The 7 Best Bible Books To Read With Your Kids

The 7 Best Bible Books To Read With Your Kids

There's a lot of different Bible versions out there, aren't there? NIV, ASV, ESV, KJK, NKJV...and the list goes on. It gets even longer when you add in Kid's Bibles. Struggling to find which one is the right one to read with your child? This post will give you the 7 best Bible books to read with your kids. 

Six Days Between Sunday School

What do you do on the six days between Sunday with your kids? Do you read with them, pray with them, or do you leave it up to the Children's Church and Sunday School workers on Sunday morning? I know I did. For a little while, especially when she was younger, I read occasionally but I didn't always spend every night reading with her like I wanted to. Sometimes there's not enough time in the day — or should I say we don't make enough time in the day?

Our daughter is six now and she loves to read. Let me brag on her: she's actually really good at reading! Her report card came back with an outstanding score and she's only in first grade. But what makes me the most proud is how much she loves to read the Bible.

Kid Tested And Approved

So what do you choose to read with your child? I know there's a lot out there and sometimes it's hard to know which book is the right book. So I've put together a few we've read through the years to maybe get you and your child started on your way.

1. Rock-A-Bye Bible

  • Appropriate for very small children (0-2)
  • Bible stories and truths are told through short poems and nursery rhymes
  • Scripture verses accompany each poem

2. My Very First Bible Stories

  • Appropriate for toddlers (1-3)
  • Board book with a soft cover
  • Familiar Bible stories are presented in a rhyming format with full-page colorful pictures

3. Everything A Child Should Know About God

  • Appropriate for young children (4-7)
  • A systematic theology book for children
  • Short devotionals and fun illustrations accompanied by questions that generate conversation

4. Read Me A Bible Story 365

  • Appropriate for young children (4-7)
  • Read through the Old and New Testament Bible stories in a year
  • Colorful pictures and scripture references included for each story

5. The Children's Bible in 365 Stories

  • Appropriate for young children (4-7)
  • A Bible story for every day of the year
  • Scripture references included for each

6. The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories

  • Appropriate for young children (4-7)
  • Hardcover book with bright pictures and large font, perfect for new reader
  • Bible stories from the Old and New Testament with scripture references for each

7. The Bible

Don't be afraid to pick up a "big bible" and read with your children. Whatever translation you use personally is fine. We use ESV at home and Cassandra has her own ESV Bible. Sure, the words are sometimes big and hard to understand, but that just gives us the opportunity to talk about them. You'd be surprised how much both you and your child can learn and grow from reading the Bible together and it's never too early to start.

Now I have a question for you: what resource do you use with your kids? What books do you enjoy? Do you read straight from the Bible? If so, what version? Or do you have a Bible story book you like to use with your children? Please leave a comment below, we'd love to hear about it.

About the Author | Sarah Schaidt
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