Gender stereotyping can limit the development of talents and abilities of girls and boys, women and men, as well as their educational experiences and life opportunities.

Picture books can be used to encourage discussions, broader thinking and directly challenge harmful gender stereotypes. This picture booklist aims to provide parents, teachers and carers with a range of stories which provide broader ideas about who girls, boys, women, men and people who identify as diverse genders can be, what they can be interested in and achieve. It is important to challenge gender stereotypes to ensure children’s aspirations are not limited by traditional ideas about what girls and boys and women and men can do2 . The books vary in age appropriateness from approximately two years to ten years.

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