Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Summer Reading with Values

Earlier I posted about books for girls ages 5-8ish. You can read it HERE.

The books below are for girls 8-12. But it can go a couple of years either way. It depends on the girl's reading level, whether or not she's doing it with an adult and so on.

 The Christian Girl's Guide to Being Your Best is the first in the Christian Girl's Guide series.

The book gives several tips on being your best, or, how to be successful in God's eyes. The tips are:
Use your talents
Do your best 
Stand up for yourself and what's right 
Set priorities 
Walk with God 
Cherish your family 
Value your integrity 
Be compassionate 
Be content 
Guard your tongue. 

It's kind of a guide to life for preteen girls that emphasizes good attitudes using lots of stories, puzzles, quizzes and craft that allow the reader to interact and make the book personal. It can be done alone, as part of a daily devotion time, with a friend or sister or be used in a small group situation. 

If it's not available at your local Christian bookstore, you can buy it HERE or HERE
The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible goes through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation using stories, puzzles, crafts and mini Bible lessons.

We are reading this book in our evening circle time. We've done two of the crafts. One isn't until later in the book, but it was perfect for Easter so we did it then. The other was a tie dye shirt (Joseph's coat of many colors.) 

The crafts provide some good together time. And sometimes require a bit of patience!

Jasmine wearing her cross.


This is a good book to do together, and everyone can learn something new.

For some reason amazon is showing this book as unavailable, but christianbook.com has it. Not sure what is going on there. But here's the link to christianbook.com HERE

The third book of this series that I wrote is The Christian Girl's Guide to Me: The Quiz Book. This book can be a lot of fun when done with a friend or siblings.
The book has 22 quizzes. They are:

Quiz 1: Are You for Real?

Quiz 2: How Honest are You?

Quiz 3: Are You a Good Test Taker?  

Quiz 4: How Much Do You Know About zzz’s?

Quiz 5: Are You a Mary or a Martha?

Quiz 6: How Are Your Manners?

Quiz 7: What Kind of Smart Are You?

Quiz 8: Are you a Healthy Eater?

Quiz 9: Are You a Follower or a Leader?

Quiz 10: How Much Do You Know About the Bible?

Quiz 11: What’s Your Learning Style?

Quiz 12: Are You Exercise Wise?

Quiz 13: What Does Your Room Reveal About You?

Quiz 14: How Do You Share Your Faith?

Quiz 15: Are You a Good Listener?

Quiz 16: Are You Crazy for Clothes?

Quiz 17: How Content Are You?

Quiz 18: Does Your Life Point to God?

Quiz 19: How Do You Handle Pressure?

Quiz 20: Which Activities Are Right for You?

Quiz 21: Are You a Good Sport?

Quiz 22: How Do You Serve God?

The quizzes each have a key Scripture and a God connection, so readers are not only having fun, they're learning how to apply the lessons to life.

There are also stories,  puzzles, activities, journaling questions, fun facts and crafts to go along with the quizzes.

This book can be done alone, but it's a lot more fun to do it with a friend or even in a group. It can be used:

At a slumber party
At a home school event
At a birthday party
As a small group Bible study
In a girl's church group
In a Sunday school class
In a Sunday night girl's class
By best friends
By sisters

When I got my copies, we did it as a family even though at the time I had both boys and girls from age 7-22!! Obviously it was a little easy for the older kids, but they still liked seeing how they scored.

It also makes a great gift for girls 8-12 (think birthday gift for nieces, Sunday school class or neighbor children, or as an adoption gift etc), especially if you provide the craft supplies to make the crafts. All the supplies are easy to find in Dollar Tree, Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels. If you give it as a gift, you also might want to include fun colored markers for doing the quizzes and answering the follow up questions.

Here are a couple of the crafts from the books.

You can order the quiz book HERE or HERE

Consider reading through one of these books with your daughter, granddaughter or niece this summer.

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