I have a science, and fact loving kid, she loves spouting out facts. This week she informed me that she needs the libraries to open back up so that she can get more science facts and animal books so she can learn more and give provide us with new and interesting facts. These books are perfect for us, I want to introduce my kids to books on amazing women that can encourage them to do whatever they want.
Books on Amazing Women for Our Girls
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I am all about giving my kids books based on facts, if they want to learn about something then I am not going to stop them. I’m going to find books like the ones below that might interest them.
The Science Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained – Discover 80 trail-blazing scientific ideas, which underpin our modern world, giving us everything from antibiotics to gene therapy, electricity to space rockets and batteries to smart phones.
Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space – Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today—including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson as well as former NASA Chief Astronaut Peggy Whitson, the record-holding American biochemistry researcher who has spent the most cumulative time in space.
Women in Space: 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures – Women in Space profiles 23 pioneers, including Eileen Collins, the first woman to command the space shuttle; Peggy Whitson, who logged more than a year in orbit aboard the International Space Station; and Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space; as well as astronauts from Japan, Canada, Italy, South Korea, France, and more. Readers will also learn about the Mercury 13, American women selected by NASA in the late 1950s to train for spaceflight.
Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World – Women in Science celebrates the achievements of the intrepid women who have paved the way for the next generation of female engineers, biologists, mathematicians, doctors, astronauts, physicists, and more!
25 Women Who Thought of it First – Discover 25 women who were trailblazers in science, technology, architecture, engineering, and more. Learn about some of the women who defied expectations and introduced the world to new ideas and creations big and small.
Women Aviators: 26 Stories of Pioneer Flights, Daring Missions, and Record-Setting Journeys – 6 women aviators who sought out and met challenges both in the sky and on the ground, where some still questioned their abilities. Read about barnstormers like Bessie Coleman and racers like Louise Thaden, who bested Amelia Earhart and Pancho Barnes to win the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, sometimes called the Powder Puff Derby.
We once had a librarian tell my kids that they wouldn’t like a book because it was all about facts and numbers. I made sure to let her know I don’t limit what books my kids can borrow from the library, nor what they read. We don’t limit knowledge here.