Strong Girls, Whole Boys

BOOKS ON BUILDING STRONG GIRLS/ WHOLE BOYS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS


Amazing Grace Cover Image
By Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9780803710405
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Published: Dial Books - September 2nd, 1991

Grace loves stories, whether they're from books, movies, or the kind her grandmother tells. So when she gets a chance to play a part in Peter Pan, she knows exactly who she wants to be. Remarkable watercolor illustrations give full expression to Grace's high-flying imagination.


Not One Damsel in Distress: World Folktales for Strong Girls Cover Image
By Jane Yolen, Susan Guevara (Illustrator)
$18.90
ISBN: 9780152020477
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2000

These thirteen folktales have one thing in common: brainy, brawny, brave heroines--and not one damsel in distress From Bradamante, the fierce female medieval knight, to Li Chi, the Chinese girl who slays a dreaded serpent and saves her town, these heroines use their cunning, wisdom, and strength to succeed.


200 Ways to Raise a Boy's Emotional Intelligence: An Indispensible Guide for Parents, Teachers & Other Concerned Caregivers Cover Image
By Will Glennon, Don Elium (Foreword by), Jeanne Elium (Foreword by)
$15.26
ISBN: 9781573240208
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Published: Conari Press - June 1st, 2000

A nationally recognized parenting expert and spokesperson for fathers, Glennon presents straightforward and well-researched-ways- both to nurture young men and, in turn, to teach them how to be nurturing.


Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' Schemes Cover Image
$20.69
ISBN: 9780312370053
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Published: Griffin - May 15th, 2007

Winner of the Books for a Better Life Award

Every parent who cares about empowering her daughter should own a copy."
- Rachel Simmons, author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls


Pinky and Rex and the Bully Cover Image
By James Howe, Melissa Sweet (Illustrator)
$3.59
ISBN: 9780689808340
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Published: Simon Spotlight - April 1st, 1996

Pinky's favorite color is pink, and his best friend, Rex, is a girl. Kevin, the third-grade bully, says that makes Pinky a sissy. Deep down, Pinky thinks Kevin is wrong, but he's still worried. Does Pinky have to give up his favorite things, and worse, does he have to give up his best friend?


It's Okay to Be Different Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9780316666039
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2001

It's okay to need some help.
It's okay to be a different color.
It's okay to talk about your feelings.

From the bestselling author Todd Parr comes a reassuring book about being who you are.


The Boy Who Cried Fabulous Cover Image
By Leslea Newman, Peter Ferguson (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9781582462240
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Published: Tricycle Press - August 1st, 2007

The only thing Roger likes better than exploring the world around him is describing it. And Roger describes most things as fabulous But his parents have a different view. They want Roger to see things the way they do, so they ban -fabulous- from his vocabulary.


The Sissy Duckling Cover Image
By Harvey Fierstein, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
$8.09
ISBN: 9781416903130
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 1st, 2005

Elmer is not like the other boy ducklings. While they like to build forts, he loves to bake cakes. While they like to play baseball, he wants to put on the halftime show. Elmer is a great big sissy.

But when his father is wounded by a hunter's shot, Elmer proves that the biggest sissy can also be the greatest hero.


Parenting Beyond Pink & Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes Cover Image
$13.49
ISBN: 9781607745020
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Published: Ten Speed Press - April 8th, 2014

A guide that helps parents focus on their children's unique strengths and inclinations rather than on gendered stereotypes to more effectively bring out the best in their individual children, for parents of infants to middle schoolers.
Reliance on Gendered Stereotypes Negatively Impacts Kids


Ruby's Wish Cover Image
$7.19
ISBN: 9781452145693
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Published: Chronicle Books - August 4th, 2015

Ruby is unlike most little girls in old China. Instead of aspiring to get married, Ruby is determined to attend university when she grows up, just like the boys in her family.


William's Doll Cover Image
$6.29
ISBN: 9780064430678
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Published: HarperCollins - May 1st, 1985

"An excellent book about a boy named William who wants the forbidden--a doll. The long-awaited realistic handling of this theme makes it a landmark book."--School Library Journal


Oliver Button Is a Sissy Cover Image
By Tomie dePaola, Tomie dePaola (Illustrator)
$16.19
ISBN: 9781481477574
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - July 4th, 2017

This beautiful new edition of Tomie dePaola's progressive 1979 classic stars a special little boy who won't give up on the dreams that make him unique.


Made by Raffi Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781847805966
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Published: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks - September 1st, 2016

New in paperback


Big Bob, Little Bob Cover Image
By James Howe, Laura Ellen Anderson (Illustrator)
$14.39
ISBN: 9780763644369
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - October 11th, 2016

It's not easy to become friends with someone who is nothing like you--but surprising things can happen when you give it a try.


