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Author of the hope-filled Christian children's book Heaven's Royalty, That's Me™ and the creator of Heaven's RoyalTEA™ | Heaven's Royalty Traveling Tea™.
Heaven's RoyalTEA™ Party Packs that make planning her next birthday party or event "a piece of cake"!
Heaven's Royalty, That's Me™ is a powerful and hope-filled message for girls of all ages! Selena Holston Gabriel uses rhyming text and culturally diverse illustrations by Stacy Bearden to affirm the beauty, authenticity, and inherent worth of all little girls and to embolden each one to use her gifts and strengths to make a compassionate difference in the world. As daughters of King Jesus, they are each a princess - and that's not make-believe. They are heirs of God's Kingdom, Heaven's Royalty.
"What a wonderful message! I love the beautiful pictures and how they include a variety of ethnicities and races. I can’t wait to share with my own little girl and also purchase to give as gifts for our friends (ages 3-8 is the perfect age range)."
Dar Chandler - Mom, CA
"Just ordered my copies! This is a great resource for my teen girls “Leading Ladies” group- thank you Selena for your obedience to God!"
Karen Bradford - Min Leader, TX
"This is such a beautiful and special book. The messaging is great as it encourages individuality and diversity as well as understanding the importance each little girl plays in God’s Kingdom. It’s one of my favorites to read to my daughter!"
Cara Dudley - Mom, TX
"This is a book every girl needs! It affirms God’s love for each and every girl and that their differences are what makes them special. One of my favorite books I’ve ever read and we have A LOT of books. I love how the author used so much diversity. Such a happy and uplifting read."
Cara Marple Buddenbohn
"Selena has written a marvelous, easy to read and understand book for young girls, to fully embrace their God given abilities and reveal their full equality in God’s eyes. The diverse characters revealed in the book showcases the wonderful beauty of our multi-cultural world, and establishes this book as a must read for children’s programs, schools and churches."
Dr. Kathy Hodge Dudley
President - Imani Bridges, TX
This picture book assures little girls that they don’t need to pretend to be royalty—they are all princesses “in God’s eyes.”
According to this volume’s dedication, Gabriel has set out to instill in young female readers the confidence that this audience so often lacks, urging them to “dream big. Very big. Hold tightly to the dreams that God has for you....You are very loved.” Early on in the story, readers are told: “It’s so fun to play dress-up, / But I hope you know, / You’re already a princess.” The author proceeds to remind them that they are daughters “of Christ the King.” The straightforward tale urges readers to use their God-given skills and strengths to serve their neighbors. The mostly rhyming encouragement is punctuated by colorful digital illustrations by Bearden of girls having tea parties, dressing in gowns, playing, and praying. The characters depicted are of various races and ethnicities. The earnest book is clearly aimed at a young Christian audience. For Christian girls who value the Bible’s teachings, this upbeat story provides them with the faith-based confidence to be the best they can be.
A simple Christian tale that reminds young girls of their inherent value and God’s love.
Book Review by "Kirkus Reviews"
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Selena Holston Gabriel