There are a ton of benefits to reading with your kids starting when they are babies, and luckily the children’s book market is full of options. As one dad has pointed out, however, those book offerings tend to be a little skewed towards boys. Check out the video below to see why you might want to do some book editing when you’re reading to your kids.

It’s not entirely surprising that some of the classic kids books feature more male characters than female, considering that majority of these beloved books were written decades ago. Besides self-editing as you read, another other option is to branch out of those classics to some modern tales. There are many amazing new books published every year that feature more female heroes. A Mighty Girl’s list of the Top 100 Picture Books starring girls is a great place to start getting some inspiration.

What children’s books starring girls do you love? Share your favorites in the comments.