First of all I love that these books are hardback. When you have kids, you appreciate hardback books even more. The pages have beautiful, colorful graphics which keep my child interested in the book. The stories are interesting, short and to the point which helps with their attention span. National Geographic's mission is to inspire kids to learn about the planet and empower them to make it better and these books complete their mission. My son and daughter can learn about important people that made a difference in this world which will inspire them to be a hero and heroine also!
The Book of Heroines also has 8 chapters filled with stories of history's gutsiest gals. The chapter of "Leading Ladies" includes stories of Eleanor Roosevelt, Women leading nations and making history, Cleopatra, two American trailblazers, and more. The chapter of "Gritty Girls" includes stories of Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Athletic Icons, Today's Superstars, World Cup Warriors, and more. The chapter of "Heroines on the Job" includes stories of "Mavis Batey, Muriel Siebert, Women, War, and Work, and more. The chapter of "Legendary Ladies" includes stories of Athena, Mulan, Women of the Wild West, Courageous Characters of TV and Film, and more. The chapter of "Daring Dames" includes stories of Amelia Earhart, Great Gertrudes by Land and Sea, On the High Seas, On the Front Lines, and more. The chapter of "Peace Heroine" includes stories of Harriet Tubman, Fighting for Justice, They Lived to Serve, and more. The chapter of "Ladies in Lab Coats" includes stories of Marie Curie, Science Superstars, Rachel Carson, Animal Advocates and more. The chapter of "Outstanding Animals" includes stories of Laika the space dog, Scarlett the cat, and more.