THE WORST WITCH - Mildred Hubble was a trainee witch at Mss Cackle's Academy, and she was making an awful mess of it. She couldn't even ride a broomstick without crashing it and she was always getting her spells wrong.
Brave Irene by William Steig. Courageous Irene Bobbin is the dressmaker's daughter. Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing. Empowering book for young female readers.
List of picture book contenders for 2014 Caldecott medal. Excerpted from The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Copyright 2013 by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen. Excerpted by permission of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.