The theme of the current issue of New Moon Girls magazine is Dream to Your Future, so this month’s recommendations are all about future dreams books for girls.

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired to Save the World

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Have you heard of Greta Thunberg? Greta is a teenager who has made big waves with her activism to combat climate change. She has spoken to world leaders and organized global student strikes. But Greta isn’t working alone. She is joined by people everywhere who also care about protecting our planet. If you are one of them, pick up this book. You’ll learn about climate change and what we can all do to to fight back.

Celebrate Your Body (and Its Changes, Too!)

Book cover image for Celebrate Your Body (and its changes too) by Sonya Renee Taylor

It can be scary, confusing, and exciting — sometimes all at once! — when your body begins to change. It’s preparing for your future as a woman! Having a go-to book like this one can help. It includes the lowdown on everything happening in your body — without forgetting that your mind and emotions are important, too.

Consent (for Kids!): Boundaries, Respect, and Being in Charge of YOU

You might already be noticing your relationships changing, or you might be wondering how they might change in the future. Is it OK to tell a friend or a crush that you don’t want them to hold your hand, tickle you, or give you a hug? YES! Through fun, easy-to-understand cartoons, this book can help you decide what is and isn’t OK with you, how you can tell that to other people, and how you can respect their boundaries, too.

Code This! Puzzles, Games, Challenges, and Computer Coding Concepts for the Problem-Solver in You

Coders are behind so many of the advancements in the past 100 years, from the Internet to simulation games to robots. Will YOUR great invention be next? Get started on the road to coding something great with this book, which explains basic coding concepts and gives you plenty of chances to try them out.


Could 2020 be your year to shine? Piper fears that some people are born to shine, and that she’s not one of them. But then her dad’s move lands her in a new school — where EVERYONE seems to be the best at SOMETHING — except Piper. Until a former student of the school launches a new award. Her classmates go into overdrive to win it. Could Piper have a chance? The only way to find out is to finally step out of the shadows …

More Future Dreams Books for Girls

If the future stresses you out, find a copy of Fighting Invisible Tigers: Stress Management for Teens by Earl Hipp, or Why We Worry: The Science of Anxiety by Melissa Mayer.

For more in-depth reading on periods, check out Your Moontime Magic: A Girl’s Guide to Getting Your Period and Loving Your Body.

If the fate of the planet is part of your hopes and dreams for the future, read Go Green! Join the Green Team and Learn How to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle by Liz Gogerly.

And for some good, futuristic fun, read A Problematic Paradox and The Unspeakable Unknown by Eliot Sappingfield about a girl who quests to save her father after evil aliens kidnap him.

Lacey Louwagie is an adult writer and editor who got her first editing job with New Moon Girls in 2002. She is currently a freelance writer and editor and stay-at-home parent of 2 little boys. She has been a teen services librarian and coordinates book-related goodies for New Moon Girls. She is the author...

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