A Mighty Girl Blog

  • The Whole Story: 40 Book Box Sets and Collections Starring Mighty Girls

    A Mighty Girl's top picks of girl-empowering book box sets and collections for children and teens.

    book-sets-collections-webIf there’s anything a reader loves more than a new book, it’s a great new series! A series is an excellent way to encourage kids' interest in reading as they get drawn into a story over several books — and, for those rabid readers, collections let them find out what happens to their favorite new character without having to wait for the next book to be released!

    Fortunately, there many book series featuring Mighty Girl characters, and, in this new post, we've highlighted 40 of our favorite girl-empowering collections for both children and teens. We've included a mix of Mighty Girl classics and recent releases — all of which will keep her busily reading to find out what happens next!

    If you're looking for more girl-empowering books for children and teens, check out our full book collection of over 2,500 titles.  Continue reading

  • 10 Mighty Girl Organizations to Support This Holiday Season

    Ten non-profit organizations founded by girls and women that are changing the world.

    giving-tuesday-blog-2016-webAfter the rush of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, it's time to take a moment and give back! For the fifth year, people are celebrating Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to donating money, time, and talent to charitable organizations around the world. By bringing together supporters from countries across the globe with organizations making a difference, Giving Tuesday provides a chance to amplify the small donations that each of us can make into big change!

    To celebrate this day of giving at A Mighty Girl, we're highlighting ten incredible grassroots organizations founded by girls and women that we hope you'll consider supporting on this day and throughout the year. From helping orphans in Nepal to providing solar power for obstetricians in developing countries to growing healthy vegetables for people in need in the United States, these groups are making a real difference both locally and globally. Your donations can help magnify the efforts of these inspiring girls and women and ensure that their life-changing work reaches even further!

    For stories to encourage your own children's interest in making a difference, check out our blog post Making an Impact: 20 Mighty Girl Books About Charity and Community Service. Continue reading

  • Building Her Dreams: Top 50 Building Toys for Mighty Girls

    A Mighty Girl's top picks of building and engineering toys for inventive Mighty Girls from toddlers to teens.

    building-toys-blog-2016-webIt starts the first moment an infant or toddler realizes that one block can balance on another block. Before you know it, building a tower to the sky (and making it crash down!) has become a favorite activity. For many kids, building toys remain favorites throughout childhood, with structures becoming more complex as kids' building skills advance. And once they can incorporate moving parts, budding engineers get to really explore all the incredible things they can put together!

    If you have an amateur architect or engineer on your hands, some intriguing new building toys make a great gift idea! By expanding the materials available for building, you can help kids develop useful skills like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination, planning, and spatial perception — and, of course, let them have a great time doing it!

    With that in mind, in this blog post, we’re sharing our 50 favorite building toys for kids from toddlers to teens. In addition to these recommendations, you can find more great building toys in our full selection of over 150 Building Toys.

    Science lovers can also find plenty of empowering options in our blog post Wrapped up in Science: Top 50 Science Toys for Mighty Girls.
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  • The Festival of Lights: 15 Mighty Girl Hanukkah Stories

    A Mighty Girl's favorite Hanukkah stories starring Mighty Girls!

    hannukah-books-blog-2016-webThis year, Hanukkah, the winter Festival of Lights, begins in just a few short weeks on December 24. To help you celebrate the miracle of eight days of light, we're sharing our fifteen favorite Hanukkah books starring Mighty Girls. These books celebrate this special holiday and how it brings families together for eight special nights every winter. Full of joy, fun, and the importance of family tradition, these stories are a perfect way to remember this special holiday.

    You can also learn about our favorite books celebrating Christmas in our blog post, Christmas is Coming: 40 Mighty Girl Christmas Stories.
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  • Christmas is Coming: 40 Mighty Girl Christmas Stories

    A Mighty Girl's favorite Christmas stories, from beloved classics to new releases -- all starring Mighty Girls!

    christmas-books-blog-2016-webWith December fast approaching, the Christmas season is almost here! And what better activity is there to prepare for the holidays than curling up and reading a beloved Christmas story together? For many families, reading holiday stories — whether old favorites or new finds — is a treasured part of the season. And, what better way to get in the holiday spirit than with a Mighty Girl Christmas story!

    If you’re looking for Christmas stories to add to your family's library, we’ve put together a selection of 40 of our favorite girl-empowering books celebrating this special holiday. The Mighty Girls in these books enjoy Christmas traditions, share special time with family, and learn the true importance of giving — both to the people they love and to people in need. We hope that you find the perfect book to become part of your family’s Christmas tradition!

