Looking for the perfect gift for a young girl? If she is a book lover or if you know a little girl who loves to be read to, chances are, she would love a new book for that next gift she gets. The problem is, where to find good books that will instill Christian values, and at the same time, be fun to read. I have two daughters, and the five books in this article have been a big hit with my girls, and other girls their age.
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The Princess and the Kiss by Jennie Bishop
This book is a sweet reminder that purity is still romantic and an ordinance of God. This book is 32 pages long a story starts by loving royal family presenting their daughter with “a gift from God” – her first kiss – Their daughter can choose to keep or to give away her first kiss. The wise girl decides to waits for the man who is worthy of her precious gift. This book would make a wonderful addition to any young girl’s book collection. The Price of the book ranges from $3.00 used to $12.99 online. ISBN-10: 0871628686 (ISBN-13: 978-0871628688).
The Care and Keeping of You- The Body Book for Girls by Valorie Shaefer
This book is a part of the American Girl Library and more appropriate for girls ages 6-12, but girls of all ages will enjoy reading about God’s wonderful creation- The human body. This book will teach young girl’s how to care for their bodies and transform from a young girl to a young woman. This book covers everything from Hair care to how to trim toenails properly. This book was a birthday present for my daughter, and she treasures it as a token of love from me to her. Moreover, it is a very non-intrusive way to introduce young girls to hygiene and changes in their body. The price of the book averages around $9.95 and the ISBN numbers are ISBN-10: 1562476661 or (ISBN-13: 978-1562476663).
Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World by Deb Brammer
This is a book my daughter has read over and over since I bought it for her in 2008. It about a young girl named Amy whose father is a missionary in Taiwan, and Amy finds it a difficult adjustment even in her English speaking school. This book is 180 pages long, perfect for any 9-11 year old who likes a good story but nothing hundreds of pages long. The author writes from experience living in Taiwan as a wife to a missionary. She has two daughters which may be her inspiration for the story. ISBN-10: 0890847517 or (ISBN-13: 978-0890847510).
Adeline by Bobby Strickland
In this charming 32 page book, a little girl named Adeline Addison loves to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and learns that God is her biggest Valentine of all! This book has it all: lovable animals, a wonderful land called Zeeland and a lesson about God’s infinite love. This book costs around 16.99. ISBN-10: 0801045088 or (ISBN-13: 978-0801045080).
God’s Wisdom for Little Girls by Elizabeth George
Last, but not least is God’s Wisdom for Little Girls. This book is appropriate for girls ranging from four to eight years old, although older young ladies would find this book fun to read as well. The book of Proverbs is a treasured book in itself, and this book is the perfect companion to Proverbs 31, the proverb that helps ladies learn how young women should behave. This is an encouraging book for young girls to behave properly and in a Christian-like manner. This best-selling book’s ISBN numbers are ISBN-10: 0736904271 (ISBN-13: 978-0736904278).
I hope this review has helped you see that there are appropriate book that still exist in today’s spiritually complicated world. Giving a gift and investing in the reading material of our young girls will lay the foundation for spiritually pure and godly minded women. If we do not instill these morals into our daughters, who will?