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Billy HallowellAug 18, 2021 12:00:00 AM7 min read

12 Christian Children's Books Every Parent Should Consider

Christian children’s books are essential for parents looking to instill positive faith values in their kids. The below list offers a compilation of the best Christian kids books for you to consider — a mixture of devotionals, Bibles, and topical books aimed at teaching morals and biblical values.

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“The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones”

The first Christian kids book on the list is “Today” show host Kathie Lee Gifford’s “The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones.” This book focuses on helping kids recognize that God has a plan for every person — and that He has bestowed gifts on each and every individual. Here’s more from the description:

Help your children discover that they don’t have to wait until they are grownups to make the world a better place! “The Gift That I Can Give for Little Ones” by Kathie Lee Gifford helps children find unique ways to make a difference today in the lives of those around them. ... Whether it is being kind, giving a family member an extra-big squeeze, visiting someone who is sick, or cheering on a friend, this story will inspire children, leading them to want to read it again and again.


“Take Heart, My Child: A Mother's Dream”

Among the array of popular children’s Christian books is “FOX & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt’s “Take Heart, My Child: A Mother's Dream,” a book that “inspires children to follow their dreams and passions.”

The book offers life lessons for kids, and a wonderful opportunity for parents to connect with their children. Here’s more from the description:

“Take Heart, My Child” is a lyrical lullaby, and Ainsley shares her own hopes and dreams, and lets her child know that whatever challenges life brings, “Take heart, my child, I will—or, my love will—always be there for you.” It’s a universal message, one that all readers will relate to.

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“I Prayed for You”

Author Jean Fischer’s “I Prayed for You” is another Christian kids book worth checking out. It’s a book about Mama and Baby Bear — and the powerful prayers that the mother utters for her child.

It’s one of the best Christian kids books for teaching the importance of invoking God on a daily basis and asking Him to help those we love. “I Prayed for You” is a touching book for all families to consider adding to their home libraries.

“Christmas in the Manger”

Christian children’s books about Christmas are always wonderful additions to kids’ collections. Author Nola Buck’s “Christmas in the Manger” offers a beautiful telling of Christ’s birth — one that children will truly relate to.

Here’s more from the description:

The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers have all embraced this telling. Don't miss this beautiful little book.

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“Through Your Eyes: My Child's Gift to Me”

Ainsley Earhardt’s second children’s book, “Through Your Eyes: My Child’s Gift to Me,” offers yet another powerful reminder to kids and parents, alike, to pause, stop and reflect on the wonder all around us.

Earhardt’s book is one of the most powerful recent Christian children's books that helps readers celebrate “everyday wonders and miracles.” Here’s more:

Ainsley Earhardt reflects on her experiences as a mother and viewing wonders of the world through a child’s eyes ... So often as we race through life, we need the wisdom and perspective of a child to remind us what is important and what should be celebrated and remembered: the everyday joys and miracles and simple pleasures of life. Our children teach us and awaken our own inner child.


“The Complete Illustrated Children's Bible”

When it comes to Christian children’s books, there’s nothing more important and powerful than a good kids Bible. This stunning illustrated Bible by author Janice Emmerson is a must-have. Filled with nearly 300 pages of illustrations and powerful Bible stories, it’s a book worth adding to your kids collection.

The book description promises to “capture even the youngest child's imagination and heart.”

“When God Made You”

Author Matthew Paul Turner has one of the other Christian children’s books that your kids will truly enjoy. In “When God Made You,” kids learn valuable lessons about their worth.

In addition to finding purpose and discovering their gifts, this Christian kids book will help readers learn more about God’s plan for their lives. Here’s more:

From early on, children are looking to discover their place in the world and longing to understand how their personalities, traits, and talents fit in. The assurance that they are deeply loved and a unique creation in our big universe is certain to help them spread their wings and fly.

Through playful, charming rhyme and vivid, fantastical illustrations, “When God Made You” inspires young readers to learn about their own special gifts and how they fit into God’s divine plan as they grow, explore, and begin to create for themselves.

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“God Gave Us Two”

This is one of the best Christian kids books to use when trying to help a child understand the arrival of a new sibling. Author Lisa Tawn Bergren creates a beautiful story in “God Gave Us Two” that is perfect for new and expectant parents, alike. Here’s more:

“God Gave Us You” affirms a parent’s unchanging love for a child and helps little ones accept, appreciate, and love their new siblings...

Gently and lovingly, Mama and Papa assure their firstborn that the new baby is a gift from God they want very much, just as Little Cub was–and still is. “God gave us you. Now he’s given us two!”

“Indescribable: 100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science”

Pastor Louie Giglio has one of the best Christian books for kids when it comes to the intersection of faith and science. Giglio’s “100 Devotions for Kids About God and Science” includes 100 short readings that help children connect with the Lord, while pondering His fascinating acts of creation.

“It’s impossible to out-imagine God. He orchestrates time, creates light, and speaks things into existence—from the largest stars to the smallest starfish,” the description reads. “God is a powerful, purposeful, personal, unparalleled Creator.”

If you’re looking for Christian children’s books that will help your kids gain knowledge about the world while connecting with the Almighty, this devotional is the Christian kids book for you.

“God Gave Us Heaven”

Author Lisa T. Bergren once again wows with “God Gave Us Heaven,” a Christian children’s book that helps kids understand heaven. It’s a book that proclaims that “Heaven will be full of everything good.” The description has more:

This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child’s most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting “little cubs” to find comfort in knowing that “God Gave Us Heaven.”

“Her First Bible”

If you’re looking for an amazing and simple introduction Bible for your little girl, look no further than Melody Carlson’s “Her First Bible.” It’s an amazing read among Christian books for kids, and it’s the perfect introduction to the gospel.

Scriptures are boiled down to simple stories that can be understood by small children. Additionally, stunning illustrations help illuminate timeless truths.

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“Goodnight, Ark”

Goodnight Ark” is yet another one of the Christian kids books that you’ll want to add to your collection. Author Laura Sassi tells the popular story of Noah and his epic ark. The book’s description has more:

“Goodnight, Ark” tells the story of Noah and the animals as they try to sleep through the storm that is raging outside. But when the storm gets louder boars, quails, elephants, snakes and a few other furry friends join Noah in bed, creating quite the commotion! Author Laura Sassi brings a new dimension to one of the Bible’s most popular stories, giving a delightful glimpse into the emotional bond between Noah and the animals in his care.

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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.