These Christian fiction books for kids will encourage your child to pick up a book and get lost in the fabulous characters and stories.

Whether your kiddos love to read or you want to instill in them a love of reading, you’ve come to the right place because they’re bound to find a few awesome Christian fiction books on this list.

If physically reading a book isn’t their thing they can always do what I do and listen to audiobooks (snag your free Audible trial here)! My son loves to listen to audiobooks as well as read the hard copies!

I look forward to hearing which one of these books your kiddos fall in love with!

20+ Must Read Christian Fiction Books for Kids

Each book pictured is the first in the series.

I plan on keeping this list updated so please check back often for more additions.

Dead Sea squirrels book

Dead Sea Squirrels by Mike Nawroki

Reading Age: 8-9 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-3rd

From Book 1: Ten-year-old Michael and his friend Justin sneak into the Dead Sea caves near the archaeological dig where Michael’s dad is working. Michael finds two 2,000-year-old squirrels petrified in sea salt. Hijinks ensue as Michael tries to bring them back to the U. S., hidden in his backpack. What Michael thinks are just cool souvenirs may turn out to be something much more! From the creator of VeggieTales, The Dead Sea Squirrels series is humorous, fun, and filled with character-building lessons.


Glimmer Girls by Natalie grant 

Reading Age: 8-11 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-7th

Join twins Mia and Maddie and their sidekick little sister, LuLu, as they travel the country finding adventure, mystery, and sometimes mischief along the way. Together with their famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their slightly wacky nanny Miss Twist, the sisters learn lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more.


candid conversations with connie book

Candid Conversations with Connie by Karen Buchanan

Reading Age: 8-12 years old

Grade Level: 4th-6th

In this book we’re only taking questions from girls! Yep, they can ask whatever they want, and I will answer from my vast knowledge and experience. (Well . . . maybe not vast.) If I don’t know the answer, I’ll ask my friend Penny. We’ve been where you are, and we know what it’s like.

You’re not a little girl anymore, but you’re still years off from adulthood. You still like to play, but you also enjoy having long conversations with friends. You sometimes want to cuddle on your mom’s lap, and other times you wish she would just leave you alone. All that’s pretty normal, and you’ll see that from the questions we’re answering.


the prince warriors book

The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Shirer

Reading Age: 8-12 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-7th

From Book 1: As brothers, Xavier and Evan are used to battling each other. But now they’re discovering that there is a much bigger battle going on all around them. And it’s their turn to fight. The Prince Warriors is the first book in Priscilla Shirer’s epic new series that brings to life the invisible struggle ensuing in the spiritual realm. Xavier, Evan, and their friends have typical lives until they enter a mysterious land called Ahoratos. There they meet their guide, Ruwach, who offers wisdom and direction as the kids’ initial adventure begins—an adventure filled with armor and danger and a very real enemy.


best family ever by Karen Kingsbury

Baxter Family Children by Karen Kingsbury 

Reading Age: 8-11 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-7th

From Book 1: Brooke is the perfect older sister. For that reason, Kari and Ashley work hard to make their parents just as proud of them as they are of Brooke. Each girl has her own talents. Brooke is an excellent student. Kari is a great soccer player. Ashley, a talented artist. And they are always there for each other. But when the news comes that Dr. Baxter is moving the family from Ann Arbor to Bloomington, Indiana, and the Baxters need to leave the only home and friends they’ve ever known, no one is happy. Saying goodbye is hard but the family still has what’s most important—their faith and their love for each other. 



the swamp robber by Paul Hutchens

Sugar Creek Gang by Paul Hutchens

Reading Age: 7-12 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-6th

From Book 1: The Sugar Creek Gang discovers a “disguise” hidden in a old tree. Does it belong to the bank robber hiding in the swamp? A mysterious map hidden near the tree proves to be even more exciting than the disguise. Before the adventure ends, the gang encounters the robber, helps Bill Collins welcome a new baby sister, and saves the victim of a black widow spider bite. Join the gang as they learn the lesson of sowing and reaping.


the double dabble surprise by beverly lewis

Cul-de-sac Kids by Beverly Lewis

Reading Age: 6-8 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-6th

From Book 1: Abby Hunter and her little sister, Carly, can’t wait to meet their new Korean sisters. They buy “welcome home” presents to take to the airport. But the plane arrives without the Korean girls.Where are they? What could have happened? Abby and her Cul-de-sac friends on Blossom Hill Lane are in for an amazing surprise. Maybe for the surprise of their lives!


Cooper Kids Adventures by Frank Peretti

Reading Age: 8-12 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-9th

From Book 1: When teenagers Jay and Lila Cooper and their archaeologist father travel to Nepur, an uninviting land of deserts and danger, they must search to uncover the truth behind an ancient legend. Locals claim that inside a dark cavern called the Dragon’s Throat is a forbidden Door that brings certain death to anyone who tries to open it.

Armed with the knowledge that God is more powerful than any legend or curse, Jay and Lila plunge down into the Dragon’s Throat, determined to find out what awaits them on the other side of the Door. This daring tale will have you on the edge of your seat.


Secret of the Hidden Scrolls by M. J. Thomas

Reading Age: 6-9 years old

Grade Level: 1st-4th

Follow siblings Peter and Mary and their dog, Hank, as they discover ancient scrolls that transport them back to key moments in biblical history. 

