Isabella: Girl in Charge (Hardcover)

Isabella: Girl in Charge By Jennifer Fosberry, Mike Litwin (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jennifer Fosberry, Mike Litwin (Illustrator)
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Plucky, purple-haired Isabella, star of the New York Times bestselling picture book series, is back for another adventure! One of the best election books for kids that shows just what's possible when you dare to dream big.

Just how big can a little girl dream?

A big event has Isabella ready to go at the crack of dawn. But that's a motion her parents are not likely to pass. After a two-to-one vote, it's decided that some things need to happen first—like eating breakfast and brushing her teeth!

If her family is going to work like a democracy, Isabella knows what she has to do; call an assembly and campaign her way out the door

Taking inspiration from the women who trail blazed their way onto the political map of America, Isabella celebrates the women who were first to hold their offices. And if Isabella can get her parents out the door, she might just witness the first woman voted into the highest position of all…

A great choice if looking for:

Feminism children's books

Children's books on artists

Children's book women in history

Girls empowerment books

About the Author

Jennifer Fosberry is a science geek turned children's book writer. After running away to Costa Rica for a few years, she returned to the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and three children to read, write, and try to get out of doing housework. Visit

Mike Litwin is an award-winning illustrator who combines oil glazing, color pencil, collage, and other mixed media to create scenes that serve the imagination and education of children. Visit him at

Praise For…

"With a spunky female heroine as the star, it's no wonder Fosberry's "Isabella" series is so popular...a boisterous girl-power book for the ages." — Lee Littlewood, Creators Syndicate

"There’s lots of fun wordplay ("Let’s vote on breakfast."Capital idea!") and cheerful artwork throughout this delightful, empowering picture book, ending with a time line and bios for each of these amazing women." — Good Reads with Ronna

"The heroine of My Name Is Not Isabella highlights pioneering women in American politics... Biographical background about each politico and a timeline of other female firsts round out a light introduction to women’s role in U.S. political history. " — Publishers Weekly

"I think this book is a fantastic way to introduce kids, boys and girls alike, to some women who have shaped US history through their role in politics. I like the extended biographies at the end of the book, since many of these women were new names to me as well." — Growing My Kids Reviews

"I have read other books in the Isabella series, and I love how she imagines herself to be lots of different characters and even real people. It is interesting to learn about the many different ways a girl could grow up to be a leader. - Susan Faith, Age 8" — Kids Book Buzz

"Spending some part of your day teaching whomever you're reading this to about great women in the past, is super fun. The book brings out a great amount if discussion and can even become a fun history project for little ones. " — Cassandra M’s Place

"If you're looking for a gift to inspire the future female leader in your life, consider... Isabella: Girl in Charge...The illustrations fit the story well, and the book itself provides a great way to incorporate mini history lessons and to encourage girls to dream big. " — Motherhood Moment

"Fossberry's spunky spokeswoman for women knows her stuff, and she gives Isabella's mother some clever puns on the accomplishments of these historic women. " — Books For Kids

"This books help shine a spotlight on history making female politicians. I love that is shows examples of real life women politicians in a fun way but also has a detailed timeline of the actual history of women in politics at the end. " — Crafty Mama

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492641735
ISBN-10: 1492641731
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English