As a faithful parent, you're likely always on the prowl for Christian books for kids that offer scripture-based stories, uplifting themes and helpful content aimed at building a biblical worldview in your children.
That's why we decided to put together a fresh list of books — both new and classic hits — that will help guide you as you lay the foundations of your children's faith.
So, let's dive in to our list of popular Christian books for kids:
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VeggieTales Bible Storybook
The first book on our Christian books for kids list is the "VeggieTales Bible Storybook." This is a great way to introduce kids to the Bible, as their favorite VeggieTales characters come together to share 20 powerful Bible stories. Putting scripture into an easy-to-understand context, the stories are told through the NIrV, a Bible version for kids!
The book's description promises that kids will "have fun while learning Bible stories and the important message each one brings." Get more information on the book here. And if your kids love "VeggieTales," be sure to stream the powerful kids series right now on Pure Flix!
Next up comes "Sea Kids." This amazing series offers Christian books for kids that help children deal with a variety of issues and emotions. Coming from a biblical perspective, these books are transformative and powerful, taking kids into an under-the-sea world that is filled with colorful characters and wonderful lessons. See the book series here.
Plus, author Lee Ann Mancini’s Christian books for kids have been turned into a TV series that your kids can watch right now on Pure Flix! Freddy, David, Melissa, and their friends find themselves navigating the rough waters of peer pressure, temptation, fear, dealing with bullies, lack of self-esteem, and so much more. Each episode shows the characters praying to Jesus, asking Him for guidance and wisdom. Watch the series today!
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Christian Kids Books
Candace's Playful Puppy
Next up on the Christian books for kids list is actress Candace Cameron Bure's "Candace's Playful Puppy." Here's the book's description:
"Candace’s Playful Puppy is for every boy or girl who has ever wanted a dog and every parent who knows the responsibility that goes along with caring for a new pet. Written by New York Times bestselling author and actress Candace Cameron Bure, laugh along with this story of a little girl who visits a pet shelter to adopt a cuddly new dog and comes home with a rambunctious pup instead."
This I Know: Seeing God in the World He Made
Here's the description: Join a family on an unforgettable road trip, as they witness the wonder of God's world. And see how all of the creation confirms what the Bible tells us: Jesus loves me, this I know.
This book has vibrant illustrations and brings the classic song "Jesus Loves Me" to life for even the youngest readers.
God Gave Us the Bible
Then there's prolific kids author Lisa Tawn Bergren's "God Gave Us the Bible," a book that helps kids discover and explore Bible stories, offering families the ability to see "the love story between God and His people." Meant for kids ages 3 through 7, "God Gave Us the Bible" follows Little Cub and other animal friends as they ask questions about the biblical narrative.
It Will be Okay: Trusting God Through Fear and Change
Here's the description: Little Seed and Little Fox are facing changes and brand-new circumstances--and they don't like it one bit! Through this unlikely friendship, children will discover that no matter how new or fearful their circumstances are, God is always with them.
This children's book is a great addition to any kid's library, but especially for those dealing with anxiety, fear, loss or change.
The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect
As parents seek to instill respect in their children, another book to consider is "The Berenstain Bears Show Some Respect," one of the Christian books for kids that helps young children understand and learn to develop respect for their elders. According to the description, "Children will learn how simple biblical principles are the building blocks to creating respectful behavior."
Lizzy the Lioness
Here's the description: With a unique spin on the concept of bravery, Lizzy the Lioness is a timely picture book in an ever-changing world. Children will see that bravery is so much more than big muscles or loud roars but often is found in the tiniest people who have the courage to speak up when no one else will. By asking God for help and then bringing grown-ups into the picture, Lizzy shows kids that being brave doesn’t have to happen by yourself—it happens with help!
One More Hug
"Inside Edition" national correspondent Megan Alexander released another of the best Christian books for kids that we just had to feature: "One More Hug." As the title suggests, the story centers around the power of a hug. Here's a bit more context from the description:
A tree branch tapping on a window, a pretend sword breaking in two, the skreeeetch of a school bus door: one more hug by mom is always needed to comfort and reassure a young boy that he has the inner confidence to carry on. As time passes, and he outgrows his childhood fears, he returns the favor by giving his mother one more hug as he goes on his way.
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie
Here's the description: Ruthie loves little things-the smaller the better. So when she finds a teeny tiny camera on the school playground one afternoon, she can hardly believe her luck. She wants to keep the camera in the worst way, but there's one little problem: It isn't hers. Ruthie swears to her teacher and to her classmate Martin that she got the camera for her birthday. But deep down, Ruthie knows better, and all day long that teeny tiny camera weighs on her conscience until she can hardly stand it. How could one little camera turn into such a great big problem?
The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name
Last but not least comes "The Jesus Storybook Bible," a transformational Bible version for kids that helps young people see God's love for them on full display. Every bit of this Bible points back to Jesus, with the description explaining: "From the Old Testament through the New Testament, as the Story unfolds, children will clearly see that Jesus is at the center of God's great story of salvation—and at the center of their story too."
We hope you enjoyed this list of Christian books for kids! And if you're looking for movies and TV shows for kids, you're in luck! "VeggieTales" is just one of the powerful series and films your kids can watch right now on Pure Flix. Don't have a membership? No problem! Grab a free Pure Flix trial here.