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Dr. Jo

How Sara Josephine Baker Saved the Lives of America's Children

by Monica Kulling, illustrated by Julianna Swaney
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: united states, diseases, illnesses & injuries, girls & women

This thoughtful and beautifully illustrated picture book shares the story of a trailblazer who has inspired generations of girls to change the world.

Sara Josephine Baker was a strong girl who loved adventure. Growing up in New York in the late 1800s was not easy. When she lost her brother and father to typhoid fever, she became determined to pursue …

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Merry Christmas, Anne

by Kallie George, illustrated by Geneviève Godbout
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: christmas & advent, girls & women, orphans & foster homes

A heartwarming holiday picture book inspired by L.M. Montgomery's beloved classic Anne of Green Gables.

It's Anne's first Christmas in Avonlea, and she is thankful for so many things: feathery frosts and silvery seas, and wreaths as round as the moon. But most of all, she's thankful for her kindred spirits, including Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, wh …

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Evie and the Truth about Witches

by John Martz
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: paranormal, girls & women, fantasy & magic

Evie wants to be scared, but she'll get more than she bargained for in this thrilling, witchy chapter book adventure! For fans of Sir Simon: Super Scarer and other spooky, kid-friendly books.

Evie wants to be scared, and the usual scary stories just aren't doing it for her anymore. When she stumbles across a different sort of book, The Truth about W …

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Le bibliobus

by Bahram Rahman, illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 100
  • Grade: 1 to 17
tagged: middle east, girls & women, school & education

 

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Jusqu’à peu de temps avant la naissance de Pari, une fillette d’Afghanistan, les filles de son pays n’avaient pas le droit d’apprendre à lire et à écrire. À présent, c’est le premier jour de Pari comme assistante de sa maman dans le bibliobus. Pari se demande pourquoi les jeunes filles qu’elle re …

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Escape to Witch City

by E. Latimer
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 100
  • Grade: 5 to 17
tagged: horror & ghost stories, girls & women

In a world ruled by fear of witches, some secrets are deadly. A thrilling new fantasy adventure set in historical London for fans of V.E. Schwab's City of Ghosts and Serafina and the Black Cloak.

Emmaline Black has a secret. She can hear the rhythm of heartbeats. Not just her own, but others' too. It's a rhythm she's learned to control, and that can …

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What's My Superpower?

by Aviaq Johnston, illustrated by Tim Mack
edition: Hardcover
also available: Hardcover Paperback eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance, imagination & play, values & virtues

Nalvana feels like all of her friends have some type of superpower. She has friends with super speed (who always beat her in races), friends who can fly (or at least jump from a swing and seem to fly across the playground), and friends who are better than her at a million other things. But when her mom shows Nalvana that she is unique and special, …

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This Is Ruby

by Sara O'Leary, illustrated by Alea Marley
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures, girls & women

Ruby is curious about her world and has big ideas about how it works. A delightful picture book celebration of science and creativity, and a welcome companion to Sara O'Leary's beloved This Is Sadie.

Ruby is a little girl with a sense of curiosity and enthusiasm that's too big to contain! Ruby is always busy -- she loves to make things, watch things …

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Etty Darwin and the Four Pebble Problem

by Lauren Soloy
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: girls & women, european

Etty Darwin and her famous father go for a walk to ponder life, science . . . and fairies! Inspired by the real-life daughter of Charles Darwin.

Etty loves make-believe.
Her dad loves science.
Etty believes in fairies.
Her dad would need to see some proof that they exist.
But they both love nature, conversation and each other.

A gorgeous rumination …

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My Name Is Elizabeth!

by Annika Dunklee, illustrated by Matthew Forsythe
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: humorous stories, girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Meet Elizabeth. She's got an excellent pet duck, a loving granddad and a first name that's just awesome. After all, she's got a queen named after her! So she's really not amused when people insist on using nicknames like “Lizzy” and “Beth.” She bears her frustration in silence until an otherwise ordinary autumn day, when she discovers her p …

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Nye, Sand and Stones

by Bree Galbraith, illustrated by Marion Arbona
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
tagged: girls & women, self-esteem & self-reliance

Somewhere off the coast and around the corner there are two islands. One island is made mostly of stones and the other mainly of sand, and that’s where the problem began.

Young Nye doesn’t understand why the people on her Island of Sand work so hard to build beautiful sandcastles every day if they are destined to be ruined by the stones catapult …