Choosing our favorite children’s books of 2014 is a bit like being asked to choose which of your children is your favorite… How can you pick just one?
So we didn’t!
That’s right, we’ve compiled ten of our favorite children’s books from this year in hopes that you’ll find the perfect gem that’s just right for your little ones this Christmas.
Our Favorite Children’s Books of 2014
1. The Jesus Storybook Bible Animated DVDs
The multiple award-winning Jesus Storybook Bible, written by Sally Lloyd-Jones and illustrated by Jago, now comes to life as short animated videos. Narrated by British actor David Suchet, each of the four volumes contain over an hours worth of Bible stories sure to entertain and educate your children.
2. The Christmas Story for Children
Follow the events of Jesus’ birth as you read this lovely picture book written by Max Lucado with Randy Frazee and Karen Hill and illustrated by Fausto. Young readers as well as their parents will appreciate the beautiful words and artwork that convey the message that we are loved and cherished.
3. The Legend of St. Nicholas
A new addition to the bestselling Legend Series by award-winning author Dandi Daley mackall. Bright, festive artwork accompanies the text in this gentle Christmas book introduces the original St. Nicholas and tells why we give gifts in remembrance of the greatest gift of all.
4. Peace on Earth, A Christmas Collection
Mary Engelbreit’s Peace on Earth: A Christmas Collection rings in the holiday with classic Christmas carols, the story of Jesus’ birth, and beloved poems that celebrate the season with her beloved and engaging illustrations. This is a feast for the ears AND eyes alike!
5. Legend of the Candy Cane
Even the youngest child can now discover an inspiring story of hope that reveals the Christian symbolism of a favorite Christmas candy – the candy cane. Warm, lavish illustrations bring to life a a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas – for many Christmases to come.
6. Song of the Stars
The Song of the Stars, written by best-selling author Sally Lloyd-Jones, is a Christmas book that explores the joy and excitement and celebration in all of creation at the coming of Jesus. This inspirational book also contains beautiful paintings by Alison Joy.
7. The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas
In The Berenstain Bears Get Ready for Christmas, the Bear cubs search for their collection of beautiful Christmas figures for their Nativity scene. Thirteen fun lift-the-flaps reveal the many places that Mama has hidden these family bearlooms.
8. The Very First Christmas
Children will learn the story of Christ’s birth and the reason we celebrate Christmas. Featuring The Beginner’s Bible vibrant art and a value price, this book will delight children as they learn about their Savior, Jesus Christ.
9. The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Moonbeam Award Gold Medal Winner in the religion category, The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible.The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation-and at the center of their Story too.
10. The Beginner’s Bible Collector’s Edition
Introduce preschool children to the stories and characters of the Bible with this best-loved Bible storybook, now available in a Collector’s Edition. The Beginner’s Bible Collector’s Edition includes a copy of the storybook Bible, an enhanced audio recording on 2 CDs, a DVD with animated story videos for each of the 94 Bible stories, packaged in a slipcase box perfect for gift-giving.
Is there a favorite children’s book you remember receiving for Christmas as a child?