It’s International Women’s Day! A day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Self assurance and confidence of women’s abilities start from a young age and to encourage empowerment and aspirations, there have been a number of books that celebrate some of the most inspiring women from past and present. We have listed our top inspirational books for girls on this wonderful day for women.

1. Little People Big Dreams series
Discover the lives of outstanding people from designers and artists to scientists. All of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. Learn all about the life of inspiring Mexican painter Frida Khalo, meet the iconic lady of fashion Coco Chanel, or discover the life of Audrey Hepburn, the famous actress, dancer and UNICEF ambassador. Click HERE to see the full series of amazing women.

2. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
“Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 1 & 2” is a collection of illustrated stories that celebrate extraordinary women. Rebel girls whose actions have changed the course of history. Painters, scientists, dancers, chefs, astronauts, jazz singers, pharaohs, boxers, writers, political leaders… from every corner of the globe! It’s a collection of bedtime stories that will inspire young girls (and their mothers, their aunts, their cousins…) to be confident, to dream big, to cultivate their strength. Click HERE to see more amazing and inspirational women.

3. Shout Out to the Girls
Shout Out to the Girls: A Celebration of Australian Awesome Women shout-outs to 50 awesome Australian women and their incredible achievements. From Cathy Freeman to Turia Pitt, Edith Cowan to Julia Gillard, Mum Shirl to Vali Myers, plus rally car drivers, molecular biologists and more, this book is a celebration of women in all fields, from all walks of life, and from Australia’s past and present. Click HERE to see what other Australian women made the list.

4.The Fantasically Great Women Books
The Fantastically Great Women books by Kate Pankhurst celebrate some of the world’s most brilliant women, from Rosa Parks to Jane Austen, Ada Lovelace to Pocahontas. Each book shares fascinating facts through highly-visual illustrated spreads, and is ideal to get children learning about inspirational women, as well as how they might change the world. Click HERE to see more inspirational books for girls.

5. Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women
We take the smallest things for granted but have you ever thought about who invented the stuff we use on a day-to-day basis? You might be surprised as many of the household gadgets, food and daily essentials were actually invented by women. From baby carriers to pastry forks…women have invented so many wonderful things over the years. Click HERE to see all the wonderful items that have been invented by women…you might just be surprised.