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A Mighty Girl's 2018 Books of the Year

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  1. Baby Feminists

    Illustrator: Jessica Walker

    Before they were feminist icons... they were babies! In this clever lift-the-flap book, the littlest readers get to imagine what inspiring women like Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, astronaut Mae Jemison, artist Frida Kahlo, and more were like as babies and toddlers. Clever cut-outs in each flap tie the adult woman to the baby girl — so even adults will love details like Ginsburg's dissenting collar becoming a baby's bib. With its empowering message that all babies can grow up to change the world, this board book is the perfect choice to raise daring feminists from day one!

    Ages: 0 - 3
    Price: $6.79
  2. Dream Big, Little One

    Author/Illustrator: Vashti Harrison

    In Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, Vashti Harrison introduced school-aged kids to inspiring role models they probably won't meet in their history books. Now, in this detailed board book, she adapts 18 of her profiles for preschool readers! With simple text and her trademark illustrations that throw back to classic mid-century children's literature, she shows kids a variety of heroes and role models in every field — and inspires them to dream of how they themselves might change the world.

    Ages: 2 - 5
    Price: $7.19
  3. I Look Up To... Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Author: Anna Membrino
    Illustrator: Fatti Burke

    "I look up to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Let me tell you why..." This detailed board book is a great way to introduce babies, toddlers, and preschoolers to a woman you admire! The book distills Ruth Bader Ginsburg's inspiring attributes into page spreads with vibrant illustrations that are appealing for babies and toddlers and text that's interesting enough for preschoolers. Each spread includes a quote from RBG herself! This title from the I Look Up To... series are a great way to encourage girls to follow in these inspiring women's footsteps. For another release from this series, check out I Look Up To... Michelle Obama.

    Ages: 2 - 4
    Price: $6.99
  4. Amelia: My First Amelia Earhart (Little People, Big Dreams)

    Illustrator: MARIADIAMANTES

    Young Amelia Earhart dreamed of flying like a bird, so as an adult, she decided to learn how to fly a plane! Female pilots were few and far between, but Amelia wanted to prove that women could fly just as well as men. First, she set a female world record by flying at 14,000 feet; then, she flew across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans; and finally, she decided to try flying all around the whole world. This board book from the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, which also includes a board book about Maya Angelou, will inspire and empower the littlest readers.

    Ages: 1 - 3
    Price: $5.89
  5. You Can Be

    Author/Illustrator: Elise Gravel

    There are many ways to be a kid, says author/illustrator Elise Gravel in this funny and empowering board book. Each page combines a single descriptive word (embellished and lettered to reflect its subject) and a cartoony illustration of a child demonstrating that mood, from funny to sensitive to noisy to scared. Clever asides will make kids giggle, like the reminder that kids can be smelly (sometimes!) Simple and appealing, this book reminds kids to embrace diversity in both themselves and others, and be their authentic selves wherever they go.

    Ages: 2 - 5
    Price: $8.99
  6. Baby Loves Coding!

    Author: Ruth Spiro
    Illustrator: Irene Chan

    Baby's train isn't working — so she'll have to think like a coder to work out the bugs! Baby Loves Coding presents the concepts of sequencing, problem solving, cause and effect, and thinking step-by-step in a way that's simple enough for little kids to understand, but accurate enough to satisfy an expert! It even introduces concepts like algorithms and programming languages. Kids will love the bright illustrations and curiosity-inspiring language in this book from the Baby Loves Science series.

    Ages: 0 - 3
    Price: $7.57
  7. Auntie and Me

    Author/Illustrator: Karen Katz

    Someone is at the door — who could it be? Baby knows: it's Auntie, here for a special day with her niece or nephew! Kids will love lifting the sturdy flaps to discover all of Auntie's surprises, from a toy dinosaur hiding in her bag to a game of hide and seek to a trip to the zoo. But the best surprise of all is at the end: auntie hugs and kisses, just for you! Beloved author / illustrator Karen Katz has created a board book that celebrates the joy and fun a loving auntie brings to a child's life.

    Ages: 1 - 3
    Price: $6.69
  8. Tooth

    Author/Illustrator: Leslie Patricelli

    Leslie Patricelli's Baby is back, and this time, something feels funny in her mouth — it's her first tooth! And where one tooth appears, there will soon be more — so it's time for Baby to learn how to take care of them. Kids will giggle as Baby learns that some things aren't for biting and does her best to brush her teeth (then accepts a little help from Mom and Dad.) Little ones will love reading about someone whose teeth are new... just like theirs!

    Ages: 0 - 2
    Price: $7.54
  9. Walk and See: Opposites

    Author/Illustrator: Rosalind Beardshaw

    A winter walk turns into an exploration of the concept of opposites in this beautiful book by Rosalind Beardshaw! As two friends explore their snowy world, they discover opposites like up and down, light and heavy, warm and cold. The narrative feel of the book draws young readers in, while its elegant illustrations are full of details begging to be explored. This simple story is sure to be a favorite with the littlest readers.

    Ages: 0 - 2
    Price: $7.99
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