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Best Christian Kids Books

Here are what we consider the best Christian kids books for families to invest their time and money and also great for creative Bible study!

They contain stories that go beyond the read.  Just as Jesus used parables, stories which taught spiritual lessons, we can use these best books for kids as a spring board into valuable life lessons for our kids for now and for eternity!

best Christian kids books

Best Christian Kids Books for Preschoolers

best Christian books for preschool

The "Little Blessings" books illustrated by Elena Kucharik are some of my favorites because of their variety of ethnicity! The text also includes rhythmic rhyming with messages of God's love and blessings.

These are definitely some of my favorite Christian children books for preschool ages!

Little Blessings

You can be dark or you can be light.

You can be shades of the day or the night.

Whatever your color, it suits you just right.

God loves you just as you are.

Just in Case You Ever Wonder

Baby shower book

This special book by Max Lucado has touched thousands of children over the past 25 years and now has a beautiful facelift with new illustrations ready to reach even more generations with the message they are loved by their caregivers and also by God! 

Just in Case You Ever Wonder is one of those Christian children books that make a perfect gift for a baby shower or any time for any child!

Bible Lesson & more

Long, long ago God made a decision -

a very important decision ...

one that I'm really glad He made.

He made the decision to make you.

The Gift That I Can Give for little ones

give I can give book

This is one of the best Christian kids books in a larger board book format; it is written by Kathie Lee Gifford and illustrated by Julia Seal.

A little girl thinks about how unique and special God has created her and wonders about what gifts she has that can be given away to others.  She thinks of talents such as singing, dancing and sports, but then she realizes other special gifts she has to give such as kindness, encouragement and leadership.  Finally she realizes the greatest gift God has given her to share is His love!

The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones
By Kathie Lee Gifford / Thomas Nelson

I'm one of a kind -

I'm my very own me!

Exactly the person God made me to be!

Best Christian Kids Books 

The Tale of Three Trees

Tale of Three Trees lesson

One of my favorites is based on a folktale with an unknown origin.  In book form it has been brought to life by Angela Elwell Hunt and Tim Jonke.

Because it touches on both the birth of Christ and also His crucifixion, it is a wonderful addition to both Christmas and Easter reading lists for all ages.

It begins...

Once upon a mountaintop,

three little trees stood and

dreamed of what they wanted

to become when they grew up.

A beautiful story of hope flows as the trees dreams are not realized in the way they thought, but in yet a better, unthought of miracle.  

Tale of Three Trees Bible Lesson - When Our Dreams Come True in a Different Way (Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28)

The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross
By Carl Laferton / Good Book Company

Garden, Curtain, Cross book

This book is one of the very best Christian kids books to help explain the overall story of the Bible and our need for a Savior!  Even teens and adults would benefit from this clear retelling of  the Gospel message.

Its subtitle is "The True Story of Why Jesus Died and Rose Again."

Beginning in the beginning with Adam and Eve it clearly points out what sin is ...

They decided they didn't want to do what God said.

They decided they wanted a world without God in charge.

It goes on to point out how God set up the temple with a veil to separate the Holy of Holies where His presence was from the rest of the temple.  It was like a "Keep Out" sign because God wanted people to remember:  It is wonderful to live with Him...but because of our sin, we can't come in.

But God made a way; He sent His Son, Jesus, to take all our sin on Himself.  When He died, the curtain tore from top to bottom and a way for us to be in God's presence opened up again.  (Matthew 27:52)

And Jesus has sent everyone an invitation to come and live with Him there too!  He tells us, "God says it is wonderful to live with Him.  Because of your sin, you can't come in, BUT I died on the cross to take your all My friends CAN now come in!

You Are Special

you are special book

One of my favorite authors of Christian children books is Max Lucado. I've read these to children, youth and adults; their message of God's love and truth are relevant to any age group.

What a powerful message needed by our young ones today - "You are special!"  This Christian children book begins...

The Wemmicks were small wooden people.

All of the wooden people were carved

by a woodworker named Eli.

Punchinello receives a lot of bad marks in the form of gray dot stickers from the other Wemmicks.  He begins to feel like he is worthless until he meets a new friend who has no stickers at all.  She tells him about his Maker, Eli the woodcarver and takes him to meet Eli.  

Such valuable lessons of identity, worrying about what others think and the truth of what God thinks will encourage any child or adult.

Bible Lesson Using You Are Special

God Gave Us Heaven

kids book on heaven

I think Lisa Tawn Begren's God Gave Us Heaven is one of my new favorites!  This little treasure touches on so many things we wonder about Heaven and give sound biblical answers in a fun and easy story format.  She also touches on the topic of death that dispels fear and an easy illustration of the hope found in the Gospel!

More about God Gave Us Heaven and Bible Verses to use with it.

Christian Children Book Series (Coming Soon)

There are so many great Christian children 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.

Focus on the Family has a great article for parents to help you find the best books for your kids.

Even popular children books can be used to teach Bible truth or introduce a Bible lesson such as Rainbow Fish, Pete the Cat, and more.  Find these ideas and lessons HERE!

best kids books

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