Empowering books for girls

By Scottish Book Trust

Empowering books for girls

By Scottish Book Trust

Celebrating some serious girl power! This range of fiction and non-fiction titles is set to inspire, delight and empower any young woman.

In the Key of Code

Aimee Lucido

£6.99 £6.64

Cleverly told mixing Java script, song and poetry, this narrative verse novel casts a spell on its reader. We learn computer script and Java with Emmy, as she grapples with starting a new school, new friends and a new life. An intriguing and enjoyable read.

The Words That Fly Between Us

Sarah Carroll

£6.99 £6.64

We really like this because it is a sensitive story about the powerlessness felt by Lucy as she experiences the bullying behaviour of her father. She uses words to address the situation and stands up for what she knows to be right.

Cookie! (Book 1): Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World

Konnie Huq

£6.99 £6.64

We like this funny story about a girl who is keen, ambitious and curious and really wants a cat – relatable for strong females of all ages!

Astrid the Unstoppable

Maria Parr

£6.99 £6.64

Being the only child in her village doesn't stop Astrid, known as "the little thunderbolt", from enjoying herself, and we loved seeing how she copes with change in the beautiful Norwegian setting of this story.

Alice Dent and the Incredible Germs

Gwen Lowe

£6.99 £6.64

This is a hilarious book which will definitely have you rooting for the infected Alice in her battle against germaphobes and the Best Minister for Everything Nicely Perfect.

When the Mountains Roared

Jess Butterworth

£7.99 £7.59

Everyone's scared of something, so it's fantastic to read about a character like Ruby who has a lot of fears but doesn't let them stop her, especially when it comes to protecting a cause she really cares about.


Charli Howard

£7.99 £7.59

Standing up for yourself can be really difficult, particularly with someone who you want to be friends with, so we loved meeting Molly in Splash and seeing her gain the confidence to stand up for herself and pursue what she loves to do.

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

Matilda Woods and Anuska Allepuz


We loved following the brave and bold Oona's exploits stowed away on her father's ship and witnessing her discover the world beyond the village she has always known.

The Midnight Hour

Benjamin Read and Laura Trinder

£6.99 £6.64

We loved meeting Emily, who is the feisty and fearless protagonist of this fantastical tale, and following her on this epic adventure to rescue her parents!

No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Catherine Bruton

£7.99 £7.59

Aya's been through some very difficult things on her journey to Britain, but she works so hard to keep her family together it is truly inspiring to read about.

The Good Thieves

Katherine Rundell

£7.99 £7.59

Vita's tenacity, creativity and wit make her a force to be reckoned with in this exciting story!

We Won an Island

Charlotte Lo

£7.99 £7.59

Luna doesn't wait around for things to get better for her family, she tries to sort things out herself and it's hilarious and heart-warming to watch what happens next.

Beatrix the Bold and the Curse of the Wobblers

Simon Mockler

£5.99 £5.69

It's wonderful to see Beatrix start to discover her own identity and explore the world outside the palace walls in this funny fairy-tale.

Milton the Mighty

Emma Read

£6.99 £6.64

Zoe is an amazing character – we loved seeing her conduct her research about spiders, spread the word about what she finds and even help her dad overcome his fear!

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