Picture books where the girls kick butt


#1

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#3

May I recommend The Paper Bag Princess?


#4

My daughter was born on Trina Schart Hyman’s birthday, (plus the illustrations are amazing) so we got “The Serpent Slayer and Other Stories of Strong Women” May be a little on-the-nose with the title, but it’s pretty great. She’s illustrated a lot of stories with great female heroines. Plus, ya gotta be a tough lady to survive life with that name…


#5

I think my kid is a bit too old for that book now but I do appreciate the previous suggestion of Zita the Space Girl. We need more like that!


#6

no love for Paperbag Princess? jeez.


#7

The Paperbag Princess is full of twenty kinds of awesome.


#8

Where are the books about boys kicking but, hmmmm? It’s a conspiracy, I tell you, to emasculate…

Aw hell, I can’t even keep a straight face today.


#9

I’m astounded that that wasn’t on the list. Such a great book. I bought dozens of copies of the mini version and gave them to everybody.


#10

The Princess in Black, by Shannon Hale. A second one is coming as well.
Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, by Jane Yolen
The Princess Knight, by Cornelia Funke
Cleopatra in Space graphic novel series by Mike Maihack

I will dig up more later. And I agree, the Amazing Grace series and The Paper Bag Princess rule.


#11

I’m sorry; you can no longer use the words “girl” and “butt” in the same sentence, because a random student at Antioch University arbitrarily declared the implied hostility demeaning.

Because pr0n.


#12

So many princesses! Not all little girls want to be princesses, thank you very much.


#13

That’s the point of some of these books. For example, the princess in Beaton’s book aspires to be a warrior who fights in brawls.


#14

This (post-kickstarter) book is awesome -


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