Princess with a Purpose by Kelly Chapman
8 year old Caroline, who loves everything princess, attends Princess Prep School at church. But classes get off to a rocky start when Prissy Crissy tells Caroline: "Don't you know that you need a king as your father and a queen as your mother to be a real princess?" Caroline doesn't have a father - so she concludes she can never be a princess. That night, she dreams she's at Princess Prep School where she learns "a real princess has a heart full of love for her King and others. That's what makes her truly beautiful." Not only that, but she learns our heavenly Father is the one who makes us real princesses. A touching and well told story. Age appeal: about 5 and up.
Good Manners for a Little Princess by Kelly Chapman
This is a spinoff of Princess with a Purpose, and features the same characters - but this time, Caroline learns a different lesson: How to have princess-like manners. The Golden Rule features prominently here, and how it applies even to the "small things" in life. Grace, courtesy, and and kindness are emphasized. Age appeal: about 5 and up.
There are also other materials that tie in with with Chapman's Princess with a Purpose, including curriculum, an activity book, and a DVD.
His Little Princess by Sheri Rose Shepherd
I'd Be Your Princess by Kathryn O'Brien
This is the story of a little girl and her father, who imagine what life would be like if he were a king and she was his princess. The little girl dreams of castles, fancy clothes, adventure, and fun, and her father, for each of these dreams, highlights opportunities for godly character. He speaks of bravery, manners, kindness, generosity, and more. Every character trait is supported with quotes from the Bible. Age appeal: about 2 and up.
The Princess and the Three Knights by Karen Kingsbury
In this beautiful book about what the true meaning of love is, the King holds a contest to see who will marry his lovely princess. But in the end, one knight admits he won't perform the last of the King's tests because he won't put the princess in harm's way. The author concludes: "The knight was brave and strong, loyal and kind. But most of all, his faith in God had taught him that true love always protects..." And so the princess - and the King - choose him. Age appeal: about 4 and up.
Princess Parables by Jeanna Young
This is a series of books that retell parables from the Bible. As an example, I'll highlight Princess Joy's Birthday Blessings, which reflects Luke 14:12-14. The king has five daughters - Grace, Faith, Hope, Charity, and Joy. The sisters are having a surprise birthday party for Joy, but the princesses and princes of the land all give excuses about why they can't come.When Joy and her father learn of this, Joy decides to ask peasant children to come. In the end, Joy feels the party is the best she's ever been to. Age appeal: about 4 and up.
The Princess Twins by Mona Hodgson
This is a set of level 1 reading books. As an example, I'll talk about The Princess Twins and Play in the Garden. Emma is a prissy princess who focuses too much on being beautiful and clean. When a peasant girls accidentally kicks a muddy ball into Emma's dress, Emma is at first upset. But when girl apologizes with tears in her eyes, Emma hugs her and decides to join the game the girl was playing. When the peasant girls' mother comes to fetch her children, she calls Emma and Abby "lovely girls." Just then, a ladybug lands on Emma's dress...and she smiles. "Thank you, God, for a lovely day," Emma says. Age appeal: about 3 and up.
New Life Bible for Girls
This is a New Life Version Bible, which is a good choice for children who are ready for a real Bible, but need an easy to understand translation. Throughout are modest "princesses," including Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Hannah, Ruth, Esther, Mary Magdalene, Lydia, and others. There are also trivia pages, sidebars, and other interesting additions. Visually, it's very attractive, and all the additional text focuses on inner beauty and being a person of faith and character. Age appeal: about 6 and up.