Looking for a devotional for kids? Here are my favorites.

This post: Fun Bible devotions for kids.

Looking for a devotional for kids? I have good news: I’ve got five kids and a list of the best family devotional books.(In my humble opinion.) The recommendations in this post are books that I love, my kids love, and I think you will love, too.

It’s not an exhaustive list; but it is a list of both picture books + chapter books that are Biblical, engaging + fun.

Need more inspiration for family devotions? Check out my article: “3 Easy Mindset Shifts for Better Family Devotions with Kids.”

Devotionals for Kids Of All Ages

As you read through my book recommendations here, please keep this in mind: I have not read all of these books from cover-to-cover, to all of my kids. Some of these books have been well loved (as you’ll see from the photos!) + read multiple times.

I’ve simply read from other books, as needed.

Our 24 Family Ways

I discovered Our 24 Family Ways at a women’s conference with Sally Clarkson when my kids were much younger. It really is one of the best kids devotional books!

My Favorite Devotionals for Kids | Simply Kristy Lynn
Our 24 Family Ways, by Clay Clarkson

My kids especially enjoy the coloring book that correlate with the devotional; there’s a coloring page for each week’s devotion. If you consistently read from this book every week, for five days a week (which I don’t), it would last you at least twenty-four weeks.

—> Find Our 24 Family Ways on Amazon.

Devotionals for Preschoolers

Big Thoughts for Little People

Big Thoughts for Little People: ABCs To Help You Grow features quick devotions for kids that begin with letters of the alphabet.

The devotions include delightful pictures, a Scripture, and topics like “asking,” “helping,” and “kindness.”

My Favorite Devotionals for Kids | Simply Kristy Lynn

—> Find Big Thoughts for Little People on Amazon.

Just Like Jesus

I Want To Be Just Like Jesus is a Bible storybook which features stories that showcase character traits of Christ: “Jesus was caring,” “Jesus had compassion,” and “Jesus was generous.”

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Each devotion includes a “Jesus in the Bible” and “Jesus in Me” feature.

My Favorite Devotionals for Kids | Simply Kristy Lynn

I reviewed I Want To Be Just Like Jesus for Tyndale House Publishers; you can check it out at HipHomeSchoolMoms.com.

—> Find I Want To Be Just Like Jesus on Amazon.

My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions

My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions celebrates God’s creation with a two-page story a different animal. If you have a nature-loving child, this book will be a favorite!

My Favorite Devotionals for Kids | Simply Kristy Lynn

—> Find My Big Book of 5-Minute Devotions on Amazon.

Devotionals for Kids: Elementary-Age

These books make great devotion-time read alouds for kids of all ages, but they were especially suitable for my young school-age children: from ages six or seven up to ten or so.

My daughter read Heroes of Faith when she was eleven or twelve years old, so it’s definitely suitable for older kids too.

Hero Tales

Hero Tales: A Family Treasury of True Stories From the Lives of Christian Heroes is a biographical-style chapter book which highlights men and women of faith.

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The chapters include stories about forty-five famous missionaries and historically Christians, including David Livingston, Amy Carmichael, Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther.

—> Find this Hero Tales volume, and other collections by the same author on Amazon.

Alice in Bibleland

The Alice in BibleLand story books were my oldest daughter’s FAVORITE books as a little girl. These are delightful little books!

The Alice in BibleLand story books are delightful little books!

Each book tells the story of a Bible character (Noah, Paul, Ruth, etc), as seen through the eyes of young “Alice” (who travels back to Bible times and watches the story unfold).

The stories are told through engaging poems… a great way to expose your kids to rhyming words, along with Bible stories.

—> You can find many Alice in Bible Land books on Amazon.

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Pilgrim’s Progress

Pilgrim’s Progress and The Incredible Journey. Both these books are Christian classics that my kids have loved.

Pilgrim's Progress and The Incredible Journey. Both these books are Christian classics that my kids have loved.

I personally love The Pictorial Pilgrim’s Progress, which is edited for younger readers (listeners).

My young kids especially enjoy the picture book version, The Dangerous Journey.

—> Find Pilgrim’s Progress on Amazon.

Children’s Bibles

I’m a fan of the Discoverer’s Bible, which is a large print Bible for young readers.

The Discoverer's Bible, a large print Bible for young readers.

As a family, we read and memorize the King James Version; however, the NIRV (New International Reader’s Version) is delightful for kids.

—> Find The Discoverer’s Bible on Amazon.

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—> For further reading, check out my post at HipHomeschoolMoms: “So You Want to Have Daily Devotions With Your Kids (But Feel Like Such a Failure)

Your turn.

What would you add to this list of family devotional books?

P.S. Thanks a million for sharing this post!

1 thought on “Looking for a devotional for kids? Here are my favorites.”

  1. I can relate in a lot of ways. We use a resource from Rod & Staff. It works for us and we love it. We also loved Proverbs with the Millers. We would read these at night. They were quick, funny, but very thought provoking. They are Mennonite based but my children loved it. My husband read it to them and then we discussed the short and simple questions. Thanks for sharing your resources.

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