10 Fun Summer Reads for Girls 11-14 {By Special Request!}

Hello, friends! 🙂

By special request today, I’m featuring 10 books – that’s about 1 for every week of the sticky summer season – that your 11-14-year-old girls will love to read… and for which you won’t have to worry about the content! 🙂

Please Note: Books that made it to my list for this age group may contain some light descriptions of violence, thought-provoking (but age-appropriate) themes, and a smidge of romance (Little-House-on-the-Prairie-style). If you have any questions about content, feel free to e-mail me! 🙂

1. This is a beautiful, historically-researched account of Pocahontas that especially highlights how she came to believe in the Living God. Highly recommended!

2. A heart-pounding tale of how a young Jewish man finally forgives his enemies… by the power of Yeshua.

3. I loved this series when I was in late elementary and middle school! They remind me of a mix between Little House on the Prairie and Anne of Green Gables. Be sure to check out the rest of the books in the series – There’s one for every age!

4. One of my favorite books when I was in middle school! I also love the sequel to this, The Golden Road. {I loved these more than the Anne books by the same author!}

5. What is not to love about Beverly Lewis? Her stories are solid Biblically, and no one can quite tell a tale like she can! This is a great series for this age group and even a bit older. I love how the publisher has now grouped the series of 10 books into 2 large 5-in-1-volume books.

6. I recently re-read this as an adult and see with fresh eyes how excellent this simple, sensitive, and honest novel is for young teens. This is the first book in a series, but it can definitely be read alone as well. {For those of you who love Love Comes Softly, this book is about one of Marty’s granddaughters!)

7. One of the best Christian-themed fairytales I have ever read, this will remind you of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia! There is also a sequel: The Princess and Curdie, which just simply gets more lovely the older you get!

8. I love Amanda Tero’s short stories and am looking forward to the release of the second book in her faith-influenced fairytale novella series! Girls will love this fresh, interesting take on Cinderella.

9. You can trust Michael Phillips for an excellent story, fine writing, relatable characters, and worthy Biblical themes woven throughout! I highly recommend this wonderful series, starting with this book:

10. This is an out-of-print series {as far as I know}, but it is well-worth snatching up what copies are available! In Colonial America, Sarah learns about her family, her God, and her world in deep, enriching, and engaging ways in these beautifully-written books. Highly, highly recommended!

So there you have it! I hope that you’ve found some good books to bless the girls in your life with this summer. Do you have any other suggestions? Please leave them below ~ I’d love to hear them! And join me again soon for another reading list – this one aimed at boys 11-14! 🙂
Grace and peace,

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  1. Janis Van Keuren May 17, 2017 @ 4:50 pm

    This list is so helpful to mothers of girls at this stage in life. Reading through summer was one of my favorite things to do–and still is. I read many of the classics like “Little Women”, “Little Men”, and others. The Nancy Drew series was a favorite of mine (I’m dating myself) but I know there are other more complex and slightly more mature books for girls in their tweens.

  2. Theresa Boedeker May 18, 2017 @ 2:51 am

    Great List. And a walk down memory lane as I have read over half of these. Who can forget Grandma’s Attic and The Story Girl? Beverly Lewis and Jeanette Oke are such good authors. And the Bronze Bow? You are giving me ideas to revisit some old friends this summer through one of these books.

  3. Kathy/Holy Vacation Queen May 18, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

    I don’t have a young girl but these are great suggestions for gifts! And you’re tugging at my heart strings remembering how I loved books at that age, Little Women changed my life..I never stopped reading (in fact addicted)..Love these suggestions!

  4. KellyRBaker May 19, 2017 @ 8:27 pm

    What a wonderful resource this post is! I have boys this age so I can’t wait for the one for them, but I will be pinning this one anyway. 🙂

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