I Had a Favorite Dress written by Boni Ashburn and illustrated by Julia Denos is a fun book about a girl who outgrows her favorite dress. Instead of parting with it, the girl's smart and inventive mother helps her re-imagine the dress into something new. As the little girl continues to grow, they continue to use their creativity to morph the dress into various articles of clothing.
Shoe-La-La written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by LeUyen Pham is another fashion-oriented book aimed at a slightly younger audience. In this book, the four fashionistas seen on the cover have fun dressing up and trying on shoes in a store, but in the end, choose to make a unique fashion statement by creating their own shoes with supplies they have at home.
One Love adapted by Cedella Marley and illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton is based on the Bob Marley song of the same name. In this book, the protagonist leads her community in transforming an abandoned lot into a beautiful park.
Bee-Bim Bop! written by Newbery Award winner Linda Sue Park and illustrated by Ho Baek Lee is another story for the younger set in which a little girl helps her mother prepare the traditional Korean dish bee-bim bop. From shopping for the ingredients, to actually preparing the dish, to serving it, the little girl is a part of the fun of creating a meal for her family.
Do you have any favorite picture books that celebrate girls being creative? Let us know in the comments!