Not All Princesses Dress in Pink Cover Image
$16.19
ISBN: 9781416980186
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - June 15th, 2010

Not all princesses dress in pink.
Some play in bright red socks that stink,
blue team jerseys that don't quite fit,
accessorized with a baseball mitt,
and a sparkly crown


Tatterhood: Feminist Folktales from Around the World Cover Image
By Ethel Johnston Phelps (Editor), Suki Boynton (Illustrator), Gayle Forman (Foreword by)
$13.46
ISBN: 9781558619296
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Published: Feminist Press - August 2nd, 2016

From Japan to Norway, Scotland to Sudan, Tatterhood brings readers twelve folk tales--and twelve women whose cunning, hard work, and physical strength are celebrated in each story. A family of three women teaches a burly man how to wrestle, a girl battles a fearsome bear, and a young mother rescues her village from an elephant's stomach.


The Paper Bag Princess Cover Image
By Robert Munsch, Michael Martchenko (Illustrator)
$6.26
ISBN: 9780920236161
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Published: Annick Press - May 1st, 1980

This bestselling modern classic features a princess who rescues a very snooty--and ungrateful--prince.


Tough Boris Cover Image
By Mem Fox, Kathryn Brown (Illustrator)
$7.19
ISBN: 9780152018917
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Published: Voyager Paperbacks - September 1st, 1998

Boris von der Borch is a mean, greedy old pirate--tough as nails, through and through, like all pirates. Or is he? When a young boy sneaks onto Boris's ship, he discovers that Boris and his mates aren't quite what he expected.


No Difference Between Us: Teach Children Gender Equality, Respect, Choice, Self-Esteem, Empathy, Tolerance, and Acceptance Cover Image
By Jayneen Sanders, Amanda Gulliver (Illustrator)
$10.18
ISBN: 9781925089271
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Published: Educate2empower Publishing - July 28th, 2016

Jess and Ben are twins. Jess is a girl and Ben is a boy but in all the BIG ways, there is NO difference between them


Nonnie Talks about Gender Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781500621469
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - July 23rd, 2014

Do today's children have questions about gender? Of course Nonnie Talks about Gender seeks to open the door to parent/child communication by addressing potentially complicated and controversial issues with sensitivity and warmth.


Lena Likes Lizards Cover Image
By Liza Dora, Jolie Gray (Editor)
$16.49
ISBN: 9780692598856
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Published: Liza Dora - December 10th, 2015

Lena Likes Lizards addresses gender stereotypes in an imaginative and fun way, appropriate for ages 3 to 9 years. A young girl is told she's brought the wrong toy to the play ground. She goes on a journey of self-discovery and concludes that people are people and should be able to do what they choose.


Cinderstella: A Tale of Planets Not Princes Cover Image
$13.46
ISBN: 9781433822704
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Published: Magination Press - October 17th, 2016

Tough Guys Have Feelings Too Cover Image
$16.16
ISBN: 9781909263666
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Published: Nobrow Press - November 3rd, 2015

A boldly illustrated picture book read-aloud about how everyone gets sad--ninjas, wrestlers, knights, superheroes, everyone . . . even daddies have emotions

Did you know wrestlers have feelings? And knights. Even superheroes and ninjas feel sad sometimes. In fact everyone has feelings--especially dads who love their children


When the Bees Fly Home Cover Image
By Andrea Cheng, Joline McFadden (Illustrator)
$8.06
ISBN: 9780884484820
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Published: Tilbury House Publishers - October 28th, 2015

Worried about the drought that has caused a big decrease in honey production, his dad is irritable and remote, seemingly unable to offer the acceptance that Jonathan yearns for. But one sleepless night Jonathan joins his mother in the kitchen making beeswax candles for sale, and discovers an outlet for his artistic talents that will make a big contribution to the family finances.


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Free to Be...You and Me Cover Image
$18.90
ISBN: 9780762430604
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Published: Running Press Book Publishers - October 14th, 2008

This is the book we all know and love by Marlo Thomas and her friends--brought to new life with brand new illustrations to captivate and inspire a new generation of readers on a journey of the heart. Whether you are opening Free to Be . . .


Not Every Princess Cover Image
$8.96
ISBN: 9781433816482
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Published: Magination Press - May 30th, 2014

Who do you want to be: a princess? Pirate? Teacher or scientist? And where would you like to play: a castle? Pirate ship? Library or spacelab? It's your decision to make so think away.