We love reading and it’s been a part of Little H’s bedtime routine since she was tiny. I’ve always been a bookworm and think it’s so important to encourage your kids to enjoy reading. I’ve written before about our favourite books and as we read a lot I thought I’d start a monthly book recommendation.
To kick off here’s our first book…
We were on a day out at National Trust property Stourhead when I spotted this book in the gift shop and had to buy it. I’m all about girl power and raising a strong girl, so this book was a must for our book shelf.
It’s a very bright and eye catching book with some brilliant illustrations. Each double page spread is dedicated to a different amazing woman from history.
Little H loved this book straight away, looking through it in the car on our drive home from Stourhead and reading a few of the names. There are some very well-known women in there like Rosa Parks, Marie Curie and Coco Chanel, as well as a few you may not have heard of like Mary Seacole and Sacagawa.
The book is great for explaining to kids how women had an impact on the world, and also the prejudices and struggles they faced to get there. There’s an inspiring lady to interest all kids whether they’re into science, fashion, dinosaurs or art.
I read 3 pages to Little H with the promise of reading some more the next night. Minutes later she was calling me back to her room, shouting “Mummy come and hear what this lady did!” and didn’t want to put the book down!
Her favourites were Rosa Parks (“It’s so dumb she couldn’t just get on the white people bus!”) and Marie Curie (“I want to be a clever scientist like her”).
I would really recommend this book for girls and boys of all ages, not only to teach them about how these amazing women changed the world but also to inspire them to want to change it themselves. And of course, a bit of Girl Power is good for everyone!
If you want to buy the book you can do so here:
Have you read this book? Would love to hear what you and your kids thought of it!