Great Female Characters in Children’s Books

The representation of women across all forms of media has been discussed in depth in seemingly every major news outlet in the last year. This is brilliant news. What seems to have been discussed less than other forms of media, though, is children’s books. Considering their importance in shaping our political beliefs, forming our ideas about identity and instilling confidence, this seems like something that should be redressed. Thus, without further ado, let’s launch into Turnaround’s top picks of children’s books that show women as complex characters or see them taking on a role they might historically have been denied … Continue reading Great Female Characters in Children’s Books


I’m sure all of you can remember your favourite book as a child- the one that you read until the pages were torn; the characters that you imagined leaping out from the page in front of you and joining the real world in a colourful and exciting adventure. These books are often the ones we credit with instilling our love of all things literary – so can it really be true that the children’s book market is declining and children would now rather text on their smartphones and play on their shiny new tablets? Surely not! Last week was the … Continue reading CHILDREN’S BOOKS IN TROUBLE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!