Christian Tween Fiction
by Jamie Canter on May 1st, 2012

My nine-year-old daughter loves to read.  And she reads books so quickly.  I've had a challenge at times keeping up with her book consumption!  And while I don't have a problem with her reading secular books, I did want her to have books that show how faith intergrates with life, especially when it comes to decision making.  I have never found a list of Christian tween books for girls, so I wanted to share my list of tween books.  These are in no particular order.  Maddie loved all that she read! There are a few she still wants to read.

1. Keystone Stables series by Marsha Hubler.  A Horse to Love is the first in the series. Visit her amazon page.  Some of her books were re-released under different names, so watch out and don't buy a duplicate!
2. Secret Sisters series by Sandra Byrd.  Sandra Byrd is an author I love, so I was excited to let Maddie read her tween books.  Her books are only .99 cents for Amazon kindle versions.
3.  Hidden Diary series by Sandra Byrd. These are mysteries.  Maddie loved these for sure!
4.  The Nicki Holland Mystery Series by Angela Hunt.  The first book is The Case of the Mystery Mark.  These books are only .99 cents for the Amazon kindle books and there are a lot of them.
5. Faithgirlz Girls of Harbor View series by Melody Carlson.  Centers around a group of girls. Melody Carlson has written a ton of teen books. This series is for tweens.  But if they love these books, they will love her teen books when they get older!
6. Faithgirlz The Boarding School Mysteries by Kristi Holl.  More mysteries that Maddie loved.  This is another series that rereleased books under new names.  We bought the rerelease versions: Vanished, Betrayed, Burned, and Poisoned.
7. Camp Club Girls Series by various authors.  These focus on a group of girls who meet at summer church camp and the mysteries they encounter.  There are at least 18 books in the series, so it will keep them occupied for a while!  Christianbook.com has had these on sale at different times.
8.  Faithgirlz Sophie series by Nancy Rue.  Maddie actually never got into this series, but I read one and thought it was cute!  The main character, Sophie, has a tendency to daydream, which she does throughout the book.  When they go on a school field trip, she daydreams that she is a historical character.  Maddie read this when she was almost 8 and I think it was still a little old for her interests.  But I think others would really like it.
9. Faithgirlz Lucy series by Nancy Rue.  This is one that Maddie hasn't read yet.  The main character lost her mother in an accident, which also left her father blind.  It is a housekeeper that teaches her bible study and helps to show her how to become a godly girl.  If your daughter has seperation issues (which mine had when she was younger) this might not be a series to start with, since it deals with the death of a mother.
10.  Winnie the Horse Gentler series by Dandi Daley Mackall.  This one also focus on a girl who has lost her mother.   As Winnie teaches the horses to trust her, she learns to trust God.  This is on Maddie's list to read, too.

Let me know of any other series or books you'd recommend.


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3 Comments

Dena - May 1st, 2012 at 5:02 PM
Great blog site. This is a wonderful outreach for Christians, women
Alisha Brown - May 2nd, 2012 at 4:41 PM
Thanks Jamie! This is really helpful!! We have the same problem with Madi! She reads so quickly and I can't seem to keep up!! Very helpful indeed!!!
Michelle - June 19th, 2012 at 7:19 AM
Another GREAT series is the Secret Kepper Girl Series! Found a couple new series to look for for my girls- seems like good tween fiction is REALLY hard to find! Thank you!
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