Kid Books about Amazing Women

March is Women's History Month - and I've got some great books to consider adding to your bookshelves or checking out from your local library this month.

I pull together books from our shelves every month for certain themes and put them in a basket. This gives the kids easy access to books that I want them to read and gives me new ideas for bedtime books for Gus. (Lucille just reads to herself before bed but Gus still likes to get read to.) This month the basket is full of books about women, St. Patricks Day, Ireland and spring time. Lots of themes to work with in March!

Below are some great recommendations for Women's History Month.

Who is Dolly Parton? - There are a lot of these "Who is/Who was" series that are worth checking out about some amazing women. But with Dolly Parton's contribution to finding a cure for coronavirus, I feel like now is a great time to teach the kids about her.

The Quickest Kid in Clarksville - I like this book because it isn't just about someone famous - it shows the impact that a person can have on kids. It's a fun book and both my kids really enjoy it. If you want more about Wilma Rudolph - the Little People, BIG DREAMS book was at a good price at the time of writing this.)

Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution - Growing up I was intrigued with Abigail Adams because her husband seemed so uninspiring while she seemed so knowledgable and witty. I'm not sure what exactly brought me to that conclusion at a young age - but I'm gonna stick with it. You could add a First Lady Coloring book to your cart too.

Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos - I love Frida Kahlo and my kids love books about people and animals so this one is perfect. Her art is fun to study with kiddos too --  since the pieces are colorful and are often self portraits with animals.

There Goes Patti McGee! - This is a new book for 2021 and tells the fun story of a woman skateboarder and the National Skateboarding Championship for Women. I order this but haven't read it yet. But it looks fun!

The Leaf Detective - I love books about women scientists because Lucille LOVES science and I want to encourage her to keep learning about what she loves. This one is a new one and about a woman I hadn't heard of before. Which means I get to learn too!

Jump at the Sun - Another new book - and about someone I hadn't seen children's books on before, Zora Neale Hurston. This is another one I ordered but haven't read yet.

Do you have special books you pull out for Women's History Month for the kids? I'd love to hear more recommendations in the comments.

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