Christian stories can inspire and help us to get a new perspective about life in general.
We have put together a list of great Bible stories for kids to help them learn about God, his Son, Jesus Christ and other inspiring stories.


ISBN: 978-0-8028-5183-3
48 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 8.625 x 12.25

Ages 9-14
Full-color Illustrations Throughout

A man in the crowd at Jerusalem vies to see Jesus; a disciple recounts details of the Last Supper; Pilate’s wife fears her husband’s decision. Beginning with Christ’s triumphant arrival in Jerusalem, Nikki Grimes explores the first Easter through the voices of those who witnessed it.

The author’s introductions provide a thoughtful framework, and David Frampton’s beautifully intricate and expressive woodcuts illuminate each poem. At Jerusalem’s Gate offers readers of all ages insight into the most important moments in Christian history.

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The Bible for Young Children bible stories for kids

The Bible for Young Children

By: Gotting Marie-Helene Delval 

Ages 4-8
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5383-7

The Bible is filled with memorable stories — David and Goliath, Daniel in the lions’ den, Jonah and the big fish, the wise men following the star to Jesus. This selection of stories, retold in simple language for young readers, will introduce children to some of the Bible’s most heroic figures and unforgettable events.

Purchase The Bible for Young Children at, Eerdmans,  or your local  bookstore.


The Child's Story Bible illustrated books for children

The Child’s Story Bible

By: Catherine F. Vos

Ages 4-10
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5011-9

Hundreds of thousands of children throughout the world have been introduced to the riches of the Bible through this classic Bible storybook. First published seventy years ago, the much-loved Child’s Story Bible continues to instruct and delight today’s children and parents.

“I have used The Child’s Story Bible for years . . . and can recommend it enthusiastically.”
— Ruth Bell Graham

Purchase The Child’s Story Bible at Amazon,, Eerdmans,  or your local  bookstore.



The Easter Story children kids books illustrated

The Easter Story

By: Brian Wildsmith 

Ages 5-10
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5189-5

Once, a long time ago, a little donkey was brought to Jesus. The little donkey had never been ridden before, but Jesus spoke gently to him, and soon he stopped being afraid. Jesus climbed onto the donkey’s back, and they set off for Jerusalem. . .

In clear, reverent language and shining gold- toned paintings, award-winning author/illustrator Brian Wildsmith creates this companion book to his earlier A Christmas Story. With an enchantingly simple perspective that will engage even the very youngest child, Wildsmith offers a splendid new version of the greatest story ever told.

Read about some great Lenten craft ideas to accompany this book on Eerdlings.

Purchase The Easter Story at Amazon,, Eerdmans,  or your local  bookstore.



Exodus childrens illustrated bible stories


By: Brian Wildsmith 

Ages 5-10
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
Lexile: AD640L
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5175-8

This is the story of how one man led his people out of slavery to a land that God had promised to give them. His name was Moses.

With vivid, richly detailed illustrations, Brian Wildsmith captures all the major events of one of the greatest stories in the Bible. The story of the Exodus and the rescue of the Hebrews from slavery in Egypt is a powerful and exciting tale which attests that God’s guiding hand is always evident.

In Wildsmith’s hands, this familiar journey comes alive against stunning backdrops–from the great palaces of ancient Egypt, to the vast expanses of Sinai’s mountains and wilderness, to the peaceful place God’s people can finally call home.

Children’s LiteratureChoice List (2000)
Book SenseEaster/Passover Top Ten Picks List (2005)
BooklistTop Ten Religion Books for Youth
Children’s Book CouncilNotable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People
National Jewish Book AwardsFinalist
Parent Council, Ltd.Selected as Outstanding
Parent’s Guide to Children’s MediaAward
Children’s Crown Award Reading ProgramsChildren’s Crown Gallery Award Nominee List, 2001-2002

Purchase Exodus at Amazon, Christianbook.comEerdmans, or your local  bookstore.


The Life of Jesus

An Illustrated Rosary
Mary Billingsley
All Ages
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5362-2
Ever since the Middle Ages, countless Christians have prayed the rosary as a way to focus on the story of salvation. This centuries-old text that highlights the joy, sorrow, and glory of the story of Jesus is here given new life through the work of artist Mary Billingsley.

In Mary’s paintings, religious symbols and everyday objects mingle to create scenes from the life of Christ, scenes that offer the viewer a sense of the divine present in earthly form.

Readers of all ages will return to this book again and again, each time discovering within its pages fresh layers of beauty and meaning.

Purchase The Life of Jesus at AmazonChristianbook.comEerdmansIndiebound or your local  bookstore.


Paul Writes a Letter illustrated picture book for kidsPaul Writes (a Letter)

Chris Raschka 

Ages 6 & Up
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5494-0

Paul Writes (a Letter) celebrates how one of the most beloved biblical figures changed the world through the written word.

Awards & Recognition

  • Booklist Top Ten Religion and Spirituality Books for Youth
  • Booklist (starred)
  • Publishers Weekly (starred)

Purchase Paul Writes a Letter at AmazonChristianbook.comBarnes & NobleIndie Bound or your local  bookstore.



The Story of Queen Esther  illustrated picture bookThe Story of Queen Esther 

Ages 4-8
Full-color Illustrations Throughout
Lexile: AD700L
ISBN: 978-0-8028-5348-6
The ancient story of Queen Esther has been told for generations as an example of wisdom and great personal courage. Her bravery is still commemorated each year in the Jewish festival of Purim.

Now this well-known story of the Jewish girl who became the queen of Persia and saved her people from death is retold for young readers.

Bold, colorful Persian-inspired illustrations bring new vibrancy to this old story, which will captivate and inspire its young audience.


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