Bold Girls

Introducing CBI's most recent campaign, BOLD GIRLS...

Recommending 20 bold girls for you to read about!



Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Paperback, 01/09/2015, €10.80
Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon.


Paperback, 11/02/2016, €9.45
Matilda's parents have called her some terrible things, but the truth is she's a genius and they're the stupid ones. Underestimating Matilda proves to be a big mistake as they, along with her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, discover when Matilda uses her very special power to get the better of them.

Maisy's Digger

01/08/2015, €8.10
Maisy's working hard in this delightful digger-shaped book!

The Princess and the Pony

Paperback, 01/08/2015, €9.45
The teeny tiniest of adorable farting ponies gives the biggest of laughs in this riotously inventive new title from Kate Beaton, the artist behind the bestselling Hark! A Vagrant.

Izzy Gizmo

Paperback, 10/08/2017, €9.45
Izzy is brilliant at making inventions - she'll try her hand at anything!

Star by Star

Hardback, 26/10/2017, €9.45
An invigorating tale of suffragettes and heroes, courage and survival, as war ends, flu sweeps the land - and women get to vote!

Things a Bright Girl Can Do

Paperback, 01/02/2018, €10.80
Through rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.

Tangleweed and Brine

Hardback, 07/09/2017, €17.55
A collection of thirteen dark, feminist retellings of traditional fairytales from one of Ireland's leading writers for young people. In the tradition of Angela Carter, stories such as Cinderella and Rumpelstiltskin are given a witchy makeover, not for the faint-hearted. Intricately illustrated with black and white line drawings, in the style of Aubrey Beardsley, by a new Irish illustrator.

I'm a Girl!

Paperback, 13/08/2015, €9.45
I am a Girl! is a wonderful celebration of being who we are and not being pigeon-holed or restricted by gender stereotypes. Most of all it is full of energy and laugh-out-loud funny. Who says that pink is for girls and blue is for boys?

Pippi Longstocking

Paperback, 02/09/2010, €14.85
Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren's nine-year-old heroine, burst onto the bookshelf in 1945 and has remained a firm favourite with children all over the world. Here her story is illustrated with flair and humour by Lauren Child, winner of both the Kate Greenaway Award and the Nestle Smarties Gold Award.

Ada Twist, Scientist

Hardback, 06/09/2016, €18.95
A story of the power of curiosity in the hands of a child on a mission to use science to understand her world

Lydia The Wild Girl of Pride & Prejudice

Paperback, 01/09/2016, €10.80
Inspired by Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice! Lydia can't stand her country life - but adventure is just around the corner. Soon, she's swept off her feet by dashing Wickham, following him glamorous Brighton. Here, a pair of aristocratic twins offer her the life she thinks she seeks. But can she find out what she really wants - and get it?

Women in Sport

Hardback, 11/01/2018, €17.55
This book is filled with stories of women who achieved their greatest dreams - women who pushed themselves to the limit, did the impossible and became legends.

Wing Jones

Paperback, 05/01/2017, €10.80
Debut novel about a mixed-race family hit by tragedy in 90s Atlanta from a talented young writer.

Rebel Voices: The Rise of Votes for Women

Hardback, 11/01/2018, €17.55
Rule Breakers. Risk Takers. Rebel Women. Law Makers. A celebration of women rallying around the globe to win the vote.

You're Amazing, Anna Hibiscus!

Paperback, 07/04/2016, €8.10
The eighth and final title in this brilliant series about Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her large extended family, by an internationally renowned Nigerian storyteller.


Hardback, 15/06/2017, €16.20
There's more to Rapunzel than excellent hair.