10 Girls With Major Magic
Don't let the boys have all the fun! Girls can slay dragons too
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Sep 18, 2007 10:24 AM CDT
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(Newser) Chocolat author Joanne Harris will soon publish her first children's book, Runemarks, which follows an adolescent heroine with magical powers. At the Guardian's request, she recommends 10 children's books that feature strong female protagonists:

  1. The Ruby in the Smoke, Philip Pullman
  2. The Black Tattoo, Sam Enthoven
  3. Marianne Dreams, Catherine Storr

  1. The Angel Experiment, James Patterson
  2. The Diamond Of Drury Lane, Julia Golding
  3. Coraline, Neil Gaiman
  4. Fearless, Tim Lott
  5. The Wish List, Eoin Colfer
  6. The Dare Game, Jacqueline Wilson
  7. Spilled Water, Sally Grindley