Books For Young Girls
Starting girls off from a young age with reading books that contain good messages of strength, compassion, love and friendship will reaffirm your mothering goals. Reading to your younger child promotes literacy and a love of books that can also serve to counteract the ever present digital screens of today! Here is a collection of picture books and chapter books for younger girls up to about 10 years of age.
- Wild Child by Lynn Plourde
Wild children and their mothers will love this scrumptious, satisfying tribute to the wonders of nature and family. Autumn doesn’t want to sleep. Mother Earth wants to put her wild child, Autumn, to bed. But Autumn isn’t ready. First she wants a song, then a snack, then pj’s, and a kiss….
- Beautiful Girl by Christiane Northrup
“Beautiful Girl” presents a simple but important message: that to be born female is a very special thing and carries with it magical gifts and powers that must be recognized and nurtured. Dr Northrup believes that helping girls learn at a young age to value the wonder and uniqueness of their bodies can have positive benefits that will last throughout their lives.
- The Thirteenth Princess by Diane Zahler
Zita is not just any servant, she’s the thirteenth daughter of a king who wanted only sons. When all her royal sisters fall mysteriously ill, the only clue is their strangely worn and tattered shoes. Something sinister is afoot and Zita must find the source of the enchantment and break the curse, or the twelve princesses will surely dance to their deaths.
- The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado
It was hard for Little Acorn to believe he would ever be a big, strong oak tree. Soon Little Acorn grew from a Little Oak into a Big Oak. He had branches that were big and strong, but still he didn’t know what he was to do with them. Then one day Big Oak found that his strong branches were just right for a very special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is the story of the miracle inside each of us. For within every child is the special person God created, just waiting to grow.
- Clever Beatrice by Margaret Willey
The very funny and inspiring story of what happens when a very little, but very clever girl makes a bet with a very LARGE giant – all in aid of helping her and her mother.
- The Apple Pip Princess by Jane Ray
Can the littlest princess and her tiny apple pip really bring hope and happiness back to her beloved kingdom? Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the biggest difference…This spellbinding tale with its green message from the award-winning and internationally respected Jane Ray is richly illustrated with exquisite detail. A future classic to treasure forever.
- The Dragon and the Unicorn by Lynne Cherry
Valerio the dragon and Allegra the unicorn have always lived happily amid the majestic trees of the Ardet Forest, and in harmony with the animals that call the forest home. But one day Valerio discovers King Orlando cutting down trees to build a shelter. Only the king’s young daughter, Arianna, seems sympathetic to the animals who are losing their homes. But can she save them all before it is too late?
- Secret of Saying Thanks by Douglas Wood
Perhaps you’d like to know a secret, one of the happiest ones of all. You will surely find it for yourself one day… You’ll discover it all on your own, maybe when you least expect it. If you’ve not yet discovered the secret of saying thanks, it’s waiting for you. Helping us to say thanks for the wonders we sometimes take for granted in life.
- Gwinna by Barbara Helen Berger
When the Mother of the Owls presents a childless woodworker and his wife with Gwinna, the baby they have longed for, at the end of twelve years they are unwilling to keep their promise to return the little girl. A story about finding your wings to fly!
- The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schultz
What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive.
Easy Chapter Books
- Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
Tommy and his sister Annika have a new neighbor, and her name is Pippi Longstocking. She has crazy red pigtails, no parents to tell her what to do, a horse that lives on her porch, and a flair for the outrageous that seems to lead to one adventure after another! A children’s classic that is sure to endure…
- The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson
The tale of a rich and handsome prince who is also arrogant, greedy, and selfish. Knowing he will be an unfit ruler, the dying king decrees that his son must find a woman who equals him in appearance, intelligence, and wealth to become king. The search is in vain until a magic wolf brings Rosamund, the daughter of a poor farmer, to the castle. Amazed by Rosamund’s cleverness and beauty they joyfully pronounce her the king’s equal. But the story is not as simple as that. For not only must Rosamund be the prince’s equal, he must be hers.
- My Secret Unicorn Series by Linda Chapman
Shh…its a secret. By day Lauren rides Twilight, an ordinary little pony, but as night draws in and Lauren recites a secret spell, Twilight becomes a unicorn with magical powers! Only Lauren knows Twilight’s secret and before long they discover that his special magic can help other people overcome their problems. A wonderful series filled with adventure and a touch of magic!
- Spell Sisters Series by Amber Castle
The evil Morgana Le Fay has stolen the magic of the eight Spell Sisters of Avalon and trapped them in locations far and wide across the kingdom. Avalon’s magic fades with each day the Spell Sisters are missing and the future of the whole kingdom is at stake. Two cousins venture into the forest beyond their castle home, and release a magical pendant from a rock on the banks of the Lake that surround Avalon and agrees to accept the quest to rescue the Spell Sisters before Avalon’s magic is lost forever!
- Ronia the Robber’s Daughter by Astrid Lindgren
Ronia is born among a clan of robbers, and grows up surrounded by love. But as she grows up, befriends a boy in a rival clan, she discovers that her small world is threatened from the outside. This exicting tale teaches the importance of determination, strength, friendship and love.
- Mermaid SOS Series by Gillian Shields
This fun and light series is about Misty and her fellow Sisters of the Sea, mermaids who live in the underwater Coral Kingdom. The mermaids have been sent on an important mission by their queen, Neptuna, and the fate of their fellow mermaids depends on their success. Through their adventures, the mermaids learn about friendship, teamwork, and protecting the ocean and its inhabitants.
- The Unicorn’s Secret Series by Kathleen Duey
Heart Trilby has no family. She lives a hard and lonely life in the dusty village of Ash Grove — until she finds a scarred, skinny mare in the forest. Against the wishes of her mean-spirited guardian Heart adopts the mare and names her Avamir. Join Heart on her journey with Avamir in this delightful series where she seeks to rescue her foal and bring it home.
- Unicorn Riders Series by Aleesah Darlison
Avamay is a magical yet dangerous kingdom. The four brave unicorn riders protect the people with courage and skill and have many adventures together. They each have unique gifts, but they ride as one. Learn more here.
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