Recommended Reading for Young People

Parent Reading



The ESV Illustrated Family Bible (Crossway)
The New Children’s Bible by Anne De Vries
The Picture Bible by Iva Hoth

Bible Story Books
Ages 2-8
The Big Picture Story Bible by Dave Helm
Ages 5-12
The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos
Ages 4-8
The Jesus Story Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Ages 2-5
Read Aloud Bible Stories (Vols. I-IV) by Lindvall and Renczenski
Parables Jesus Told: The Tell Me Stories (Vol I) by Lindvall and Puckett
The Big Book of Bible Truths 1 by Sinclair Ferguson
The Big Book of Bible Truths 2 by Sinclair Ferguson
365 Bible Stories for Young Hearts
Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware
The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
The Gospel Story by Marty Machowski

Bible Memory Books
Ages 4-8
ABC Bible Verses by Susan Hunt (Crossway)

Scripture Memory Songs
Let the Little Children Sing by Desiring God

Long Story Short by Marty Machowski
Old Story New by Marty Machowski
Ages 6-12
Grandpa’s Box by Starr Meade
God’s Alphabet for Life: Devotions for Young Children  by Joel Beeke

Adam Raccoon and the Race to Victory Mountain by Glen Keane (2-8)
Adam Raccoon at Forever Falls by Glen Keane (2-8)
Adam Raccoon in Lost Woods by Glen Keane (2-8)
Adam Raccoon and the Flying Machine by Glen Keane (2-8)
Adam Raccoon and the Circus Maste by Glen Keane (2-8)

All Things Bright And Beautiful by Alexander
Caleb’s Lamb by Helen Santos
Fool Moon Rising by Fluharty
John Carrol’s Hedge of Thorns rewritten by Mary Hamilton
Sammy and His Shepherd by Susan Hunt
Shoemaker Martin by Tolstoy/Hanhart/Watts
Teddy’s Button
This is No Fairy Tale by Dale Tolmasoff
God’s Providence by Sally Michael
God’s Names by Sally Michael
God’s Promises by Sally Michael
Let the Little Children Sing
The Priest with Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
The King Without a Shadow by R.C.
The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
The Donkey that Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
The Magnificent Amazing Time Machine: A Journey Back to the Cross by Sinclair Ferguson
The Big Book of Questions and Answers About Jesus by Sinclair Ferguson
The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale retold by Angela Elwell Hunt
Wait Until Then by Randy Alcorn
The Learn About God series (3-6)
God’s Little Guidebooks by Hazel Scrimshire (3-6)
Bible Time & Bible Wise by Carine Mackenzie, (3 and up)
Hear Me Read series by Mary Manz Simon (3-6)
My First Study Bible by Paul Loth (3-6)
The Big Picture Story Bible, David Helm (3 and up)
Discovering Jesus in Genesis & Discovering Jesus in Exodus, Susan & Richie Hunt
I Love My Bible by Debby Anderson (3-5)
Herein Is Love Commentary Series by Nancy Ganz
A Father’s Touch by Joni Eareckson Tada

Topical Studies
The Young Peacemaker by Corlette Sande
The Pocket Change Series by Larry Burkett
God’s Wisdom for Little Girls by Elizabeth George

Biographical and Historical Figures Books
Trial & Triumph by Richard Hannula
History Lives Series (5 vols) by Winthrow
Augustine of Hippo by Simeonetta Carr
Hero Tales (4 vols) by Dave & Neta Jackson
The Church History ABCs by Stephen Nichols

Catechism Resources
Battle-Tested Curriculum by Randy Smith
Big Truths For Little Kids by Susan Hunt
The Big Book of Questions and Answers by Sinclair Ferguson
My First Book of series (6 in this series: My First Book of Prayers, Q’s & A’s, Christian Values, Memory Verses, Bible Promises, About Jesus by Carine MacKenzie
Truth & Grace Books, ed. Tom Ascol
Small Talks on Big Questions, Selah Helms and Susan Thompson
The Gospel for Children, John Leuzarder (Shepherd Press)

