International Women’s day is one such occasion where we realize the importance of women in everyone’s life. And there are so many advertisements and reels on social media about Women’s day. My mom and I considered reviewing some books thatare beneficial for the children to understand the significance of Women’s day. So, here comes the list of children’s books for International Women’s Day.
Even in fact, I had similar doubts about Women’s day and why we celebrate it. So my cousin Sana and I sat with my mom to understand its significance. During our research, we created this list, which my mom once again curated.
Children’s Books for International Women’s Day
The Dot that went for a walk
This book contains 51 short stories about inspiring Indian women across different fields. It also contains some activities for the kids to do like games, scrapbooking, stamps etc. Each story is crisp and concise and can be completed in a single day. Most of the women mentioned here followed their dreams after fighting against all the odds. This book has been written by a team of three authors, Sarada Akkineni, Reema Gupta and Lakshmi Nambiar. Sana and I liked a lot of stories from this book, that we started digging deeper about the people mentioned here.
Recommended Age group: 5+ years
Brave women of India 5 in 1
Amarchitra Kadha is always much loved books among kids. They have come with the stories of five women who stood tall among their peers and acheived their dreams irrespective of the situations at that time. This book contains the storires of Rani of Jhansi, Rani of Kittur, Rani Abbakka, Sultana Razia Begum and last but not the least Kalpana Chawla. They have covered these five important topics from the history to the modern day India.
Recommended Age group: 4+ years
She can You Can: The A-Z Book of Indian Iconic Women
This book talks about 26 inspiring women across various fields. Each story covers the major accomplishments, their journey towards becoming the pioneers in different fields. Even I enjoyed this book as the stories are so inspiring and I told Sana also to read this book. The characters mentioned in this book are from business, sports, scientists, social workers, dancers. In fact this book also give us an idea about different fields which we can try out. This book provides a good number of role models for the young readers.
Recommended Age Group: 6+ years
Little people Big dreams
Little People Big Dreams have come up with a series of books about great leaders, inspiring authors and personalities. The language and illustrations are suited for kids of all ages. They have come up with a series about Women in Art, Science etc. Also the individual books are great.
Recommended Age Group: 5+ Years
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Rebel Girls partnered with Jess Harriton and Maithy Vu in bringing 100 inspiring women leaders, change makers, scientists across the history. This once again a series of books, in which each book would capture a different set of leaders. This is another set of books thats a must read for all boys and girls. All the pictures in these books were drawn by different women across the world.
Recommended Age Group: 4+ Years
Malala’s Magical Pencil
Its about the biography of Malala Yousafzai narrated in the form of a dream, in which Malala finds a magical pen, with which she wants to rewrite the future, where all people can get equal rights irrespective of the gender. This book talks about the importance of education and how education will liberate the dreams of people. The illustrations entice the young readers.
Recommended Age Group: 4+ years
A Galaxy of Her Own
Stars are present high up in the sky, but if we set our goals higher, anyone can reach those stars. Thats premise of this books, in which the stories of few amazing women who created history in space with their works. This book talks about women scientists, rocket engineers, who have also worked in the backgroud, along with the stories of astronauts. This book is a good recommendation for all those kids who are interested in space.
Recommended Age Group: 6+ Years
It’s your World by Chelesa Clinton
This book talks about the biggest challenges faced by the world today. The author has touched each and every topic in a detailed manner, with charts, pictures etc. She talks about the teenagers who stepped out of their boundaries and working tirelessly for what they think would actually benefit the entire world. This book is slightly for elder kids and I am still reading this book to give my detailed review.
Recommended Age Group: 10+ years
There are a lot of books that talk about girls who are path breakers, who thought of living their dreams but since they are based on fiction and thats the reason why I have decidced not to include them here. Please let me know what are the books tthat you have read along with yout kids from the list above. Also do let me know the other Childern’s Books for International Womens day, that your kids have loved.