“Mighty Girl” Books

Within Reach Learning Center believes that children should have the opportunity to read books, play with toys, listen to music, and watch movies that offer positive messages about kids and honor their diverse capabilities.

A great site called A Mighty Girl is dedicated to doing just that for young girls everywhere.  They are the world’s largest collection of books, toys, movies, and music for parents, teachers, and others dedicated to raising smart, confident, and courageous girls and, of course, for girls themselves!

Here are a few of the sites top read aloud books that we think are great for empowering smart young women…

Igraine the Brave by Cornelia Funke – (Middle Grades) – Igraine dreams of becoming a famous knight just like her great grandfather, but the truth is, life at the family castle is rather boring. Until the nephew of the baroness-next-door shows up. He’s got a dastardly plan to capture the castle and claim as his own the wonderful singing spell books that belong to Igraine’s magician parents. To make matters worse, at the very moment of the siege, her mom and dad botch a spell, turning themselves into pigs! Aided by a Gentle Giant and a Sorrowful Knight, it’s up to Igraine to be brave and save the day — and the books!

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The Magic Half by Annie Barrows (Elementary Readers) – Miri is the non-twin child in a family with two sets of them–older brothers and younger sisters. The family has just moved to an old farmhouse in a new town, where the only good thing seems to be Miri’s ten-sided attic bedroom. But when Miri gets sent to her room after accidentally bashing her big brother on the head with a shovel, she finds herself in the same room . . . only not quite.

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Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee (Younger Readers) Meet Bink and Gollie, two precocious little girls — one tiny, one tall, and both utterly irrepressible. Setting out from their super-deluxe tree house and powered by plenty of peanut butter (for Bink) and pancakes (for Gollie), they share three comical adventures involving painfully bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion. No matter where their roller skates take them, at the end of the day they will always be the very best of friends.

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Check out A Mighty Girl’s website for more great books to empower young girls.

Within Reach Learning Center would love to hear what you think about these books.  Who are your favorite female characters?


 


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