Do you know any kids who love to read? There are so many great books with fun illustrations and messages for kids. Come check out the best Christian books for children!
Reading every night before bedtime is a great way to connect with your kids. Also, most kids have to read every night for half an hour as part of their homework. So, here’s some of the best Christian books for children to give you and your child something to read together.
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The Best Christian Books for Children
The book has 60 different activities for your kids to do. Each activity includes a “Think about This” section that encourages your child to relate the art to how God thinks about them. Also, each activity includes a Scripture that relates to the activity.
About the book overall, this is what my son said, “They give lots of new ideas for crafts and it’s cool how they relate to God.”
I love how the activity and the thoughts and Scripture all relate together. Besides learning new arts, crafts, etc., your child is also learning great life lessons!
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From the very beginning, it’s clear that this book was written with kids in mind. Instead of an intro. written to the parents, like in most kids books, this one starts with a letter to the reader. The reader is the kids!
Each day, the devotional starts with a question. It’s a question that kids usually ask. Under the question is a verse that gives the answer to that question. Then, there’s the devotion which explains the answer to the question in more detail. After that, is a prayer. On some of the days, there’s a “Want to know more” at the end. It directs the kids to another day where there’s a related question. That way if they’re still curious and want more of an answer, they know where to look.
My son said he liked this book overall because, “It’s interesting and makes me think.” I’m sure the author would be glad that’s why he liked it. Part of her reason for writing this book was “to help extra-curious kids dig deeper.”
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This is such a cute book! The animal characters in the book are just adorable, and kids will love them! It teaches about the greatest Christmas gift of all—the birth of Jesus.
This book is best for ages 2 – 5, but my son still had fun reading it with me. I think your little ones will really like hearing the stories and seeing all of the cute animals. The rhyming words in the book are also a great way to help your kids learn to read.
When I asked my son what he thought about the whole book, he said, “I like that the characters are all animals, and I like that it’s telling the days of Christmas.”
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There’s a note to parents at the beginning from Max Lucado telling us why he wrote the book. He hopes it’s a tool we can use to help our children deal with their fears. To avoid introducing new fears to children, this whimsical story depicts a cute cat character facing fears that are fanciful or exaggerated.
This is a very cute book with stunning illustrations! My favorite page has a cute picture depicting how we all feel so defeated when we’re afraid. The good news is there’s a way to become happy and cheerful again, by praying to God.
The book is probably best for kids ages 3 – 8, but my son still enjoyed reading it with me. My son thought it was a good book because, “It lists off things the cat’s afraid of and says a prayer.” His favorite picture was where a guy was sprinkling sprinkles and the cat was afraid of the sprinkles.
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This book is a fun, colorful, rhyming picture book. It gives children assurance as they are looking for a place to fit in, in the world. They will know they are loved and are unique and will feel free to spread their wings and fly.
My son said, about the book, “It’s silly because in some of the scenes, the pets and people look really giant.”
This book is good for kids all the way from age 3 to age 10. The younger ones will enjoy all of the colorful pictures. The older ones will enjoy the message and maybe even think the book’s silly like my son did.
I enjoyed the book too because, it reminds me of just how much God loves my children, and cares for them. So, I don’t need to worry about them because He loves them and knows them even better than I do.
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Children will learn to trust God in everything as they learn about the names and character of God in the I Am Devotional. Through 100 devotions, children will see how God’s names reflect His love, strength, trustworthiness, etc., and what that means as they develop a strong faith.
The devotions are only a couple of pages long so it only takes up about 5 minutes to read them.
My son sad he, “likes the stories they tell about other people and what they do.” He also, “likes learning the different names of God.” There are prayers at the end of every devotion and he likes to say the prayer to God.
I like that each name has the pronunciation key next to it, because I didn’t know how to say some of the words. There’s also tips in the book on how to make reading even more enjoyable for your child.
I think this children’s book is great for 8 – 12 year olds.
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With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a full-text Bible that would resonate with children and families who love those types of movies, and love reading a great story. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story!
When my older daughter saw the Bible, she said, “It’s so pretty and glittery! Why didn’t they have this when I got my first Bible?” I think I was just as excited as my daughter when I saw the Bible! The cover is so beautiful and would make any girl want to read it.
My son thought the Bible is “cool.” He likes the pictures of the major stories and the dictionary at the end. At the end, there’s also a table of contents of the Great Bible Stories and he really liked that. If you want to read a certain story in the Bible, that makes it easy to find.
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This Bible utilizes even more of the captivating art style and beautiful narrative to tell the major stories of the Bible. It introduces young children to the word of God, and to the great characters of the Bible.
My daughter likes how at the end of each story is a little “Happily Ever After” section that sums up the story with an application for the reader’s life.
My son liked the Storybook Bible because, “It’s a short version of all the Bible stories.” They’re just the right length, about 5 minutes, so it doesn’t take long to read and discuss. It’s a nice way to end the day together.
The Storybook Bible also has the same disclaimer on it as the Bible above, about the Bible not being a fairy tale. I really like the last page. It says even though it’s the end of this book, it’s “only the beginning of the story.” Also that, you can find more “stories just like these in your Bible.”
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This book is inspired by the #1 hit song “Good Good Father,” as heard on Chris Tomlin’s album. With sweet, rhyming text, the book explores many of the attributes that make God such a good, good Father.
My son loves Ninja Turtles, so his favorite picture is the one with the turtles playing instruments.
I love the puffy hard cover on the book. The picture is a very cute way to show a big daddy(God) hugging his little child(us), and it says, “A Good Good Father never stops loving you.” I also love the animal illustrations in the book; they are all so cute and really capture the words of the story in their expressions.
This is a good book for anyone to read with their newborn all the way up to maybe 6 years old. It would definitely bless your lives by the encouraging message of God’s love.
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“Each entry includes a Bible verse, short devotion, Thought of the Day, and prayer. The content will help children learn more about God and develop a daily practice to keep Him close in their lives. The book is perfect for bedtime reading, family devotion time, or as a fresh way to start each day! Ages 4-7” (from the Amazon description)
Kids love Veggie Tales! Their shows are so cute and have a great message that’s easy to remember. The same is true about the devotionals.
The Veggie Tales characters are relatable since the kids are already familiar with them. So, they’ll be excited to read the devotional each day. It’s a great way for your kids to learn more about God’s love.
My son and I enjoyed reading this devotional together every night. He enjoyed seeing the Veggie Tales character and saying the prayer at the end.
I liked it because the devotion explains more of the verse and there’s a short “Thought of the Day” that’s easy for kids to remember.
More About The Best Christian Books for Children
So, if you know a kid who loves to read, you should get him/her one of these best Christian books for children. They will be so excited to read these books every night with their families, or even on their own. Books are a great gift that will inspire a life-long love of learning!
Do you have any favorites on this best Christian books for children list that you are thinking of giving as a gift? Let me know in the comments.
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