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  • Mighty Girls To The Rescue: 16 Books Starring Sword-Wielding Girls and Women

    Our favorite books for children and teens starring adventurous, sword-wielding Mighty Girls!

    sword-blog-webWhen it’s time for the brave young adventurer to pick up a sword and save the day, who says that adventurer has to be a boy? Sword-wielding Mighty Girls make for thrilling, dramatic fiction! If you have a child or teen who loves action, adventure, derring-do -- and a well-honed blade -- then there’s sure to be a perfect title for them in our new blog post showcasing our favorite books starring girls and women who are at home with a blade in hand.

    In addition to being fun and action-packed, these stories set in times long ago or worlds of fantasy provide a powerful opportunity to talk about stereotyping and sexism in the real world -- after all, the only reason a female adventurer or warrior would be surprising is the influence of our own culture.

    So if your child or teen has ever imagined being the brave knight and fighting for the good of the realm, check out these books to give her more fodder for her dreams of action and adventure! For even more tales of daring Mighty Girls -- in real-life and fiction -- visit our Action & Adventure book section. Continue reading

  • Beyond Harry Potter: 25 Fantasy Adventure Series Starring Mighty Girls

    Our top 25 Mighty Girl fantasy adventure series for tweens and teens who loved the Harry Potter books.

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    It's no wonder that so many kids — and adults — love the Harry Potter series: an epic struggle between good and evil, a world full of magic, fantasy, and adventure, and a powerful coming of age story make a captivating combination! However, while Hermione Granger, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, and other strong female characters populate the Harry Potter universe, many girls would love to read a similarly thrilling book or series with a girl at the heart of the story.

    Fortunately, there are many great fantasy adventure books starring Mighty Girls out there to choose from! These books include the same elements that make Harry Potter so fascinating and fun to read but bring female characters to the forefront, where their courage, intelligence, and strength can really shine. Whether they're solving mysteries, defeating the minions of evil, or saving the people they love, these daring Mighty Girls are sure to inspire readers of all ages!

    For more stories for all ages starring adventurous Mighty Girls, visit our Action & Adventure Collection. For more Mighty Girl fantasy stories, check out our Fantasy & Science Fiction Collection.

  • Choose Your Own Adventure: 45 Books to Inspire Adventurous Mighty Girls

    Our favorite girl-empowering adventure stories to inspire your own Mighty Girl's adventures!

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    What adventures is your Mighty Girl planning this year? Will she bike to the park by herself, swim for the first time, or learn to ride a horse? Maybe she’s going on a trip with the Girl Scouts, or hiking in the woods near her house to find the perfect place to build her secret hideout. Or maybe her imagination will take her on even bigger adventures — into outer space, magic kingdoms, or realms of fantasy. One thing's for sure: an adventurous child's life will never be boring!

    To inspire your Mighty Girl to celebrate her adventurous side,  we’re showcasing our favorite books featuring daring, courageous Mighty Girl characters on adventures of their own. These stories capture all the thrill and excitement of pushing yourself to do something unexpected and new. They might even inspire you to try a new adventure!

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