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Faith Friendly Science Books For Kids!

Science Books for Kids

Check out our faith friendly children’s books that blend faith and science in a fun way!

In celebration of British Science Week, we’ve compiled a wonderful selection of non-fiction science books for kids of every age below. We’re also celebrating throughout the week by offering a 50% off discount on Crackle and Pop: Bible Science Experiments until Sunday, march 14th ! We will also be offering 50% off our Curious Science Quest series throughout the week. Today, enjoy 50% off Greek Adventure.

Non Fiction books are a fantastic way to explain the wonders of the world and introduce children to learning about God and science.  We hope these books will inspire a love of science in your young reader. From our inspiring God Made series, to Crackle and Pop: Bible Science Experiments, there’s a book for every child to explore and discover.

Browse our new science books for kids below!

1. God Made series by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson

The God Made series encourages young children to explore and discover more about the world around them, and tells them about the loving God who made it all. Scientific ideas about how everything came to be are simply explained through the lively narrative and amazing illustrations, leaving children full of wonder at God’s creativity, love, and power.

With input from The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, and fun experiments for curious young scientists to try, this series is an ideal way to help children engage with and celebrate God and His universe.

Check out all the titles in the inspirational God Made series below!

God Made The World by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson

God Made the World by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson
God Made the World
Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson
  • For children aged 3-5
  • This bright book explores in an interactive way how God made the world
  • A great resource for curious children, Sunday Schools and rainy days

God Made The World encourages young children to explore and discover the world around them and tells them about the loving God who made it all. Scientific ideas about how and why everything was created are simply explained through the lively narrative and wonderful illustrations, leaving children marvelling at God’s creativity, love and power.

God Made The World blends science and faith in a fun way!

God Made Animals by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson

God Made Animals by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson
God Made Animals
Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson
  • For children aged 3-5
  • This bright book explores in an interactive way the different animals in the world
  • A great resource for curious children, Sunday Schools and rainy days

God has given us lots of clues about how He made the world. This is how we think He did it.

Discover how our world was made, beginning with His amazing stars. Follow the process of how Earth was formed and filled with amazing life.

God Made Animals blends science and faith in a fun way!

God Made Animals by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson

God Made Space by Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson
God Made Space
Steph Bryant and Lizzie Henderson
  • For children aged 3-5
  • This bright book explores in an interactive way the universe and how it was made
  • A great resource for curious children, Sunday Schools and rainy days

God has given us lots of clues about how He made space. This is how we think He did it.

Discover how the wonders of the universe were made, beginning with a huge explosion. Follow the process of how stars, asteroids, comets, moons and planets were formed.

God Made Space blends science and faith in a fun way!

Where Do I Come From?

2. Where Do I Come From? by Bob Hartman

  • For children aged 5-7
  • This fun book answers big questions kids have about science, faith and DNA
  • Bob Hartman makes understanding DNA fun and puts it in a faith context

Looking at the building blocks of what makes you you, Where Do I Come From by Bob Hartman explores DNA and being made by God.

Celebrate how you are created by God through the clever set of instructions, DNA, and how this connects you with the big family of living things through God’s imaginative and creative plan. Trace the passing on of DNA, starting from you back to the beginning of God’s creation of the universe. Discover and wonder at your place in the world, and reflect on the responsibility of looking after God’s creation. 

With additional information by the Faraday Institute about Science and the Bible for parents to open up discussion.


3. The Curious Science Quest series by multi-award winning author Julia Golding

The Curious Science Quest by Julia Golding
The Curious Science Quest by Julia Golding

Cave Discovery by Julia Golding

When Did We Start Asking Questions?

Cave Discovery by Julia Golding
Cave Discovery
Julia Golding
  • For children aged 7-11
  • A fun, faith-friendly introduction to big questions of history
  • Great for encouraging budding scientists

Part of the inspiring Curious Science Quest series that makes learning about history fun!

Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest to discover where we came from.

Step into Harriet and Milton’s time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery. Written by Julia Golding, multi-award winning children’s author.

Greek Adventure by Julia Golding

Who Were The First Scientists?

  • For ages 7-11
  • This fun book travels back to meet the very first scientific
  • Great for encouraging your very own budding scientists

Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together.

On this adventure Harriet and Milton are investigating who the first scientists were. Step into Harriet and Milton’s time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery – become a Mesopotamian stargazer, cast your vote in ‘Greece has Scientific Talent’, and meet Pythagoras!

Rocky Road to Galileo by Julia Golding

What Is Our Place In The Solar System?

  • For ages 7-11
  • This book is a fun, faith-friendly introduction to big, scientific questions
  • A great look at Galileo and where we sit in the Solar System

Helping you foster and grow a child’s love of all things scientific, this fun book explores Galileo’s discoveries in the field of astronomy.

Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together.

Victorian Voyages by Julia Golding

Where Do We Come From?

  • For 7-11s
  • Award winning author, Julia Golding provides a new insight to the Victorian era
  • History fans will be captivated by this adventure quest

Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together.

Modern Flights by Julia Golding

Where Next?

  • For 7-11s
  • Julia Golding takes kids on an exploration of outer space
  • A fun look at science, space and astronauts

Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together.

Take to the skies in this adventure and zoom off into space , exploring the scientific discoveries of the technological age. Step into Harriet and Milton’s time machine, bring some snacks, and enjoy this curious quest of discovery.

Hunt With Newton by Julia Golding

What are the Secrets of the Universe?

  • For ages 7-11
  • This book is a fun, faith-friendly introduction to big, scientific questions
  • A great look at Newton, physics, and scientific history in a fun way

Helping you foster and grow a child’s love of all things scientific, this fun book explores Isaac Newton’s discoveries in the field of physics.

Join Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat on a time-travelling quest of discovery, unravelling scientific exploration and religious beliefs and how they fit together.

Check out the entire Curious Science Quest series here.

Crackle and Pop Bible Science Experiments Hanna Holwerda

4. Crackle and Pop by Hanna Holwerda

Crackle and Pop
Crackle and Pop
Hannah Holwerda

Create an explosion after reading a Bible story!

Discover a fun, practical way to encourage children to engage with the Bible and the good news of Jesus with more than 100 lively science and technology activities. For each experiment there are clear explanations, questions to think about, extra information as well as details of the related stories from the Bible to make memorable connections. 

The experiments are suitable to do at home, at school, at a party, or in a church group. Useful tips help to make the activities easy and safe to set up with everyday materials and equipment.

5. Science Geek Sam and His Secret Logbook by Cees Dekker and Corien Oranje

  • For children aged 9-12
  • For kids full of question about all things scientific
  • This super secret logbook is ideal for young investigations into creation and learning about the world around them

Bring out your kid’s inner-scientist with these fun and faith-affirming science lessons for children.

Meet Sam, science geek extraordinaire, and have an exclusive peek at his top secret logbook. When a meteorite crashes into Sam’s school bike shed, his class have a LOT of questions about space, the universe, and life on earth. But can they believe in God AND the Big Bang? They make some cool discoveries that show them that, surprisingly, the answer is a clear yes.

A fact-filled and thought-provoking story that will make you chuckle.

6. The Curious Crime by Julia Golding

Is curiosity a crime? Ree discovers the unfairness of being a girl in a male-dominated scientific world, where alternative ideas are swiftly squashed.

Enter a fantasy island where Phil the dodo and other unusual wild animals roam corridors, great halls and an underground network of passages of a magnificent museum and science academy. Prevented from following her creative passion as a stonemason, Ree is confined to cleaning the halls at night as a maid. But then the murders start happening…

A determined scholar Henri and strong-willed Ree join forces to solve the mysteries and prove their innocence.

Check out all our books on science for children here.

