Our Top Ten Favorite Winter Read-Aloud Books for Girls

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Our Top Ten Favorite Winter Read-Alouds for Girls

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Listening to one of my parents read aloud on chilly winter evenings ranks as most cherished in my childhood hall of memories. With five sisters, we quickly developed a ranking of our family favorites. Here, I’m going to share our top ten with you, which have endeared themselves to us not only for their winsome qualities but also for their merit in showcasing ladies of both femininity and strength.

 

Journey to Love by Amanda Tero

Orphaned and alone, New York born Marie sets out for a new life on the historical orphan train in the early twentieth century. After being adopted by a Midwest couple, Marie begins a journey with God and her new community toward the perfect love that casts out fear.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Novella Find at: Amandatero.com

 

A Bride Goes West by Nannie T. Alderson

An eager yet naive southern bride rides west into the wilds of Montana with her ranching husband. Victoria Botkin at the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences adapts the story to make it family-friendly as well as entertaining.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Audio book Find at: Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences

 

Evidence Not Seen by Darlene Deibler Rose

A riveting, faith-building story of American missionary Darlene and her Christ-like witness as a POW during World War II.

Recommended Ages: 12+

Format: Autobiography Find at: Amazon

 

Heidi by Johanna Spyri

The classic, wholesome tale of the little Swiss maid who dances among the Alps with her goats. A sweet story of innocent childhood joys.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Classic novel Find at: Sterling Publishing

 

Letterbook of Eliza by Lucas Pinckney

Industrious and entrepreneurial describe Eliza, a South Carolina sixteen year old who developed the dye indigo. Great insight into colonial South Carolina and the American War for Independence.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Audio book Find at: Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences

 

The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan

One of the most anointed evangelistic stories and greatest works of English literature. Every family should hear this Christian classic at least once a year. Answers in Genesis has a beautiful audio dramatization of The Pilgrim’s Progress.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Audio book Find at: Answers in Genesis

 

Tales of Faith Series by Amanda Tero

Perfect for daddy-daughter read-aloud time, these fairy-tale re-tellings of Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are more faith-based novellas from Amanda Tero.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Two Novella Series Find at: Amandatero.com

 

The Frontier Adventures of Elinore Stewart

Widow, young mother, and former washerwoman, Elinore strikes out for pioneer Wyoming, capturing her many adventures in lively and descriptive letters to her former employer.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Audio book Find at: Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences

 

Misty of Chincoteague

Stormy: Misty’s Foal and

Justin Morgan Had a Horse

by Marguerite Henry

A must for girls who love horses. Henry’s stories have a simplistic, charming quality that endears the heart to her characters.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Story collection Find at: Amazon

 

Abigail Adams: Her Letters

Another favorite from the Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences this audio edition of Abigail Adams’ letters gives an authentic glimpse into her faith, marriage to Founder John Adams, and their role in the War for American Independence. As enjoyable to listen to as it is educational.

Recommended Ages: Entire family

Format: Audio book Find at: Western Conservatory of the Arts and Sciences

 

 

Kenzi Knapp is a follower of Christ, homeschool graduate and student of history. A fourth generation Missourian she enjoys writing about daily life enrolled in Gods great course of faith and His story throughout the ages at her blog, Honey Rock Hills.

1 Comment to “ Our Top Ten Favorite Winter Read-Alouds for Girls”

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    Thank you Kenzi.

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