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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.

  1. Each of the children’s devotionals I chose share the true word of God and reference scripture.
  2. Each of them educates children in a way that speaks to them.
  3. 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!

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Jesus Calling 365 devotions for kids

Jesus Calling

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. 

Jesus Today 365 devotions for kids

Jesus Today

This is a follow-up book to the one listed above. Adapted from ECPA Gold Medallion–winner Jesus Today®, this devotional has the same themes as the adult version, but written for kids. It also includes written-out scriptures.

Indescribable 100 devotions for kids

Indescribable: 100 devotions for kids about Science

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.

How Great is our God 100 devotions for kids

How Great Is Our God: 100 Indescribable Devotions About God and Science

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. 

I Am Devotional for Kids

I Am Devotional: 100 Devotions About the Names of God

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.

Hope for Every Day Billy Graham 365 devotions for kids

Hope for Each Day: 365 Devotions for Kids

Let Billy Graham, one of the world’s most beloved pastors, daily guide your child in understanding the truth of Scripture and trusting God’s great love.

Action bible Devotional for Kids 52 Weeks

The Action Bible Devotional: 52 Weeks of God-Inspired Adventure

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.

Action Bible Anytime Devotions for Kids

The Action Bible Anytime Devotions: 90 Ways to Help Kids Connect with God Anytime, Anywhere

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.

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