It’s international women’s day! We’re celebrating strong women, “may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” We’ve compiled a list of Canadian children’s books to read with the young girls in your life today:

The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires

A story about magnificent dreams and the hard work that goes into them. Ashley Spires tells a tale of struggle and failure but inspires all women to keep trying again until they get it right.

Whimsy’s Heavy Things by Julie Kraulis

When Whimsy finds herself with a lot of heavy things, she tries everything she can to get rid of them. She soon learns that by dealing with them one at a time, the heavy things don’t seem so heavy.

Kika the Upside-Down Girl by Jessica Tudos

Kika embraces her difference as she lives the world completely flipped upside down. She stays true to herself against all odds!

The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael

Reversing the roles of the princess and the prince, this tale is about the power of women being the heroes and saving the day!

Willow’s Whispers by Lana Button and illustrated by Tania Howells

This story emphasizes that it’s okay to be shy or quiet and how to break out of your shell to be heard. It’s inspiring and welcomes girls to share their voice for the world to hear!

Today is all about girl power so tell the women in your life how much they mean to you! Let us know in the comments your favourite female authors or stories of empowerment.

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