Ages 3-6
What is God Like? (Little Blessings series) by Kathleen Long Bostrom (Tyndale)
Who is Jesus? (Little Blessings series) by Kathleen Long Bostrom (Tyndale)
What is Prayer? (Little Blessings series) by Kathleen Long Bostrom (Tyndale)
Ages 4-8
Leading Little Ones to God by Marian M. Schoolland (Eerdmans)
Ages 4-8
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Trinity by Joey Allen (New Leaf Press)
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Gospel by Joey Allen (New Leaf Press)
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Scripture by Joey Allen (New Leaf Press)
Big Thoughts for Little Thinkers: The Mission by Joey Allen (New Leaf Press)

Prayer Help With Children
From Akebu to Zapotec: A Book of Bibleless Peoples by June Hathersmith (Wycliffe)
Window on the World by Spraggett with Jill Johnston

Squanto and the Miracle of Thanksgiving by Eric Metaxes
The Story of Saint Nicolas: More Than Reindeer and a Red Suit by Cheryl Odden
Keeping Holiday by Starr Meade
Christ in Christmas: A Family Advent Celebration
The Wonders of Christmas by Melody Carlson
The Advent Book by Jack and Kathy Stockman

Music Cd’s/Bible Verse Songs
Sovereign Grace
Awesome God
To Be Like Jesus
Walking with the Wise
Philip Music –
Emu music – J is For Jesus –
Seeds Family Worship music –

Adventures in Odyssey by Focus on the Family
The Chronicles of Narnia in dramatic presentation by Focus on the Family Radio Theater
Pilgrim’s Progress

Torchlighters Biographical movies
William Tyndale
Jim Elliot
John Bunyan
Eric Liddell
Gladys Aylward
Richard Wurmbrand
The Lightlings  by R.C. Sproul

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress ed. by Oliver Hunkin
The Pilgrim’s Progress: From This World To That Which Is To Come Edited by C.J. Lovik
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Bronze Bow by Speare

Books for Teens
A Young Woman after Gods Own Heart by Elizabeth George
A Young Man after Gods Own Heart by Jim George
Thoughts for Young Men by J.C Ryle
Choosing My Religion by R.C Sproul
Growing Up Christian by Karl Graustein
Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door by Josh McDowell
More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
Christian Beliefs: Twenty Basics Every Christian Should Know by Wayne Grudem

Shepherding a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp
Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd Tripp and Margy Tripp
Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick
Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham, Jr
Proverbs for Parenting: A Topical Guide for Child Raising from the Book of Proverbs by Barbara Decker
Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting by William P Farley
Your Child’s Profession of Faith by Dennis Gunderson
What the Bible Says about Parenting: God’s Plan for Rearing Your Child by John MacArthur
The Faithful Parent: A Biblical Guide to Raising a Family by Martha Peace and Stuart Scott
Withhold Not Correction by Bruce Ray
Everyday Talk: Talking Freely and Naturally about God with Your Children by John A. Younts
Teach Them Diligently: How to Use the Scriptures in Child Training by Lou Priolo
The Heart of Anger: Practical Help for the Prevention and Cure of Anger in Children by Lou Priolo
Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God by Bruce Ware
The Duties of Parents by J.C. Ryle
Don’t Make Me Count to Three! A Mom’s Look at Heart-Oriented Discipline by Ginger Plowman
Parenting by God’s Promises by Joel Beeke
Hints in Child Training by H. Clay Trumball
Age of Opportunity by Paul David Tripp
The Shaping of a Christian Family by E. Elliot
Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young
Helping Children Understand the Gospel by Sally Michael

Family Worship (how to)
Family Worship in the Bible and Your Home by Donald Whitney
Rediscovering the Lost Treasure of Family Worship by Jerry Marcellino


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