I went to see Wonder Woman today and while that film is definitely not for preschool-aged children, there are great children’s books about Wonder Woman so I have gathered my favorites here. Girl power is often made to sound cute but the message that these books and the film for older kids and adults conveys are real, there is power in caring, there is power in wanting to make things right, and there is power in training and learning to fight for these things. That is a message I want all little girls and boys to hear and that shines through ( in varying degrees) in all these books.
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Wonder Woman Board Books
These board books about Wonder Woman and friends are playful, sturdy and convey wonderful messages about girl power.
Wonder Woman ABCs by Benjamin Bird is a cute alphabet book that explores bits and pieces of Wonder Woman’s world from A to Z.
My First Wonder Woman Book – Touch & Feel by David Bar Katz is a great book for toddlers and preschoolers who are into superheroes. The touch and feel aspect to it engages wiggly hands as they flip through the book.
DC Superheroes: My First Book Of Girl Power by Julie Merberg is a fun (very pink) book that immediately grabbed my daughter’s attention years ago. The message is a great one focusing on physical strength as well as strong character traits of the heroes.
Wonder Woman Picture Books
Wonder Woman: The Story of The Amazon Princess by Ralph Cosentino is a great picture book about Wonder Woman! The book includes her origin story as the daughter of the Amazon Queen, featuring wonderful comic book style illustrations.
Be A Star Wonder Woman by Micheal Dahl is a cute book that compares all the super qualities of Wonder Woman with a little girl and her day at school. The super cute illustrations will grab your child’s attention for sure!
The Big Book Of Girl Power by Julie Merberg is the picture book version of the board book above. I love the focus of this book because it focuses on every way that girls are powerful not just what they are usually praised for. There is power in so many character traits and this book, while not hitting every single one, hits many.
Wonder Woman Beginning Reader Books
Wonder Woman To The Rescue by Courtney Carbone highlights how Wonder Woman is here to help and, of course, save the day. The text is the perfect length for new readers eager to do it all themselves and the illustrations act as a great scaffold if they need a little help.
Wonder Woman: I Am An Amazon Warrior by Steve Korte is another origin story and a great option for kids who are too young to see the film but want to. The illustrations are of the characters in the film, while the story follows the film’s origin story and the focus on the training with the Amazons.
Wonder Woman Classic: I Am Wonder Woman by Erin K. Stein has a very similar storyline to the Ralph Cosentino book in a different package. Readers travel through Wonder Woman’s origin story and adventures. This book will appeal to kids who are starting to read independently.
I just don’t understand why they have to Market Wonder Woman as a sex icon for young kids. I don’t want any of her things in my house because of it.
Allison McDonald says
I think that happens to many women, not just superheroes. I love the start of the film because there were no men and their outfits were simply outfits for warriors, not eye candy.