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Children's Literature @ NYPL
You Go Girl: The Fun and Fearless Female Characters of Children's Fiction
They fight dragons. They tame forests. They read grownup books. They're the spunky heroines that make the world of children's stories exciting. In Robert Munsch's picture book The Paper Bag Princess, a princess learns that a girl doesn't need a a knight in shining armor — she needs a paper bag and a bold attitude. Then there's Matilda, the eponymous protagonist of Roald Dahl's classic, who discovers that big problems are no match for a bigger brain. Introduce the kids in your life to The Fun and Fearless Female Characters of Children's Fiction.
A Girl Called Problem by Katie Quirk
But I Am An Alligator by Lauren Child
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert N. Munsch
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Silly Sally by Audrey Wood
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary