21 Inspirational Books For Teen Girls That Will Shape Her Live
There are many books in the self help and personal development categories with so many tips of wisdom and life advice that you want to give them but in the busyness of life can often forget.
Many of the books make awesome gifts or just buy a few that speak to you and have them lying around the home so a teen might decide to pick up and read without any pressure.
They are books that will read again and again and can come back to in their teenage years and beyond.
Find 20 awesome book ideas that teen girls will love.
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
Get teens on the straight and narrow with this brilliant book jam packed full of tips, wisdom and information written in a style teens will read.
There are step-by-step guides to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more.
The book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.
The Teens Guide to World Domination
This is written by the voice of a teen expert.
Josh Shipp has been serving up a healthy dose of "advice with an attitude" to millions of teens for over a decade, in front of packed auditoriums across the country.
He has now written advice for "world domination" into a must-have survival guide.
It's hilarious, inspirational, and authentic and full of nuggets of wisdom for everything that has teens freaking out (pretty much all the stuff she can't fathom addressing with Mom and Dad).
Find out how to dominate the seven "villains" that are keeping you from awesomeness.
Do Your Laundry Or You'll Die Alone
This book makes an awesome gift for a teen girl. It's so easy to read and just perfect to dip in and out of. And when you read it, you will learn something or will be reminded of something important.
It's full of all the bits of advice your Mom would give you if she was sitting on your shoulder during the day. And it's information most parents would want their daughter to take on board but often don't get around to mentioning.
The best thing about this book is that it's fun. It's a lighthearted read but has a lot of depth in places too.
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff For Teens
This is another easy to read book filled with awesome experience and advice.
Each chapter is just a couple of pages each and covers one topic. There are 100 chapters in total, and there is advice on all kinds of challenges teens face from the more trivial such as a bad hair day to the more painful such as the break up of a relationship.
It talks about dealing with stress, calming down and handling difficult situations.
A good book to dip into whenever you need that extra bit of support or advice.
97 Things To Do Before You Finish High School
This book is about the stuff they don't teach you in high school, like how to host a film festival, plan your first road trip, make a podcast, or write a manifesto.
Want to make a time capsule?
Spend a day in silence?
Learn how to make beats like a DJ?
Or shut down your house party before the police do?
Whatever your creative, social, or academic inclinations, you'll find 97 ways on these pages to amuse, educate, and interest yourself, and your friends.
There is also a section on learning about safe sex which may not be appropriate for the youngest of teens so it's worth noting.
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
Chicken Soup for the teenage soul is full of short stories from and about teenagers.
Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry. But the book is an awesome read that will touch your heart at times.
The great thing about this book is that you will realise when there are times that being a teenager is hard, you are not alone.
There are ups and downs but this book can comfort and motivate you. It really is an excellent read.
How to Win Friends and Influence People - Teen Girls
Making friends in life will help it become a rich, enjoyable experience and this book teaches it that there are habits, skills and techniques we can use to get along with people and build strong friendships.
This book is not just about making friends though. There is solid advice about dealing with boyfriends and for older teens making an impact in the adult world.
The book has cartoons and fun quizzes, reality check sessions and true life examples making it interactive and enjoyable to read.
The Young Champion's Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete
This book is written to help young athletes think, train and thrive. But with chapters and advice like "Make Each Day Count" and "Think Like a Champion", it is inspiration that can be applied across many walks of life for teenagers.
The book is written by a sports psychologist Jim Afremow who has earned accolades from Olympians to professional athletes for his insightful approach to training the mind, body, and spirit of a competitor.
So you know the advice preached has already been practised and reached results for the best.
6 Important Decisions
This book should be required reading for teenagers.
It covers six major challenges they face: gaining self-esteem, dealing with their parents, making friends, being wise about sex, coping with substances, and succeeding at school and planning a career.
He shows readers how to use the 7 Habits to cope with, manage, and ultimately conquer each challenge and become happier and more productive.
One of the strong points of this book is that the text is broken up by bullet points, cartoons and headings making the information really easy to absorb.
Gutsy Girls - Young Women Who Dare
Smile and Succeed For Teens
As teenagers are more and more glued to their phones, sometimes the art of face to face communication is lost.
