The Best Bibles for Children ages 0-10
Finding a Bible that you feel is wonderful for your child will largely depend on your child’s age, maturity, attention span, as well as what you feel is important for a Bible to include. Obviously, small children’s Bibles can’t include every story from the Bible.
And remember, as your child grows, so does their understanding and attention span. This is why it’s important to get new Bibles as they grow. A Bible that is more in-depth and has larger vocabulary will certainly be more useful to a child who is old enough to understand it.
Also, remember that children’s Bibles are the authors interpretation and may not be the same as yours.
This is why it’s important to check reviews and maybe read a few pages of the Bible to yourself when your child isn’t there, so you get a feel if it’s a good fit for your child or not.
These are the best Bibles for children ages 0-10 (in my opinion of course). These are Bibles that I’ve read with children, researched, checked reviews, and asked for other parent’s opinions.
The Read to Me Toddler’s Bible is a padded hardcover book with a carrying handle, which is just perfect for little fingers.
The Bible stories are short enough to keep a young child’s interest and attention. I really have no negatives on this; overall, just a short and cute first Bible.
The stories included in this Bible are:
A Tall Tower
Moses in the Basket
Out of Egypt
The Ten Commandments
The Walls of Jericho
David and Goliath
Daniel and the Lions
Jonah and the Great Fish
Jesus Is Born
The Big Catch of Fish
Through the Roof to Jesus
Jesus Feeds the People
Jesus Stills the Storm
Lazarus Wake Up!
Jesus Is Crucified
Jesus Is Alive!
Going Back to Heaven
Baby’s Hug-a-Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones is a cute book with a super soft cover. This Bible focuses on God’s love and promises and uses a rhyming format which keeps a young child’s attention.
For example, the beginning of the Bible says:
“Little one, who made the seas?
Who made the birds? Who made the bees?
Who made the sun all big and bright?
And twinkly stars to shine at night?
God made them all. Oh yes it’s true.
Yes, little one, and God made you.”
I just love this!
Also, this Bible includes 10 stories which is a perfect starting amount for little minds. The stories are:
God makes everything
God rescues Noah from the Storm
Little David beats Goliath
God Saves Daniel in the Lion’s Den
Baby Jesus is Born
Jesus stops the Storm
Jesus is Alive!
Jesus loves little Children
Ages 3 and 4:
The Lift the Flap Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones and Tracey Moroney is a cute way of getting little minds engaged. The illustrations are perfect for this age and children will enjoy lifting the flaps that are throughout the book.
The stories included in this Bible are:
David and Goliath
The Birth of Baby Jesus
Paralyzed man coming to Jesus through the Roof
Feeding the 5000
The Good Shepherd Looking for His Lost Sheep
Calming of the Storm
The Wise and Foolish Builder
Walking on Top of Water
The Resurrection from the Tomb
Jesus meeting his Disciples at the Shore
The only downside to this Bible is because of the flaps, some children may become too engaged and have a hard time focusing on the message. Also, I wouldn’t recommend this Bible for children younger than 2, only because flaps may be ripped off.
Read with Me Bible for Toddlers by Doris Wynbeek Rikkers is a colorful Bible that includes 24 stories.
This Bible is formatted in small sentences and short words, making it perfect for this age group. The illustrations are large and colorful which keeps little ones interested and engaged.
Here is an example of the illustrations:
The Complete Illustrated Children’s Bible by Janice Emmerson is one of my favorite Bibles for children! It includes all of the main stories of the Bible and the illustrations are incredible!
The only negative point I have with this Bible, is the stories don’t go into much detail. Most of them are only a 2-3 paragraphs long.
However this Bible does a wonderful job of including the important details in that short amount of text.
Adventure Bible for Early Readers is the next step after picture Bibles, meaning it has more words and fewer illustrations than young children may have had with past Bibles. With that said, this Bible is a great choice for children from 6-9 years old.
And because it has much fewer illustrations than picture Bibles, this may cause a child to become bored with trying to read so much text. That’s really going to depend on the age, reading level, and attention span of your child.
- Life in Bible Times – Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
People in Bible Times – Articles offer close-up looks at amazing people of the Bible
Let’s Live It! – Hands-on activities help you apply biblical truths to your life
Did You Know? – Interesting facts help you understand God’s Word
Words to Treasure – Great verses to memorize
Twenty special pages – Games and other Bible fun, all with a jungle safari theme
Book introductions, a dictionary, and color maps
Includes the complete New International Reader’s Version (NIrV), perfect for children learning to read and explore the Bible for the first time on their own.
The Action Bible is one of the most complete picture Bibles. It includes 215 fast-paced narratives that are in chronological order. This makes it easier to follow the Bible’s historical flow. It’s also set up in a comic book format which helps keeps this age group engaged.
Here is an example of what the inside looks like. You can see more pages on Amazon by clicking on the image below, then clicking on “Look Inside”.
The Faithgirlz! Bible is a colorful and interactive Bible that is perfect for young girls. There are features throughout the Bible that keep the reader engaged and exploring.
The features are written by bestselling author Nancy Rue. She has written over 100 books for girls and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. The features in this Bible help young girls feel more confident and special.
- Book introductions ― Read about the who, when, where, and what of each book.
Dream Girl ― Use your imagination to put yourself in the story.
Bring It On! ― Take quizzes to really get to know yourself.
Is There a Little (Eve, Ruth, Isaiah) in You? ― See for yourself what you have in common.
Words to Live By ― Check out these Bible verses that are great for memorizing.
What Happens Next? ― Create a list of events to tell a Bible story in your own words.
Oh, I Get It! ― Find answers to Bible questions you’ve wondered about. [Source]
This Bible also includes an optional reading schedule. There’s even a case that perfectly fits this Bible. You can view more about it by clicking the picture to the right.
Another Children’s Book I Recommend:
Ronnie Wilson’s Gift by Francis Chan is such a sweet book that explains when we help others, it not only shows God’s love, but it’s also a gift to God.
To summarize: Ronnie learns about God and why Jesus came to the Earth. He wants to give God a gift and so he tries to mail his baseball glove to Heaven.
But when he finds out the post office doesn’t send mail to Heaven, he goes home. On the way there, he passes a man who is hungry and buys him a hot dog with the money he was going to use for postage.
Later, Ronnie is jumping on his trampoline. He’s trying to jump high enough to get to Heaven. But instead, he sees his neighbor – a little boy who is feeling very lonely. So Ronnie invites him to jump on the trampoline with him.
The next day, Ronnie buys a big balloon that he was going to tie to the baseball glove so it would go to Heaven. But before he does that, he hears a little girl crying. So Ronnie gives her his balloon.
However, now he is discouraged because he hasn’t found a way to get his baseball glove to Heaven. But then in a dream, God tells him that by helping others, the way Ronnie chose to, that he was also helping God and that is a gift that God always loves.
At the end of the story, is Matthew 25:40, “And the kind will answer them, `Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’”