 

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Our Best Children’s Christmas Books!

Our Best Children's Christmas Books

We’ve begun our advent countdown here at Lion Hudson and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Are you seeking the perfect Christmas gift for your grandchild, young son or daughter, or baby? Or, perhaps, you’re looking for a book to teach your child about the true story of Christmas? Look no further! From beautifully illustrated picture books to interactive activity books, we have the perfect gift for your loved ones this Christmas!

We’ve only been able to choose a few of our Christmas books below, so be sure to take a look at all of our wonderful Children’s Christmas titles here.

Happy browsing!

The Gift of Christmas by Mary Joslin

The Gift of Christmas The Boy Who Blessed the World by Mary Joslin
The Gift of Christmas Mary Joslin
  • For children age 3-6
  • This beautifully illustrated book shares the story of the nativity
  • Children will delight in the good news of Christmas

This charming picture book with delightful illustrations will captivate young children with the story of the very first Christmas.

Share the story at the heart of Christmas in this beautifully illustrated retelling – the story of Mary and Joseph, shepherds and angels, wise men following a star, a humble stable, and a special newborn baby cradled in a manger.

The Jesse Tree: An Advent Activity Book by Richard Littledale and Deborah Lock

The Jesse Tree An Advent Activity Book by Richard Littledale and Deborah Lock
The Jesse Tree
Richard Littledale and Deborah Lock
  • An Advent activity book for children
  • This activity book offers children a unique approach to remember the family tree of Jesus
  • A memorable way to count down the days until Christmas

Learn all about the family tree of Jesus with this interactive activity book to celebrate Advent!

The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus, introducing children to people of the Bible through the Old Testament in anticipation for his coming. Decorate a tree branch or Christmas tree with 24 easy-to-make symbols and read short stories about who each symbol represents. Templates for the symbols and Bible references are provided along with a message about the meaning of each symbol.

Create an Advent calendar with a difference for children and all the family to enjoy.

Watch Richard Littledale talk about The Jesse Tree below.

The Jesse Tree
Geraldine McCaughrean

The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean and Bee Willey

The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Jesse Tree
Geraldine McCaughrean
  • For children aged 7-9
  • This beautiful storybook features a sensitive story about the transforming power of love
  • Children will be captivated by this stunning book

A story told with engaging clarity and skill, The Jesse Tree is a story of creation, faith, and sharing God’s word. Now available in a new paperback edition.

The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, Geraldine has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

The Newborn King by Sarah J. Dodd, Raffaella Ligi

The Newborn King by Sarah J. Dodd and Raffaella Ligi
The Newborn King
Sarah J. Dodd, Raffaella Ligi
  • For children aged 3-5
  • An engaging retelling of the first Christmas
  • A great stocking stuffer or Sunday school gift

Sincere retelling of the Nativity, beautifully illustrated in Alison Jay’s unique style, bursting with new details to share.

In this book see the story of the birth of Jesus interpreted in her own unique style, using vignettes, borders and full page art to accompany a sincere retelling of the Nativity. There are many intriguing people, animals and landscapes to look at along the way, bursting with new details to find with a young child, as you share the story of that special night.

Baby Jesus by Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe

Baby Jesus Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe
Baby Jesus
Lois Rock and Alex Ayliffe
  • For children aged 2-4
  • This BIG book is ideal for shared reading.

Derived from the award-winning My Very First Bible, this well-known Bible story is presented in simple words and illustrated with child-friendly paper collage illustrations.

Notes are included for parents and teachers putting the story in context and giving ideas for discussion. The story is written in full on the back cover to help show the illustrations at the same time as reading to a large group.

How to Draw Nativity: Step-by-Step with Steve Smallman by Steve Smallman

  • For children aged 6-9
  • A fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing Bible characters and animals from the nativity story
  • Includes a handy sketch pad so children can draw their own nativity scenes

Have fun with this fantastic step-by-step guide to drawing Bible characters and animals from the nativity story. Based on expert illustrator Steve Smallman’s drawing workshops, it is fully illustrated and comes with a handy sketch pad to draw your own!