This book gives teens practical and useful advice to help them to regain confidence with face to face communication and help them know what they are meant to be doing.
It's really entertaining to read and will help teens build self esteem, confidence, beat social anxiety, deal with the pressure of interviews, make friends and lots more.
Screw It, Let's Do It! (A Quick Read)
Although this book isn't aimed just at teenagers it's a quick read book that is super motivational and written by one of the world's most famous entrepreneurs.
The chapters are short so will capture the attention of teens who are reluctant readers. The energy of the book is feel good and get out there and do it.
Ask Richard Branson says Aim High and Challenge Yourself.
The Success Principles for Teens
Just reading the contents page of this book is enough to get you fired up and ready for action.
It's full of practical, useful and motivational advice to help you succeed in whatever you want to do.
The principles include "Take 100% responsibility for your life", "Start Now...Just Do It" and "Face Your Fears Dead On".
If we did all the things we were capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves.
The Teen Girl's Survival Guide: Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress
This is aimed specifically at teenage girls and dealing with the academic and social challenges she may face.
The book gives 10 tips to improve your teenage life.
The tips include leaving your comfort zone, being your best self on social media, weed out negative social habits and communicate through conflict.
There are though provoking exercises, fun quizzes and lots of tips to help you on your journey.
Breakaway: Beyond the Goal
This is an autobiography by Alex Morgan who is a star soccer player, Olympic gold medalist and Fifa World Cup champion.
This book charts her story and what she did to reach her levels of success.
It's a great read for athletic and non athletic types alike as they lessons that Alex puts forward in her book can be used in many areas of life not just in sports.
Alex is a fab role model and this book is easy to read, interesting and motivational.
Women in Science
For a teen girl who is interested in science this is an inspirational book detailing of 50 women who made significant contributions in the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.
There is a page dedicated to telling the story of each woman which highlights her success and the obstacles that got in her way.
It's a good book for girls and women of all ages.
10 Steps To Earning Awesome Grades
Teenagers are expected to study lots, right? But it's often hard to find the motivation when there is so much more exciting stuff they could be doing.
This book tells teens how they can get awesome grades while studying less.
There's lots of great advice in here including how to pay better attention in class, take better notes, defeat procrastination and study smarter.
It's full of awesome tips and should be a great help.
The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World
This is another awesome book for students.
It lets you know about how what you've previously learned may give you the wrong idea about why people become straight A students and how you can become one too.
School doesn't necessarily have to be as difficult as you may have been led to believe.
It's full of advice on the simple, stress-free ways to conquer any class in school.
This is an inspirational read with advice to help build motivation and confidence in studying.
Throw Like a Girl: How to Dream Big & Believe in Yourself
Jennie Finch fell is a soft ball player who is a two-time Olympian,
She tells her story from being young and the challenges and pressures she faced. She gives awsome tips on how to keep going and succeed.
Each chapter covers different topics including pressure as a positive, team leadership, mental preparation, getting fit and accepting who you are.
Girls Inc. Presents: You're Amazing!: A No-Pressure Guide to Being Your Best Self
This is a brilliant book for young teens that talks to them in their words. Its easy to forget just how much pressure teeangers can be under. They are expected to do well at school but at same time they are navigating friendships and peer pressure, beginning to want to get on with boys and are hit with a huge rush of hormones.
This book gives great advice from older teens and other female role models to help them navigate these difficult teenage years.
There’s advice on dealing with friendship cliques, finding a place in your family as well as the complicated issue of boys. It encourages girls to become confident and strong in their values and themselves.
Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By
If you ever want to have a conversation with a teenager and money and personal finance this is a great book to start with.
There are tons of personal money management lessons in here that you want kids to know but you may not have the opportunity or remember to cover them all.
This book covers all kinds of areas including life lessons, budgeting, investing, housing, insurance and quick tips.
Teens Cook - Cookbook
Teen cookbook written by teen sisters for fellow teenagers.
It has breakfast, dinners, family meals snack and dessert ideas and lots more.
There are 75 recipes in total.
There's lots of explanation of cooking terms that teens might not be familiar with.
There are also some fab photos to show what the recipes should look like.