I write children's books and I have always tried to make girls the heroes of my stories. Going forward, I think I need to persuade colleagues to feature more girls (and not princesses and fairies) and support and promote those who do; and challenge booksellers, librarians and book buyers to do the same.
February 14th is also International Book Giving Day, so here's a list of books to give to girls - and boys. Let's start by showing the very youngest that girls have a right to be present - front and centre - in the human story.
Please comment / suggest books etc below.
Books I've written
Books I've been proud to work on, edit and/or publish
Books I LOVE
Something for older children
Featuring the wonderful dragon flyer, Jojo.
Like the others shown below, these books are enjoyed by boys (despite the industry view that boys won't read books with girl central characters.