    You can also learn about our favorite books celebrating Hanukkah in our blog post, The Festival of Lights: 15 Favorite Mighty Girl Hanukkah Stories. Continue reading

  • Mom Gives Her Mighty Girl A Daily Dose of Feminist Inspiration on Her Lunch Napkin

    Every day, this mom draws a famous woman from history alongside an inspiring quote for her daughter's lunch - all on a napkin.

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    Meaghan Elderkin from Glocester, Rhode Island, has always left little notes in her 9-year-old daughter Holden’s lunchbox: “They’ve progressed over the years from hearts and silly drawings to bad jokes and groan-worthy puns,” she says. But this month, Elderkin decided to give her napkin art a girl-empowering twist -- by drawing images of famous women, past and present, and including one of their powerful quotes. After sharing the images on the private Facebook group Pantsuit Nation, she was met with such a tremendous response that she decided to share them publicly. As one group member wrote: “You are a star. Thank you for the reminders of how strong women ARE!”
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  • Wrapped up in Science: Top 50 Science Toys for Mighty Girls

    A Mighty Girl's top picks of science, math, and programming toys for curious Mighty Girls from toddlers to teens.

    science-toys-blog-2016-webKids are full of curiosity about how the world works, so why not give them a gift that helps them explore it? With a high-quality science kit or toy, kids can incorporate the wonder of the everyday world into their play. In fact, it's amazing how much they can learn that way!

    In this blog post, you'll find our favorite science, math, and programming toys and kits for curious kids of all ages. Whether you know a would-be star-gazer, a budding biologist, or an eager young robotics specialist, there are options here that will fascinate them. And who knows? Play alongside them and you might just learn something new too.

    For more fun STEM-related toys and kits, visit our Science & Math Toy Collection. You can also discover many books about science-loving girls and women in our two blog posts: Ignite Her Curiosity: 25 Books Starring Science-Loving Mighty Girls and Science Is For Girls: 25 Books About Female ScientistsContinue reading

  • Born In My Heart: 10 Mighty Girl Books for National Adoption Day

    Ten empowering books celebrating adoption and adopted Mighty Girls!

    adoption-blog-web“If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn't have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. I know now why all those events happened. Or didn't happen. So I could meet this little girl. She is, in every way, my daughter.” — Nia Vardalos, Instant Mom

    Today is National Adoption Day, a day for “celebrating a family for every child.” Around the the world, there are millions of children who have found the home and love they deserve through adoption — and millions of parents who have found joy and love in return!

    To celebrate all of the Mighty Girl adoptees and the Mighty moms and dads who are raising adopted Mighty Girls, we’re sharing ten of our favorite Mighty Girl books about adoption. Whether you’re explaining the process to a young child or talking about it with a tween or a teen, these books recognize and honor the special relationship that comes through the adoption process.

    The few highlighted in this post are just a small selection from our collection of Mighty Girl books about adoption. To view the full collection, visit our Adoption book section. Continue reading

  • Standing Together: 50 Mighty Girl Books Celebrating Diversity and Acceptance

    A Mighty Girl's top picks of books for children and teens celebrating acceptance and the value of diversity.

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    For parents and educators concerned about fostering children's appreciation of diversity and acceptance of others, it can sometimes feel like an uphill battle in such divisive times. From the subtle to the overt, discrimination based on sex, race, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin, appearance, and ability does exist, and tackling it can be a difficult conversation to have with kids regardless of their age.

    Fortunately, thoughtful stories exploring these issues in sensitive and compassionate ways can help make such discussions a bit easier. To that end, in this blog post, we've collected fifty books for both children and teens that explore the ways in which our differences shape our views of the world, affect how we interact with one another, and influence our future — and how those differences are strengths to be celebrated. As well, many of these titles show kids how to stand up for their peers and others when they see discrimination happening right in front of them. By sharing books like these, kids will learn the most important lesson of living in a diverse world: by standing together, there's nothing we can't accomplish.

    For over 200 titles that celebrate acceptance of differences, visit our Tolerance & Acceptance Collection. For more books that star Mighty Girls of all cultures, races, religions, sexual orientations, and abilities, visit our Multicultural Fiction Collection. Continue reading

  • "I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark" Book Giveaway

    Win an autographed copy of the first-ever picture book biography of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- and a copy for the school of your choice.

    For A Mighty Girl's latest book giveaway, we're thrilled to present I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark, the first-ever picture book biography of an American icon and champion for justice, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Thanks to its publisher, Simon & Schuster, we have three I Dissent packages to give away to A Mighty Girl supporters. Each gift package contains a copy of the picture book autographed by author Debbie Levy, a cloth tote bag featuring an original illustration of Justice Ginsburg on the front and the book's title on the reverse, and a 17" x 22" poster of an illustrated inspirational quote from the book. Additionally, a second copy of I Dissent will be donated to a school designated by the winner so that more children can be inspired by its empowering message.

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