Recommendations by Kelly H with photo of Kelly H

If you’ve ever peeked into my office space at the Peterborough Public Library, you could not help but notice myWonder Woman collectables love for all things Wonder Woman. I think it started with one small action figure and a few buttons on display, but thanks to dear  friends and family over the years, it has expanded into quite a “wonder”ful collection.

I really enjoy and welcome young visitors at my office door looking to discuss my collection. Inevitably I get asked why I like Wonder Woman. Children of today cannot relate to my stories of a youth spent watching her on TV and how I would spin endlessly in circles in the hopes of transforming into Lynda Carter. Instead, I talk to them about how amazing it is that Wonder Woman celebrates her size and strength … and she is fierce! Moreover, she is loyal, dedicated to learning and truth, and she will always choose love and kindness over vengeance. I think we can all agree that in our current world climate, we desperately need this kind of hero!  

According to DC Comics, March 22 is Wonder Woman’s birthday, so I celebrate and share with you my list of children’s books featuring this timeless hero.

Wonder Woman 5 minute stories book jacket DC Wonder Woman 5-Minute Stories 
Ages 3-7

This 5-Minute Stories collection makes any time the perfect time to enjoy the adventures of Wonder Woman! Boys and girls will love this collection of tales featuring Wonder Woman and other favourite DC superheroes in action. Each story can be read in five minutes or less, so it's perfect for bedtime - or any time.

Wonder Woman Three Big Bullies jacket CoverWonder Woman, Three Big Bullies!  by Christy Webster
Ages 4 to 6

When the villains take over the city square, Wonder Woman comes to the rescue by standing up to Giganta and her bully friends. Readers of this book will quickly learn that it doesn't matter what size or shape you are, but rather how strong your character is.  

Levelled easy reader.

Wonder Woman the Story of the Amazon Princess book jacket

Wonder Woman : The Story of the Amazon Princess by Ralph Cosentino
Ages 6-8

Cosentino’s book is written in a simple, engaging manner perfect for a very young audience, with illustrations inspired by the original comic book art.  This is the ideal introduction to this legendary superhero. Children will find out how the daughter of an Amazon queen grew up to become a protector of humankind, with a mission to teach peace and kindness to all.

Diana Princess of the Amazons book jacket
Diana : Princess of the Amazons by Shannon Hale  (Graphic Novel)
Ages 8-12

Eleven-year-old Diana leads an idyllic life on the island of Themyscira. Cut off from the rest of the world, she's beginning to feel more and more isolated. What Diana needs is a friend - someone her own age with whom she can talk. When she decides to take matters into her own hands, she may just make a monster instead of a friend.

Wonder Woman at Super Hero High book jacketWonder Woman at Super Hero High by Lisa Yee
Ages 8-12

Wonder Woman's desire to become a superhero takes her to Super Hero High, where she juggles new friendships, intensive training, and a roommate obsessed with social media. Readers will fly high with the all-new adventures of Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, and some of the world's most iconic female superheroes as high schoolers!

Diana and the Island of No Return book jacketDiana and the Island of No Return by Aisha Saeed
Ages 9-12

This is the first book in a new trilogy. Twelve-year-old Diana's much-anticipated visit with her best friend, Princess Sakina, turns into an adventure as they face a booby-trapped island, a forbidden visitor, and a demon.