Saturday, May 16, 2009

Favorite Books & DVD's for My Daughters

I have some friends who were asking what books I allow my daughters to read and what they enjoy reading. (not all of the books are for girls only) So I decided to put the list here as it is so extensive. I will also be adding some of their favorite DVD's. This will not be an exhaustive list by any means. We are a reading family.


1. A Little Book of Manners by Emilie Barnes
2. God's Design for Sex Series by Stan and Brenna Jones (these can be for boys & girls)
-The Story of Me (ages 3-5)
-Before I Was Born (ages 5-8)
-What's The Big Deal (ages 8-11)
-Facing the Facts (ages 11-14)
3. Grandmother's Hope Chest Series by Rebekah Wilson
-The Running Rooster
-Lucie's Snowflakes
-Lucie's Birthday

Biblical education/holidays

1. Truth & Grace Memory Book Series, edited by Thomas K. Ascol (Founders Press)
2. Women of the Hebrew Bible by Miki Raver
3. Benjamin's Box by Melody Carlson (Easter)
4. Seeking the Christmas Lamb by Tamara J. Buchan (40 days of celebrating Christ's Sacrifice through the season)


1. Dear Princess by Mary M. Landis (Rod & Staff)
2. The Keepers at Home Series by Susan D. Zakula (Keepers of the Faith)
-The Joy of Womanhood
-The Joy of Obedience

Character Builders

1. The Kings Daughter and Other Stories for Girls by J.E. White (1910 edition)
2. The Exact Truth by Isabella Alden (Keepers of the Faith)
3. Princess in Calico (author unknown) Rod & Staff
4. Helen Lester by Isabella Alden (Keepers of the Faith)
5. Clean Hands & Circulating Decimals by Isabella Alden (Keepers of the Faith)
6. A Hedge Fence by Isabella Alden (Keepers of the Faith)
7. Aunt Jane's Hero by Elizabeth Prentiss (Calvary Press Publishing)
8. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
9. Keepers of the Faith Character Builder Series (There are Many in this series)


1. Great Christian Hymn Writers by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
2. Amy Carmichael by Janet & Geoff Benge
3. Childhood of Famous Americans (partial list)
-Laura Ingalls Wilder by Beatrice Gormley
-Betsy Ross by Ann Weil
-Martha Washington by Jean Brown Wagoner
-Abigail Adams by Jean Brown Wagoner
-Ronald Reagan
-Thomas A. Edison
4. Florence Nightingale by David R. Collins (The Sowers Series)
5. Hero's of the Faith Series
-D.L. Moody
-Ken Taylor
-Frederick Douglass
-Charles Spurgeon
-Fanny Crosby
-William & Catherine Booth
-Well With My Soul (Four dramatic stories of great hymn writers)
-Corrie Ten Boom
-Eric Liddell
-Gladys Aylward
-Sojourner Truth
6. Susanna Wesley by Sandy Dengler
7. George Washington The Christian by William J. Johnson (Christian Liberty Press)

Books About Christians or the Faith

1. David Robinson by Gregg & Deborah Shaw Lewis
2. The Life of J.E.B. Stuart by Mrs. M.L. Williamson (Christian Liberty Press)
3. The Life of Stonewall Jackson by Mrs. M.L. Williamson (Christian Liberty Press)
4. The Journal of John Wesley abridged by Christopher Idle
5. Anne Boleyn by Colin Hamer
6. The Tinker's Daughter by Wendy Lawton
7. Almost Home (based on the life of the Mayflowers Mary Chilton) by Wendy Lawton
8. The Dairyman's Daughter by Legh Richmond
9. Helen Keller (a dell young yearling) by Stewart and Polly Anne Graff
10. The Martyr of the Catacombs
11. Stepping Heavenward-One woman's journey to godliness by Mrs. E. Prentiss
12. Father to Nobody's Children (the life of Thomas J. Barnardo) by David E. Fessenden
13. Famous Women of the Reformed Church by James I. Good
14. The Letterbook of Eliza Lucas Pinckney(1739-1762)
15. Foxe Voices of the Martyrs 33 A.D. to Today

Books Especially for Young Ladies

1. Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot
2. Beautiful Girlhood by Mabel Hale
3. Preparing to be a Helpmeet by Sandi Queen
4. The Hope Chest: A Legacy of Love by Rebekah Wilson
5. What the Bible says about...Being a Girl from Pearables
6. So Much More by Anna Sofia Botkin & Elizabeth Botkin
7. Raising Maidens of Virtue by Stacy McDonald
8. How To Be a Lady by Harvey Newcomb
9. Young Lady's Guide to the Harmonious development of Christian Character by Harvey Newcomb
10. Handmaiden's of the Lord by Crystal Paine

Educational Books especially for Young Ladies

1. Keepers at Home A Handbook for Young Ladies (Keepers of the Faith)
2. Home Economics for Home Schoolers (ages 6 & up) From Pearables
3. Personal Help for Girls from Pearables
4. Training Our Daughters to be Keepers at Home by Mrs. Craig (Ann) Ward
5. Polished Cornerstones from Doorposts (the boys version is called Plants Grown Up)
1. A Gathering of Days (a New England girl's journal, 1830-32)
2. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
3. The Quiet Little Woman A Christmas Story by Louisa May Alcott
4. Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan
5. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
6. Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
7. Anne of Green Gables 1-3
8. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
9. Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boys by Louisa May Alcott
10. The Princess Adelina An ancient Christian tale of beauty and bravery by Julie Sutter
11. Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
12. Pearl Maiden by H. Rider Haggard


1. The Widow's Might
2. Pilgrim's Progress
3. Training Dominion Oriented Daughters
4. Still Standing The Stonewall Jackson Story
5. The Return of the Daughters
6. The Monstrous Regiment of Women (caution not for younger children, some graphic material)
7. A Journey Home
8. Inherit the Land
9. The Eden String Quartet


A House FULL of Grace said...

What a great list, Lanita. Thanks for compiling it; some of these are a little old for where my kids are at but I will be bookmarking this page for future reference!

Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

I didn't think to include books that they had read when they were younger. They liked the Little House on the Prairie original series, not the "modern" version. The Janette Oke books about animals is kind of fun, they are character builder books. There is a series called Spiritual Armor, with titles such as, Buckle Up! the belt of truth; Take the Heat, the breastplate of righteousness; Dig In!, the shoes of peace; Take Cover!, the shield of faith; Keep Your Head!, the helmet of salvation; and On Guard! the sword of the spirit. They were written by Rebecca Cochrane and published by God's World Publications. They also enjoyed The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, many of the Max Lucado books for children, America, a patriotic primer by Lynne Cheney, a devotional called, Giant Steps for the little people by Kenneth N. Taylor, a coloring book about Proverbs 31, called A Young Lady of Valor by Doorposts, they also enjoyed the Amelia Bedelia books.