The girls and women in these book series — both real and fictional — will inspire and challenge your child. They are smart, resilient, and brave — exactly the type of characters that parents and children who contributed to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report say they are looking for in kids’ books.
Relatable characters close in age to your child will help them feel seen and understood, while adult women from history can be role models for overcoming challenges.
Shop fiction and nonfiction books featuring female role models below! Plus, explore our Scholastic Parents book lists to discover the best children's books by age, interest, and more. You can find all books and activities at The Scholastic Store.