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ICB Bible International Children's Bible

Anglicised Bible Children Can Read & Understand [Hardback]

Average rating of4.6from (48)reviews

The perfect Bible for children - The International Children's Bible (ICB) is a full Bible translation made especially for children aged 6-12 to read and love. It also includes a dictionary, colourful maps, illustrations and British spellings and grammar.

  • For children aged 6-12

  • The simple language of the International Children's Bible (ICB) means children will read the Bible with ease

  • A great way to spark interest in God's word from a young age

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  • Published

    May 1995

  • Editor

    Donna Cooner

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ICB Bible International Children's Bible

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The International Children's Bible (ICB) gives you an authentic Bible translated from the original texts specifically for children aged 6 to 12. Unlike many 'children's Bibles' this is not an adult Bible repackaged for children. Written with British English spellings and grammar, it is a new translation that uses words and phrases the children use and understand in English that can be read and the meaning grasped by children reading for themselves.

So clear is the language of the International Children's Bible (ICB) that many adults prefer to read this version rather than those written for adults. The key to its success is the simple, direct language and plainly constructed sentences. Laid out in large easy-to-read type and in two columns - which means shorter, easy to follow lines, its short sentences and simple, modern vocabulary together with over 40 pages of maps, illustrations and a dictionary, this Bible is a delight to read for yourself or read aloud to your children.

Features Include:

  • Difficult and words expressions are replaced by easier words
  • Easy read 9 point font in short, two column lines
  • Anglicised text with British English spellings and grammar
  • Dictionary/index, explains difficult words and phrases
  • Simple footnotes explain names, customs, and phrases
  • Find-it-in-the-Bible guide
  • God's promises guide
  • List of Bible verses worth remembering
  • Pages for writing your own notes and Prayers
  • Colourful maps
  • Presentation page
  • Pages for Notes
  • Answers to 40 Fascinating Questions
  • Table of weights and measures
  • List of the miracles of Jesus
  • List of stories Jesus told
  • List of Paul's Missionary Journeys

More About the International Children

The International Children's Bible is the Bible children can read and understand. Most children don't understand adult words like "atonement," "redeem," or "oracle". Dozens of such difficult words are commonly found in the modern versions of the Bible. In this proven translation of the complete Bible, the words have been carefully selected just for children.

Reasons to buy, share and give ‘The International Children’s Bible (ICB):
• For a Bible created specifically for children ages 6-12 (not adapted from an adult text)
• For a children;s Bible with UK English spellings and grammar (not USA language)
• For simple, direct sentences and phrases that children easily read and understand
• For an ideal introduction to the Bible for children new to church
• For grown ups to share Bible reading with their children
• For home reading, school study, community children's groups and church

The underlying text of the Internationals Children’s Bible is The New Century Version (NCV) translation, widely used by creators of Bibles and Bible resources for children and teenagers. The NCV is the product of the Church of Christ affiliated World Bible Translation Centre (WBTC) in Ft. Worth, Texas.

In 1978 the Church of Christ WBTC created an easy-to-read Bible specifically for the deaf, titled the English Version for the Deaf (EVD). The EVD is primarily the work of WBTC’s Senior Translation Consultant, Ervin Bishop. In 1983, the EVD was slightly modified, repackaged and published as the best-selling International Children's Version (ICV), New Testament. In 1987, the Old Testament was also released. The ICV was revised and rewritten to a higher reading standard (grade 5) in 1987 and named the New Century Version (NCV). Ahead of the fashion among late 20th century translations, a gender-neutral version was first published in 1991, making it one of the first – if not the first, mainstream Bible to do so.

The New Century Version text, supplemented with application study notes containing advice on teenage issues, is published as "The Youth Bible". Updated in 2007, it is the bestselling youth Bible for early and mid teens. The NCV forms the basis for many specialist Bibles created for particular groups, such as ‘The Everyday Bible’ (endorsed by Billy Graham); ‘The Holy Bible: New Century Version: Traveler's Edition’, ‘The Youth Bible’; ‘Extreme Teen Bible’, ‘The Revolve; Bible’, ‘Time With God’, ‘The Answer’, ‘The Secret Kingdom Edition’ and the Bikers Bible.

Finally, the NCV was returned as a children’s in its present form: The International Children's Bible (ICB) aimed at young readers and those with low reading skills or limited vocabulary in English. It is written in an early reader style that is nondenominational, but broadly conservative and evangelical in its scriptural interpretation – just like the NIV and other popular modern English translations. – Les Ellison

The International Children's Bible (ICB) stands alone as the only totally new translation of the original Bible text - from the Greek and Hebrew language - specifically for children. Until the launch of the New Century Version (NCV) International Children's Bible, it was impossible to give children a Bible that they could read and understand for themselves from age the early reader age of 6 years. Although there are many so-called 'Children's Bibles' available, most have words and expressions that are clearly not part of the vocabulary of a typical 6-12 year-old.

The International Children's Bible is different. It is not an adult Bible with a child-like cover, nor is it an abridged version of adult text or a 'storybook' Bible. This Bible is written especially with children in mind and translated from Hebrew and Greek manuscripts and illustrated throughout. Other features include a dictionary and colourful maps and British English spellings and grammar for more natural reading. For many, it is the pick of the crop as the best available junior Bible.


  • Book Format


  • Publisher


  • Published

    May 1995

  • Editor

    Donna Cooner

  • Recommended for Ages

    from 6 years up to 12 years

  • Weight


  • Page Count


  • Dimensions

    145 x 210 x 37 mm

  • ISBN


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  • Eden Code


More Information

  • ISBN: 9780850099010

  • Publisher: Authentic

  • Release Date: May 1995

  • Weight: 804g

  • Dimensions: 145 x 210 x 37 mm

  • Eden Code: 2354


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1 month ago

Ideal gift

The ICB Children's Bible is an excellent publication. The hard covers will make it a lasting book that a child will hopefully treasure for a long time. It is attractive and the print, pictures, etc. are well designed to appeal to children. It is ideal for a church to present to youngsters in their local primary school(s) who are moving up to middle school or similar. This is what our rural church does every year. The price is affordable and the children have been delighted to receive this lovely gift. It is also ideal for grandparents to give to their grandchildren once they reach an age when they can read fairly well.

Anthony Rae

Anthony Rae


2 months ago


Ideal present for Christening. Beautiful photos and lovely font. Would definitely purchase again.

Angela Findlow

Angela Findlow


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