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Our Top 12 Children's Books for 2015

Our Top 12 Children's Books for 2015

It’s that time of year again – time for our annual Christmas Gift Guide for Kids! The most important gift you can give your children is a loving relationship with Christ. And the second most important gift, we might say, is a love of words and reading! Here is a gift guide of some of our favorite new children’s books that have come out in 2015 that will encourage your kids’ educational and spiritual growth and teach them important lessons about God’s love! ~FaithGateway Family


1. Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones

The Berenstain Bears Storybook Bible for Little Ones is perfect for young children. Now little ones have a board book edition designed just for them, with simple text, bright art, and a padded cover. This cute and durable edition provides an overview of the Bible with ten stories from the Old and New Testaments that follow the Bear family as they explore Scripture. Learn more…


2. Goodnight, Manger

Mama, Papa, and all of the animals work together to shepherd Baby into peaceful dreams under the twinkling stars. With sweet, rhyming text Goodnight, Manger offers a unique twist on the classic manger tale, deftly weaving together the comforting and familiar routines of bedtime with the special magic and wonder of the manger story. Learn more…


3. The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids

The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids includes 365 devotions that tie to the themes and ideas found in the bestselling The Purpose Driven Life. Written at a third to fourth grade level, each devotional includes a Scripture, short message, and prayer or thought for the day to help kids discover who they are in God’s eyes. Capturing the hearts of the new generation means ensuring they know their purpose and grow up confident of their value in God and their relationship to Christ. Learn more…


4. May the Faith Be With You

Life in the Spirit isn’t about cushioned pews and easy living—it’s about adventure, risk, daring, and the pursuit of wisdom. It’s about letting the awesome power of God work through you to do things you never thought possible. In this brand-new 180-day devotional, you’ll learn the highest, truest, and most rewarding way to a life of wisdom, apprenticing with the Ultimate Master himself—Jesus Christ. May the Faith Be With You will give you a devotional experience that’s out of this world. Learn more…


5. Thankful

Eileen Spinelli, combines charming rhymes and whimsical illustrations to convey the importance of being thankful for everyday blessings. Like the gardener thankful for every green sprout, and the fireman, for putting the fire out, readers are encouraged to be thankful for the many blessings they find in their lives. Spinelli exhibits her endearing storytelling with this engaging poem, reminding children how blessed and special they are. Learn more…


6. The Plans I Have for You

The Plans I Have for You combines playful rhyming text written by bestselling author Amy Parker with whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Vanessa Brantley-Newton to inspire readers of all ages to dream about their future. This book encourages children to think about the talents that make them special and imagine how God may use our unique traits to make the world a better place. Learn more…


7. God’s Good News Bible Storybook

This will be a timeless classic for parents and grandparents to give a new generation of children the Good News. God’s Good News Bible Storybook is a collection of over 60 favorite Bible stories—including Noah, Joseph, Moses, David, Jesus, and the disciples—and each is equipped with a takeaway that will help children focus on God’s Word, apply it to their lives, and begin walking with God and sharing the Good News from an early age. Learn more…


8. Lucado Treasury of Bedtime Prayers

This collection of classic prayers, as well as brand-new prayers by Max and Denalyn Lucado, will help parents who make prayer a daily part of their children’s lives. This collection of prayers offers parents a resource to teach children how to talk to God. This collection includes classic prayers that have been updated for today’s young readers, introductory stories for each section, as well as twenty new prayers for little ones. Children will find it easier to learn to pray with examples showing that prayer is a dialogue with God for all times. Learn more…


9. Win or Lose, I Love You!

Competition can bring out the worst in us, but it can also be an opportunity to learn impactful life lessons. Join Lulu and Max as they help their animal friends in the Field Day contests determine who will be the leader of Lulu’s forest. They will help the animals navigate the ups and downs of the day, and show your child that their value is tied to who they are, not how they play! Learn more…


10. Parable Treasury

Bestselling favorite Parable books bring fun throughout the year in this new four books in one format. This adorable compilation, Parable Treasury, allows families to get all their favorite stories in one value-packed book including: The Pumpkin Patch Parable, The Pine Tree Parable, The Parable of the Lily, and The Sunflower Parable. Learn more…


11. Duck Commander Devotions for Kids

With the Robertson clan’s flair for down-home wisdom and their wholesome family values, this devotional reveals the heart and faith of this much-loved family from A&E’s hit show Duck Dynasty. Each devotion contains a brief message, an anecdotal story from America’s favorite family, a passage from Scripture, a prayer, and a Duck Commander in Action. Duck Commander Devotions for Kids is certain to inspire little ones in their faith journey. Learn more…

12. Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Deluxe Edition

Children will love reading and listening to favorite Bible stories and devotions, written from Jesus’ heart to their hearts. Jesus Calling® Bible Storybook Deluxe Edition includes devotions written to help kids understand that Jesus loves them so, so much. Parents and children will love reading stories from Bible and seeing God’s exciting plan unfold. Learn more…

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Your Turn

Which one is your favorite children’s book from 2015? We want to hear from you!