bronte sisters have nothing to entertain them but their imaginations. So they invent extraordinary imaginary worlds, full of wars and love, soldiers, heroes and villains, ruled over by powerful women. This is the astonishing, fantastically feminist and, best of all, totally true story of one amazing family!

The People Awards

by Lily Murray

Roll up, roll up! The People Awards are about to begin. Who will win the X-ray Award? Who will be named Most Magical Muggle? Celebrate equality with 50 famous people from around the world who made history and changed the world for the better.


The Girls by Lauren Ace

Four little girls meet under an apple tree and form a bond that grows as they share secrets, dreams, worries and schemes. This beautifully illustrated tale charts the girls' lives through ups and downs and laughter and tears. Find out how their friendship flourishes as the years pass by and the girls become women.

Brilliant Ideas from Wonderful Women:15 incredible inventions from inspiring women! by Aitziber Lopez 

Discover the stories behind 15 of the 20th century's key inventions in this fun and informative treasury of women, who each made a unique contribution to the history of science and technology.


Women in Science

by Rachel Ignotofsky 

A gloriously illustrated celebration of trailblazing women. Women in Science highlights the contributions of fifty notable women to the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, from both the ancient and modern worlds. 


Pioneers of Science and Technology by G Amson-Bradshaw 

Brilliant girls and boys everywhere will enjoy these stunningly illustrated stories. Each one introduces women who have reached for the stars and stretched the boundaries of science, technology, and culture, changing the world along the way. 

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