12 Prize Giving Books that Children Will Love

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Celebrating the children who attend our churches, schools and clubs is the primary reason for Prize-Giving events – but it can also be the perfect opportunity to provide fun, relevant and engaging books that encourage children to grow in faith.

For many of us it’s a once a year occasion. So finding the right book or gift is important but sometimes difficult – especially when children are new to the group or when you’re buying for two or more children in the same family. 

These are just a few recommendations that we’ve found make popular gifts and are loved by children and parents alike.  They cover a range of ages and budgets with prices starting from under £1 per book.  There are thousands of great books available but we hope this gives you a good place to start.

Ages 3-5

The Little Bible Story Book
•    Sturdy board book - great for little hands
•    Stories are told with big, bold illustrations
•    Includes 24 well known stories

Lift the Flap Bible
•    Popular lift the flap in a heavy duty board book
•    Features stories from the Old and New Testament
•    Colourful and interactive

My Very First Bible Stories Value Pack
•    This value pack contains 12 individual little books
•    Easy to read with bright illustrations 
•    Well known stories with pages just right for little hands

Ages 5-7

Stories Jesus Told
•    Beautiful watercolour illustrations from Mike Inkpen
•    8 stories taken from the parables of Jesus
•    Easy to follow stories that capture the imagination

Me too Value Pack
•    Great value, all 16 books from the Me Too series 
•    Perfect for large groups or those looking for an affordable gift
•    Great for children and parents to read together

Ages 8-10

50 Weirdest Bible stories
•    50 Bible stories retold in weird and wonderful ways
•    Full of humour and complete with cartoon illustrations  
•    Engaging and informative - great for boys

10 Girls Who Changed the World/ 10 Boys Who Changed the World
•    10 biographies of influential Christians
•    Inspirational and encouraging to engage older children
•    Great examples of God using ordinary people

ICB Children’s Bible
•    Great first full text Bible 
•    Includes colour illustration pages to help visualise the story
•    Popular gift when children move into a new class

Ages 11+

NCV Youth Bible Sunburst
•    Bestselling Youth Bible for over 10 years - now fully updated 
•    New Century Translation – easy to read and ideal for younger teens
•    Includes real-life stories and a helpful index of topical passages

•    Retells the story of Daniel in a dark and gritty way
•    Great for engaging young teens with biblical characters
•    Part of the Dark Chapters series, encouraging children to read more

Every Teenagers Little Black Book of God’s Guarantees
•    Filled with God’s guarantees 
•    Bullet points and easy to access Biblical truths
•    Part of a popular series that has sold over 100,000 copies

Chocolate Teapot: Surviving at School
•    Perfect for children who are moving up to secondary school.
•    Practical advice on how to live for Jesus at school
•    Written to engage and identify with everyday situations

No Two Groups Are The Same

No two children or groups will be the same - but the memories gained from the books you give will last them a lifetime. For these recommendations and many more books, CDs and gifts we have a dedicated Prize and Presentation gift finder that allows you to search by age and price.

If there is a book that you have found really helpful or you feel deserves a mention, we’d love to hear from you. So please, do make your comment below.

8th March

March 8th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Anna Hockley

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