13 Best Christian Books for Preschoolers You Must Have
June 2, 2015

Christian Books for Preschoolers // Category

(Top Christian Books for Preschoolers)

 

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With so many Christian books for young preschoolers, which are the best? These Christian books for preschoolers made it to our list of top books and we’ve compiled them to make it easy for you to find them. Please note that we did not write the descriptions ourselves (for our thoughts on books, check out our book reviews).

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1) Most of All, Jesus Loves You!

 

Most of All, Jesus Loves You!
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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #1

In this beautifully illustrated book by Noël Piper, readers are reminded that while it’s a blessing to have family and friends who love us, the best love in the world is the love of Jesus. You can be assured that after reading this bedtime story, your child will fall asleep with wonderful thoughts of love and peace:  “Jesus loves me!

 

2) My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #2

Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You. —Psalm 119:11

Through colorful photos and wonderful stories, this children’s book by Susan Hunt teaches children how to put God’s words into action and also teaches them their A, B, C’s.

Perfect for preschool to young elementary school students, My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts is a must have addition for the library of any Christian family, church, Bible club or school.

My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts

 

3) The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #3

There once was a village where the inhabitants loved a big, red tractor. This mighty machine helped them produce enough vegetables and grains to feed them through the year. The problem was, though, that it was tough to operate and broke down a lot.  Despite the villagers all helping to move the tractor together, they couldn’t produce much.  The villagers resigned themselves to this fate until Farmer Dave found an old book in an old attic. Farmer Dave believed the book could change their world, but the villagers were skeptical.  Could it?

Francis Chan’s contemporary parable The Big Red Tractor and His Little Village shows readers a timeless truth: with God all things are possible. This is a delightful and unforgettable book for preschoolers.

The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village

 

4) Do You Want a Friend?

 

Do You Want a Friend?
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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #4

 

Once there was a seven year old little boy whose family moved to a new neighborhood.  He has a hard time finding friends and first, but then the story opens up. He finds a friend who comforts him when he is sick, makes him happy when he is sad, forgives him when he is naughty and saves him from dangerous situations.  This friend is, of course, Jesus.

Do You Want a Friend?, which is Noël Piper’s sequel to Most of All, Jesus Loves You!, is a wonderful choice to teach the special preschooler in your life about God’s eternal friendship.

Do You Want a Friend?

 

5) Sammy and His Shepherd

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #5

Sammy the sheep lived happily under the care of his kind shepherd. Unfortunately, a sheep from a nearby flock did not.  Her shepherd was unkind. Thankfully, Sammy’s shepherd bought this sad little sheep and named her Precious. Sammy told Precious all the amazing things about their shepherd, but poor Precious did not believe him. In time her mistrust and doubts faded and she saw how kind the shepherd truly was to his flock.

This delightful tale comes from veteran children’s writer Susan Hunt and is based on Psalm 23.  It’s a wonderful addition to the library of any preschool aged child.

Sammy and His Shepherd

 

6) Fool Moon Rising

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #6

Fool Moon Rising is a rhyming, jubilant story by Kristi and T. Lively Fluharty.  It recounts a crime of epic magnitude: the moon, blinded by pride, fails to see the source of his light (the sun).  The conceited moon brags about his talent of shining, ability to change shapes and power to influence the tide. However, one day, overpowered by a beam of sunshine, the moon repents, becomes humble and shows gratitude to the sun.

This book takes tough concepts – like humility and pride – and presents them in a way that is easy for children to understand.  Even the youngest readers learn that our talents come from God.

Fool Moon Rising

 

7) Shoebox Sam

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #7

Mary Brigid Barrett crafts a beautiful tale in Shoebox Sam to help preschoolers learn the importance of giving, sharing, loving and caring.

The rhyming story tells of a pair of pink slippers that catches the eye of a little girl.  “Those are the most beautiful shoes I’ve seen in all my life,” she says. The young girl meets a cobbler named Shoebox Sam and he teaches her all sorts of lessons, like “New shoes walk tight, but old shoes walk light.” A delightful book that preaches without children even realizing it.

Shoebox Sam

 

8) Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #8

Gorgeous and profound thoughts on faith abound in Sally Lloyd-Jones’ Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing. This creator of the bestselling Jesus Storybook Bible, presents readers with 101 simple-yet-important thoughts on faith. These thoughts are culled from the Bible, creation story, history, science and the writings of great minds, preachers and writers.

You’ll find this easy to understand book ideal for family devotions, bedtime stories, story time, or as a companion to The Jesus Storybook Bible.

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing

 

9) What Is the Gospel?

 

What Is the Gospel?
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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #9

What is gospel?  Even adults can have trouble answering that question.  But in Mandy Groce’s picture book What Is the Gospel? children learn it’s the good news from God, even though we’ve all disobeyed him. Groce uses simple words and illustrations to teach children that even though nobody deserves God’s goodness, he will reached down and rescue them regardless.  A nice addition to a preschooler’s library.

What Is the Gospel?

 

10) The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #10

A beautifully illustrated book by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago, The Jesus Storybook Bible won the Moonbeam Award Gold Medal in the religion category.  It shares the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible: at the center of the Story is a baby upon whom the world will depend. Because of this baby, every story from Noah to Moses to King David, tells his name. This baby is like the missing piece in a puzzle and as the Story unfolds, children piece together the puzzle. A highly interactive and creative book, The Jesus Storybook Bible is a must have for preschoolers who enjoy adventure and discovery.

The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name

 

11) What is the Church? (Colour Books)

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #11

What is the church?  Is it a building?  No, as Bill Bell and Mandy Groce tell us in What is the Church? the church is a people. This simply illustrated and told story shows children that although the activities of the church are important, it is the people within the church that matter most. An excellent choice for preschoolers to help them understand why going to church and participating in church activities is so important.

What is the Church? (Colour Books)

 

12) The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross

 

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Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #12

Carl Laferton and Catalina Echeverri give us this gorgeous, illustrated hardback book that takes children on a journey from the garden of Eden to God’s prefect new creation.

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross beautifully retells the Easter story through a Bible overview.  Through this retelling, preschoolers will discover that ‘because of our sin, we can’t go in’ but because of Jesus’ victory on the cross, an even better garden is waiting for us at the end of our own story.

The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross

 

13) God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies

 

 

Top Christian Books for Preschoolers // #13

It can be challenging for parents to find the right language to talk to their preschoolers about bodies, body parts and sexual abuse.   Justin S. Holcomb and Lindsey A. Holcomb simplify this in their beautifully illustrated book God Made All of Me.  Realizing that home is the right place for children to learn about their bodies and parents the right instructors, this lovely book makes it easy.  And, it does so in a way that does not cause confusion, embarrassment or shame.

God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies

 

 


 


 

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