Favorite Christian Childrens Books

Many Christian childrens books can be made into wonderful children's Bible lessons for Sunday School, family nights, devotions, etc. They contain both beautiful illustrations and Biblical life lessons. Their messages can be relevant for all ages - small children through adults. These are some of our favorites that we've found over the years and keep adding new ones to our list!


Christian Childrens Books

Max Lucado's:

Max Lucado's picture books have got to be some of my all time favorites. I've read them to little children, teens and adults. Their messages of God's love and truth are relevant to any age group.

Stories of Punchinello the Wemmick include -

42763X: Max Lucado"s Wemmicks: Volumes 1-3, Picture Books Max Lucado's Wemmicks: Volumes 1-3, Picture Books
By Max Lucado / Crossway Books & Bibles

Your little ones will feel great compassion for Punchinello, a chipped puppet who questions his own value. In You Are Special, Eli the Woodcarver helps Punchinello understand his worth---marks and all. And in You Are Mine, Punchinello discovers that status isn't a matter of things, but being a child of God. And in If I Only Had a Green Nose, he learns that being just like everyone else is not always what it's cracked up to be. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
306019: The Oak Inside the Acorn The Oak Inside the Acorn
By Max Lucado / Tommy Nelson

In his touching picture book, master storyteller Max Lucado reveals that each one of us was created for a special purpose. The Oak Inside the Acorn is a heartwarming parable that encourages children to be the best they can be for God. This parallel to the bestselling book for adults, Cure for the Common Life, reminds parents to focus on their children's God-given abilities, while Children will see that all they need to do is to "Just be the tree God made you to be."

Little Acorn sees himself as very small and he's unsure of what he's supposed to do in life. Eventually, he grows into Big Oak, but he still wonders about his purpose. Though he tries as hard as he can, he can't grow oranges like his friends the orange trees, or produce beautiful flowers like his friends Pink Petunia or Rosie. But finally, he discovers that his mighty branches were created for a very special purpose! Recommended for ages 5 to 10.

79921: Because I Love You! Because I Love You!
By Max Lucado / Crossway Books & Bibles

A long time ago a wise man named Shaddai built a wonderful village for the children to live in. He talked to them and sang for them, and even told them stories. Shaddai gave them everything they needed. And with his own hands, rock by rock, he built a protective wall around the village.

One day Paladin, the most curious child in the village, discovers something troubling about the wall. Something that made him doubt about Shaddai's love. Could there be a mistake? Would Paladin be able to discover the answer and understand how deeply he is loved? Recommended for ages 4 and up.
30511X: Max Lucado"s Hermie and Friends: The Straight Path, A Puzzle and  Lift-the-Flap Book Max Lucado's Hermie and Friends: The Straight Path, A Puzzle and Lift-the-Flap Book

Christian Childrens Books

The Parable Series by Liz Curtis Higgs:

8445: Parable Series, 2 Books Parable Series, 2 Books
By Liz Curtis Higgs / Thomas Nelson

Nurture strong roots of Christian character in your children with these stories of young gardeners who learn about growing seeds in the ground---and in hearts! Higgs's award-winning books teach your 3- to 7-year-olds about giving, forgiving, sharing, and loving through the life of "the Farmer" and his family. 32 pages each, two 8" x 8" hardcovers from Nelson.
308461: The Pumpkin Patch Parable, 10th Anniversary Edition: The  Parable Series #1 The Pumpkin Patch Parable, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Parable Series #1
By Liz Curtis Higgs / Tommy Nelson

This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. Liz Curtis Higgs weaves a beautiful parable as the farmer picks out a special pumpkin from his garden, and scoops out all the messy "goo" to make room for his light to shine from inside. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light. Liz Cutis Higgs originally created this parable as a way to share the Good News with her own precious children each harvest season. After 10 years, she has touched children everywhere! Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
14809: The Pine Tree Parable, The Parable Series #4 The Pine Tree Parable, The Parable Series #4
By Liz Curtis Higgs / Thomas Nelson

After nurturing tiny seedlings into fragrant Christmas trees, a farmer begins selling them. All except the biggest one, which the farmer's wife sets aside for her own family. But when a penniless young girl sets her sights on that magnificent tree, the farmer's wife learns the true meaning of Christmas. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.

Christian Childrens Books

Mrs. Rosey Posey by Robin Jones Gunn:

While working in the library of a Christian school, I found that young readers love this series of Christian childrens books!  Some of the teachers even used them for their chapel programs!  These books are short and easy to read for beginning readers, but also teach very profound Bible lessons!  These could easily be used as object lessons to introduce a Sunday school lesson or other children's Bible lesson.

715788: Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Fine China Plate: Level 2 Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Fine China Plate: Level 2
By Robin Jones Gunn & Christina Diane Schofield / Zondervan

A special treat served on one of Mrs. Rosey Posey's China plates helps Natalie learn what it means to be set apart for God's special purposes. Back by popular demand with new illustrations and in the I Can Read format, this much-loved classic story helps Level 2 readers understand how sometimes being told no is really God's way of setting them aside for his very best intentions.

These Christian childrens books may be purchased in ebook format now too!

6642EB: Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Hidden Treasure - eBook Mrs. Rosey Posey and the Hidden Treasure - eBook
By Robin Jones Gunn & Christina Diane Schofield / Zonderkidz

The children in Mrs. Rosey Posey's neighborhood are playing pirates. Mrs. Rosey Posey gives them a treasure map to follow. This imaginative book helps young readers discover what an invaluable treasure God's Word is.

Christian Childrens Books

There are so many great Christian childrens books out there for kids of all ages! As a family, we have enjoyed many over the years as our children have grown from babies to teens to college kids.

There are wonderful titles for any time of the year too:  Christian Easter Books   Christmas   Valentine's   

Having also been a children's librarian and teacher, I always knew Christian childrens books would have age appropriate material for my kids and students.


* Special note to those that "proofread" like me: I know there should be an apostrophe showing possession - "Christian children's books," but my keyword prompt won't accept it! ...Just wanted you to know, and thanks for overlooking it! :)