Books are such an incredible way of engaging kids while teaching them some pretty big life lessons. While I often fall into the ‘lazy parent’ category in many areas, reading is something I truly love to do with my kids. From the old, falling-off-their-spine faves to the ones that allow me to put on silly character voices, I love them all – but I can’t go past a kids book with a strong message. And boy, have I found a good series!
Little People, Big Dreams is a series of childrens books that are sure to inspire kids through the tales of incredible women like Coco Chanel, Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou, Agatha Christie, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie and Frida Kahlo, all of whom did AMAZING things in their lifetimes. On these bright and beautifully illustrated pages, the stories follow each woman from childhood, through the ups and downs of the various challenges they were forced to overcome and finally, to a place where their dreams and hard work paid off and landed them in the history books.
While these gorgeous books make the perfect gifts for the little girls in your life, little boys will love them just as much. The stories are universal, regardless of gender, and show the importance of qualities like patience, persistence and above all, not allowing your struggles or adversities in life define you. Coco Chanel began her life in an orphanage, Maya Angelou’s early childhood was a trauma-filled one and a childhood accident ended Frida Kahlo’s ambition to be a doctor but led her to something beyond her dreams. They are all extraordinary, all successful and all women with stories that deserve to be told.
You can get your mitts on these awesome books online or at your fave bookstore.
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What is your fave book of all time?