Examples of good, strong characters in picture books

Amazing Grace, by Mary Hoffman

Brave Irene, by William Steig

The grouchy ladybug, by Eric Carle

Hazel's amazing mother, by Rosemary Wells

Julius, the baby of the world, by Kevin Henkes

Lily's purple plastic purse, by Kevin Henkes

Martha speaks, by Susan Meddaugh

Miss Rumphius, by Barbara Cooney

Naked Mole Rat gets dressed, by Mo Willems

Officer Buckle and Gloria, by Peggy Rathman

Olivia, by Ian Falconer

The paperbag princess, by Robert Munsch

Thomas' snowsuit, by Robert Munsch