To mark the International day of women (8th March), we’ve picked our favourite strong and adventurous girl characters!

Pippi longstocking ottoline and the yellow cat little women

day louis eaten paper bag princess princess smartpants

1. Pippi Longstocking – Pippi Longstocking, Astrid Lindgren

2. Ottoline Brown – Ottoline & the Yellow Cat, Chris Riddell

3. Jo March – Little Women, Louise May Alcott

4. Sarah in   The Day Louis Got Eaten by John Fardell

5. The Paperbag Princess –  Robert Munsch

6. Princess Smartypants – Babette Cole