Some of the best books by women for International Women's Day
Acquaint yourself with these female writers, and you'll make a friend for life in their books
Still firmly clutched in girls' hands to this day, Bath-born Jacqueline Wilson's books have single-handedly done a great deal to keep girls – and it is especially girls who fall for her stories – reading.
Perhaps there are more feminist books to give your children. But these modern and historical tales, with their friendly illustrations by her long-time collaborator Nick Sharratt, enchant, and will continue to enchant young audiences.
Dame Wilson, keep them reading.