Smart girls rule, SF is cool, too bad it's time for back to school--or you could keep reading about the girls with smarts who win our hearts. Read more on Riffle
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Smartest little girl ever!
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Agatha H. and the Airship City (Girl Genius) by Kaja Foglio
Girl Genius says it all...
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Tinker (Elfhome, Book 1) by Wen Spencer
Tinker is super smart--and an engineer, and hover bike racer, to boot!
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Wood Sprites (Elfhome) by Wen Spencer
Tinkers siblings, and more to come! Twins Jillian and Louise steal the show completely. Really. They hijack the school play to cover the rescue of their unborn siblings.
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The Forbidden Library by Django Wexler
This Alice is smart and contains her curiosity a bit better--but she still gets into trouble!
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Telzey Amberdon (Telzey Amberdon (Baen)) by James H. Schmitz
Vintage scifi. Telzey is a telepath, too. Her brain saves her in a lot of different ways!
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Lyra& by Philip Pullman
Clever Lyra! The His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman is one of the best ever.
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Fledgling by Sharon Lee
She doesn't know she's smart, but she is!
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A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet) by Madeleine L'Engle
Oh Meg the misfit. Some of the best-beloved books of the female "baby-boomer." Tesseracts through time and space; mitochondrial DNA strands with souls and personality. Even after her example, children's and YA is pretty dumbed down. Long may the geek girls rule!
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