The nominations have been made, the votes tallied, and Jen Robinson has the list of the 200 Cool Girls From Children's Literature, including a top 20.
It's an awesome list, that spans genre, age group, and publication date. There are picture books, young adult books, books from 100 years ago and books published last month.
Because more than one "cool girl" exists in some books, it's not 200 books but 200 girls. For the top 20, I know 13 girls; from the top 200, I know 120. ("Know" meaning read their book(s).
What is especially cool is each is unique; each has her own strengths and talents; these girls are not cut out form one cookie cutter mold.