Wednesday, 04 December 2019 Best children's Bibles: Lion Hudson's top Bibles for children and young readers

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Children's Bibles from Lion Hudson

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

The Bible is key to the Christian faith, and encouraging children to read it is an important step in the development in their own faith and understanding.

We've published a number of world-renowned, award-winning Bibles specifically for children and young readers over the years. Here you'll find a list of Bibles for a number of different age groups, each putting the traditions and values of the gospel into language children can understand and engage with. Below you will find a collection of Bible stories retold for young children and babies, perfect for introducing youngsters to the stories we all know and love. There are also Bible overviews and study guides for older children and more confident readers who are looking to learn more about the whole Bible, sticking close to the Biblical text.

Bibles for newborns, toddlers and pre-school

Some of the best introductions to Bible stories for 0-5 year-olds.

The Beginner's Bible

Kelly Pulley

Updated 3D artwork gives this firm favourite a new lease of life, with a more modern and vibrant feel. First created to tell favourite Bible stories in language children could easily understand, The Beginner's Bible has become a treasured bestseller playing a pivotal role in the spiritual development of a generation of children, with over five million sold worldwide.

With vibrant art and easy to read text, more than 90 favourite Bible stories come to life, making this a perfect starting point for children.

The Play-Along Bible

Bob Hartman, Susie Poole

The Bible is a unique narrative of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery - the very stuff that graphic novels are made of.

Bibles for young readers

A few amazing Bible overviews and retellings for 5-9 year-olds.

The Lion Storyteller Bible

Bob Hartman, Krisztina Kallai Nagy

The Lion Storyteller Bible broke new ground in its presentation – both verbal and visual – of Bible stories and has been immesnely popular.

This new book integrates more than 20 new Bible story retellings with the 50 tried and tested originals. It also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman’s hints and tips for storytelling, as well as 4 CDs on which the stories are narrated by voiceover specialist, David Holt.

The Lion Children's Bible

Pat Alexander, Carolyn Cox

All the significant stories of the Old and New Testaments from Genesis to the book of Acts are retold in clear, simple language which children understand. The stories may be read as individual stories, yet they form a continuous narrative which closely follows the 'one story' of God and God's people contained in the whole Bible.

The Lion Children's Bible is also available in a gift edition and in paperback. Translated into 38 languages, this is the top children's Bible for both home and school.

Bibles for confident readers

Some perfect Bible study guides, overviews and retellings for confident readers.

The Blockbuster Bible

Andrew Prichard

Join 3D Freddie and Popcorn Sally for the Bible story, retold as never before. Meet the Bible's best-loved characters through scripts and storyboards, movie posters and social media, acceptance speeches, and interviews with the stars. Discover a wide range of passages from Genesis to Revelation, written in a lively way but staying very close to the original text, complete with cast list, glossary, maps, and timelines.

You can find out more about The Blockbuter Bible in this article, or head to for more information.

The Lion Graphic Bible

Mike Maddox

The Bible is a unique narrative of origins and cosmic powers; of the ageless battle between good and evil; of human potential and human treachery - the very stuff that graphic novels are made of.

The Lion Bible for Children

Murray Watts, Helen Cann

Murray Watts is one of the UK's foremost retellers of the Bible. He combines expert Bible knowledge with skilful storytelling to create a compelling text that speaks to children of today. This comprehensive, faithful yet imaginative retelling of the Bible reflects the variety of the original writings (e.g. reportage, poetry, history, letters) making a very readable collection - now a classic on the Lion Children's list.