Friday 8th March marks International Women’s Day and books are a great way to introduce kids to strong and inspiring female characters. Here are some of our girl power favourites in both fiction and non-fiction.
Let’s hear it for the girls!
A stunning illustrated storybook for the girls of New Zealand with a powerful can-do message!
A bestselling junior fiction series inspired by true stories from the Wilson Sisters' childhoods. Let the adventure begin . . . taming a wild pony!
The companion to Chelsea Clinton & Alexandra Boiger's #1 New York Times bestseller, She Persisted. Perfect for tiny activists, mini feminists and little kids who are ready to take on the world.
Roald Dahl's greatest heroine, now in Penguin Classics for the first time.
Based on her inspirational life, Malala Yousafzai's first picture book will inspire all young readers to find the magic around them.
When Adeline Yen Mah's mother died giving birth to her, the family considered Adeline bad luck and she was made to feel unwanted all her life.
Meet Jean Batten, the brave, trail-blazing and glamorous aviator, who strove to set new records in death-defying solo flights across the world.
A heartfelt, emotional and deeply moving coming-of-age story about finding and fighting for your place in the world.
A stunning picture book from the award-winning Glyn Harper and Jenny Cooper, bringing us the incredible true story of Gladys Sandford – mechanic, First World War ambulance driver, New Zealand's first woman pilot and a trailblazer ahead of her time . . .
Meet Puffin, a clever architect who always creates the perfect home for her clients. But her newest clients are VERY hard to please!
Learn Te Reo Maori with help from the mischievous Hairy Maclary and his rollicking gang of friends!
Cosy up with these fantastic new books, available now from your local bookseller.
The New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults awards are a unique celebration of the contribution New Zealand’s children’s authors and illustrators make to building national identity and cultural heritage. Here are the Penguin titles that are shortlisted for the 2019 awards.
World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, here are some books to inspire kids to look after our beautiful environment.
Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate our differences and stand up to bullying. Here are some books to encourage a little kindness, and maybe to help start a conversation about this serious issue which affects one in four children.