Norman Ray Bridwell was an American author and cartoonist best known for the Clifford the Big Red Dog series of children's books. Bridwell was born in 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana, to Leona and Vern Bridwell. He was 86. (December 12th)
We all know that girls can do anything they put their minds to. These biographies – of great female role models – make wonderful and inspiring reading for six to eight year olds. Better still, the stories are all true!
The characters depicted (both girls and women) are feisty, daring, clever, creative, thoughtful, opinionated and insightful. All the things we value and encourage in our own children. So enjoy this selection of classic kids books with strong female characters for ages 9-12.