The Lion Nativity Colouring Book by Antonia Jackson and Felicity French

The Lion Nativity Colouring Book by Antonia Jackson and Felicity French
The Lion Nativity Colouring Book
Antonia Jackson and Felicity French
  • For children aged 7-9
  • This colouring book is intricate and inspiring
  • The nativity is presented in beautiful images to be coloured in

Bring the nativity to life and colour with this delicate and detailed colouring book of the most important birth ever.

Join the colouring craze and add a splash of colour to the story of Christmas with these beautiful and intricate black and white line drawings, just waiting for your creative input! Follow the Nativity scene by scene until you have a stunning masterpiece – your own personalised picture book.

Christmas! Fun Things to Make and Do by Christina Goodings

Christmas! Fun Things to Make and Do Christina Goodings
Christmas! Fun Things to Make and Do
Christina Goodings
  • For children aged 5-7
  • Prepare for Christmas and keep children occupied in the holidays with 50 fun crafts!

Why just read the Christmas story when you can make it?

Gather up the glue, collect your cardboard, pick up your pens and pencils, secure you safety scissors, and get making!

With 50 different activities and crafts you can make in the run up to the Christmas period, including decorations, scenes from the Nativity story, Christmas cards and many more, you have have the most hands-on Christmas ever!

Simply laid out with illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every craft that children from ages 5 upwards will love to make, and stick, and colour with.

For more wonderful children’s Christmas books and activities, check out all our Children’s Christmas titles here.

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Celebrate Advent with The Jesse Tree

Celebrate Advent with The Jesse Tree

It’s the first day of Advent and what better way to journey through Advent than with two of our inspirational books that celebrate the Jesse Tree!

Learn all about the family tree of Jesus with The Jesse Tree: An Advent Activity Book, and create an Advent calendar with a difference for children and all the family to enjoy.

We also have Geraldine McCaughrean’s The Jesse Tree, an evocative retelling of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

The Jesse Tree: An Advent Activity Book by Richard Littledale and Deborah Lock

The Jesse Tree An Advent Activity Book by Richard Littledale and Deborah Lock
The Jesse Tree
Richard Littledale and Deborah Lock
  • An Advent activity book for children
  • This activity book offers children a unique approach to remember the family tree of Jesus
  • A memorable way to count down the days until Christmas

Learn all about the family tree of Jesus with this interactive activity book to celebrate Advent!

The Jesse Tree represents the family tree of Jesus, introducing children to people of the Bible through the Old Testament in anticipation for his coming. Decorate a tree branch or Christmas tree with 24 easy-to-make symbols and read short stories about who each symbol represents. Templates for the symbols and Bible references are provided along with a message about the meaning of each symbol.

Create an Advent calendar with a difference for children and all the family to enjoy.

Watch Richard Littledale talk about The Jesse Tree below.

The Jesse Tree
Geraldine McCaughrean

The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean and Bee Willey

The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean
The Jesse Tree
Geraldine McCaughrean
  • For 7-9s
  • This beautiful storybook features a sensitive story about the transforming power of love
  • Children will be captivated by this stunning book

A story told with engaging clarity and skill, The Jesse Tree is a story of creation, faith, and sharing God’s word. Now available in a new paperback edition.

The inspiration for this book was the tradition of carved Jesse trees and stained glass windows used in medieval times to tell people Bible stories. Using her skills as a storyteller and her love of the Bible, Geraldine has written a compelling story about the creation of a modern-day Jesse tree. She weaves evocative retellings of selected Bible stories with a sensitive contemporary story about the transforming power of love.

For more wonderful children’s Christmas books and activities, check out Our Best Children’s Christmas Books blog post here.