A new crop of storybooks and children’s Bibles that combine storytelling with the Word of God are planting truth in the hearts of young readers.

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible
In The Berenstain Bear Storybook Bible, written and illustrated by Mike Berenstain, children will find twenty-three classic favorite Old and New Testament Bible stories presented through the eyes of the Bear family. Join Papa, Mama, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear as they read favorite Bible stories together as a family and imagine what it would have been like to see Adam and Eve in the garden, watch Noah build the ark, and listen as Jesus tells a parable to the people. Told with words and pictures in the beloved Berenstain style, twenty-three Old and New Testament stories come alive for young readers.

Author Page: Mike Berenstain


The VeggieTales Bible, NIrV (Zonderkidz)
Grow with the Bible VeggieTales-style! With a beautifully vivid cover, The VeggieTales Bible contains the complete text of the Old and New Testaments, using the New International Reader’s Version filled with helpful features for children ages 6 through 9.In addition to the full text of the Bible, the fresh components include: eight four-page color inserts with spirited comic strips based on known Bible characters with illustrations of VeggieTales characters;  “Remember This” highlights 100 important verses to commit to memory;  “Veggie Values” offers a child-friendly interpretation of passages to help kids process crucial themes from the Bible; glossary that helps children to grasp key biblical words and concepts.


The 365 Day Children’s Bible Storybook (B&H Kids)
From creation, Noah, and Abraham all the way through to the miraculous life of Jesus, the early church, and Paul’s ministry, favorite Bible stories come alive in this bright, durable storybook that guides children through the Bible in one year. Kids will surely love the colorful illustrations on every page and easily understand the words of this simple version retold in 365 character-driven lessons.
While these daily readings are brief, the volume is thorough. For example, the lives of Moses, Joshua, David, Esther, Jesus, and Paul are told across many days in several separate stories.



Jesus Calling Bible Storybook (Thomas Nelson)
“Nothing in heaven or on earth can stop Me from loving you.” Jesus is calling out to our hearts, and you can hear His voice in every story in the Bible. These carefully selected stories are paired with new children’s devotions from Sarah Young and will help young hearts understand God’s grand plan to send His Son, Jesus, to save His children and prepare a place for us in heaven.
Bestselling author Sarah Young has touched millions of lives through her devotionals based on Scripture and written as though Jesus is speaking directly to the reader. This book will lead God’s children, young and old, to talk to Jesus through prayer and to listen to His voice speaking love to their hearts.




The Action Bible Devotional: 52 Weeks of God-Inspired Adventure (David C. Cook)
Looking for adventure? With eye-popping comic illustrations and a week’s worth of activities for each Bible story, this one-year devotional gives you real-life ways to meet with God and live out his spiritual adventure every day. Every week’s story includes: Key Verse (a highlight from the story just read); X-Ray Vision (thoughts to connect the story with everyday life); Your Mission (three ideas to put the themes into action); Your Debrief (three questions to spark some brain cells); Mission Accomplished (room for the reader to make notes). It’s all about faith in action as you dive into life knowing God is with you. So get ready to read, draw, doodle, create, pray, and discover. The adventure awaits!

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The Precious Princess Bible Doodle Book (Zonderkidz)
Little girls are invited to color and doodle their way through God’s Kingdom in The Precious Princess Bible Doodle Book. Packed with tiaras, butterflies, pretty dresses, and flowers, The Precious Princess Bible Doodle Book offers page after page of princess-themed coloring activities, unfinished drawings, and creative prompts to encourage faith-building, fun, and coloring-in and outside the lines! With a bright pink cover, the book is laced with important Bible verses about the Father of all princesses — “the King of all Kings.” Activities include decorating a pair of royal slippers, designing a princess gown, and creating an invitation to a royal ball. Additionally, the book features more than 75 stickers that can be used to spruce up each creation.

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