Are you looking for gifts that will encourage young hearts to draw closer to God? Do you wonder what books are appropriate for various age categories? Simplify your shopping with these Christ-centered book suggestions for gifts by age from toddlerhood to high school!
Bible-themed board books make wonderful gifts for toddlers and preschoolers. M Is for Manger is perfect for Christmastime with its A to Z journey through the biblical account of Jesus’ birth. Other board books, such as Tonight, use Scripture to speak God’s promises to little hearts. Preschoolers will enjoy captivating pictures books like I Couldn’t Love You More and How Much Is a Little Girl Worth?, which weave biblical truths together with engaging stories and beautiful illustrations. It’s also never too early to give the Word of God to children! My First Hands-On Bible is an illustrated, interactive edition of God’s Word designed especially for preschoolers.
Beginning chapter books are ideal gifts for children who are learning to read. Winnie the Horse Gentler is a series that will appeal to children who love all things horses! The Dead Sea Squirrels series will hook young readers with its hilarity, while the Imagination Station series draws boys and girls into historical adventures. Throughout each book, young readers are introduced to biblical concepts couched in page-turning stories.
Don’t forget the tweens—there are lots of fun reads for this age group too! Manga fans will enjoyManga Messiah and other titles from the series, which tells the story of the Bible through this popular comic-book style. Middle-school girls can connect with books like Love, Lexi, a story that includes devotional concepts and journaling space for a unique and engaging read. Kirby McCook and the Jesus Chronicles uses a comical storytelling style similar to the popular Captain Underpants series. Left Behind: The Kids is a shorter chapter-book version of the bestselling adult series—a thriller for tween boys and girls alike!
From devotionals to fantasy fiction, we have several gift ideas for the teens on your list. The new Sunlit Lands series will appeal to fantasy fans while addressing relevant topics such as justice, privilege, and race. The Delusion series engages sci-fi readers with thrilling stories that deal with spiritual warfare. Nonfiction options include the magazine-style So Long, Insecurity Teen Edition by Beth Moore, as well as The One Year Devos for Teens.
Need more gift ideas? Check out our gift guides for suggestions for everyone on your list, whether new believers or veteran pastors, men or women, and even those who are hard to buy for!