As a Christian family, we don’t celebrate the Easter bunny but I do still set out a basket of goodies for our kids to find on Easter morning. In the basket among the candy and fun trinkets, each child has his own devotional book.
We’ve enjoyed some great (and not so great) children’s devotional books over the years. Recently I had a friend reach out and ask me what are our favorite devotionals. It got me thinking that I really should make a list of what I consider the best children’s devotional books – especially with Easter right around the corner.
Each of the books on this list were chosen for three reasons.
- Each of the children’s devotionals I chose share the true word of God and reference scripture.
- Each of them educates children in a way that speaks to them.
- Each of the children’s devotionals in this list are quality made books. They are hardcover books with gorgeous pages that will last multiple kids.
I know there are other free downloadable resources but personally, I enjoy having a special book we read from in the morning and before bedtime.
I hope you enjoy the list and please feel free to add your own favorites in the comments below!
The devotions in this book are written as if Jesus is speaking directly to a child’s heart. The book is a sturdy and gorgeous hardcover that will last a long time. The writings are on based on Sarah Young‘s original book for adults by the same name Jesus Calling. This version has been adapted in a language and fashion that kids and tweens can relate to their everyday lives.
For the kid who loves Science, this devotion book is where it’s at and will keep your kid engaged during every reading. Discover the Wonders of the Universe with the Creator.
This is a follow-up to the best-selling book mentioned above from the author Louie Giglio. Show your children the awe-inspiring connection between the natural world and the God who created it.
The names of God tell us who He is and how He loves us—explore the glory and the goodness of God in I Am Devotional. This is a gorgeous and well-crafted devotion book for kids. If you have a child that loves beautiful images to go along with their readings then this is a great book. You may also want to check out the related book – I Am: 40 Reasons to Trust God.
If your child loves the Action Bible then they will love this devotional by the same creators. This is an interactive devotional. At the end of each devotion your child will be asked questions and given various tasks to perform to really drive home God’s word.
This book is also by the creators of the the Action Bible, but it is different than the devotional mentioned above. This devotional lists devotions by emotions your child might be feeling or situations your child may be experiencing. This way your child can search for the appropriate devotion to read for that day or evening.