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Great Books About Girls: Recommended by Zoe Norton Lodge

May 30, 2019


This book list is all about the girls. Zoe Norton Lodge author of the Elizabella series has shared with us her favourite inspirational reads about girls who strike out for themselves.

Words | Zoe Norton Lodge

Girltopia – Hillary Rogers

When every single man and boy is struck down by a mysterious illness the girls are in charge. A perfect Australian read this summer for the girl dreaming big.

The Naughtiest Girl series – Enid Blyton

Determined to be expelled from her boarding school, Elizabeth Allen does just about everything she can to make it happen. A classic that proves girls have been getting up to excellent mischief forever.

Mrs Smith’s Spy School for Girls – Beth McMullen

Boarding schools are a great location for adventures. In this series a girl discovers her boarding school is actually a spy agency and she must work on her spy skills so save her mother. Thrills ensue!

Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – Elena Favilli, Francesca Cavallo

Reinvented fairytales illustrated by 60 different female artists featuring with heroines from Queen Elizabeth 1st to Serena Williams. You can’t go wrong really.

Elizabella Meets Her Match – Zoe Norton Lodge

A breathtakingly excellent book about Elizabella: poet, fixer of fairytales, entrepreneur and the biggest prankster in the history of Bilby Creek primary (review totally unbiased)

Zoë Norton Lodge is a writer, actress and television presenter, known for her work on ABC TV’s The Checkout and the live storytelling night and podcast Story Club, as well as her collected short stories Almost Sincerely. Elizabella Meets Her Match is her debut children’s novel.

Read our review of Elizabella and the Great Tuckshop Takeover and Elizabella Meets Her Match by Zoe Norton Lodge and Georgia Norton Lodge



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