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:
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!
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."
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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.
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."
God Gave Us Love
"God Gave Us Love" is another of Bergren's books that helps kids focus on God's love. In this book, Little Cub heads on a fishing adventure with Grampa Bear, with lessons about loving others being intermixed along the way! Kids will learn strong biblical lessons through these beloved characters — specifically the meaning of love.
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.
Just in Case You Ever Wonder
Author and pastor Max Lucado brings us "Just in Case You Ever Wonder," a children's book that helps kids see God's love in the various experiences they have in life. With difficulties like bullying and fears of the dark (to other tough moments) in mind, "Just in Case You Ever Wonder" is one of the Christian books for kids that teaches truly powerful lessons.
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.