From Book 1: Peter and Mary find themselves witnesses to the creation of the world just as God is speaking it into existence. Can they unlock the mystery of the scrolls before they get trapped in history forever? Children will discover the answer as the two characters ride rhinos, meet the angel Michael, and talk to a certain snake in the Garden of Eden. Riveting text and engaging illustrations bring this beloved Bible story to riotous life.


jack vs the tornado by Amanda Cleary estep

Tree Street Kids by Amanda Cleary Estep

Reading Age: 8-10 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-4th

The Tree Street Kids live on Cherry, Oak, Maple, and Pine, but their 1990s suburban neighborhood is more than just quiet, tree-lined streets. Jack, Ellison, Roger, and Ruthie face challenges and find adventures in every creek and cul-de-sac—as well as God’s great love in one small neighborhood.

From Book 1: 10-year-old Jack is shocked to discover his parents are moving from their rural homestead to the boring suburbs of Chicago. Full of energy and determination, Jack devises a plan to get himself back to his beloved farmhouse forever. Only three things stand in his way: a neighbor in need, a shocking discovery, and tornado season. Will Jack find a solution? Or is God up to something bigger than Jack can possibly imagine?



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Young Whit by Phil Lollar and Dave Arnold

Reading Age: 7-10 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-5th

From Book 1: Whit and his family (father, Harold; stepmother, Fiona; half-sister, Charlie) have just moved to Provenance, NC, in the middle of the Great Depression. Harold will be teaching at nearby Duke University. Not-quite-10-year-old Johnny soon makes a friend in Emmy, who lives across the street and joins him in his adventures. At his new school, he encounters a bully who makes his life miserable, and he makes a new friend in Huck, the custodian. Both of them play key roles in the mysteries and action.

The central mystery in book 1 involves Confederate gold missing since the end of the Civil War and the question of whether Johnny’s ancestor was the coward and thief who stole it, as everyone believes.


Missionary Girls by Dennae Wilson

Reading Age: 8-12 years old

Grade Level: 1st-6th

From Book 1: When Emily and her brother, Evan, move to their new African home, they quickly realized this wan’t England. God has called their family to an unreached people in central Tanzania. Struggling with a new culture, language and religion, Emily’s family need to rely on the Lord for each step of their journey.


Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

Reading Age: 9-12 years old

Grade Level: 4th-7th

Good and evil clash. Leinad and Cedric are determined to not only survive, but claim hope and victory! In Kingdom’s Dawn, Leinad and Tess, along with all the king’s people, must escape slavery by the powerful Lord Fairos. Kingdom’s Hopefinds them free and arriving in the Chessington Valley. But when they forget the king, will Kergon and the Kessons capture them for good?

After many years, Kingdom’s Edge finds Cedric living a hopeless life until a stranger appears with powerful words of a new kingdom and a grand army. Finally, Kingdom’s Reign marches you through the danger of earth’s last days as the evil dark knight threatens to defeat the prince once and for all. Swords, knights, and battles define these captivating tales that parallel biblical events from Genesis to Revelation!


Grace Notes by Kendra Park

Reading Age: 5-15 years old

Grade Level: Kindergarten-8th

From Book 1: Addy, Ty, Jenny and Shaun (The Grace Notes Quartet) are always up to something, something good that is! When a young boy is injured in a hayride accident, the musicians go undercover as The Good Deed Crew and plot a plan of kindness for his family. Can the friends keep the pumpkin surprise a secret? Or will their cover be blown?


opening moves by Phil Lollar

The Blackgaard Chronicles by Phil Lollar

Reading Age: 7-10 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-5th

From Book 1: An evil genius launches his attack on the heart of Odyssey. A conniving city councilman is secretly carrying out plans against John Avery Whittaker and Whit’s End. Yet Philip Glossman is only a pawn in a dark game played by the mysterious Dr. Regis Blackgaard.

Meanwhile, against Whit’s express orders, Eugene and Connie tamper with a top-secret computer room—and the destructive Applesauce program is unleashed. Can Whit counter the forces opposing him? What does Dr. Blackgaard really want?


camp club girls and the mystery at discovery lake

Camp Club Girls by Renae Brumbaugh

Reading Age: 8-12 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-6th

From Book 1: When six girls from different parts of the country end up as roommates at camp, they also join forces to find out what’s really going on beyond the crafts and Bible quizzing. Where are the strange noises coming from? And what’s the “DanGer” warning all about? “Camp Discovery” indeed! The mysteries seem as thick as the woods surrounding the cabins!


the ark, the reed, and the fire cloud by Jenny cote

The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz by Jenny L. Cote

Reading Age: 8-11 years old

Grade Level: 2th-5th

From Book 1: Max, a Scottish terrier, takes his usual morning trot down to the loch where he hears a mysterious Voice humming in the reeds saying, “Come to Me…follow the fire cloud.” He embarks on an unknown journey from Scotland, meeting other animals along the way including Liz, a brilliant, petite black cat from France. Max and Liz become the brave leaders for their group, and eventually, for the entire ark. The mysterious journey, filled with danger, humor, trials, and triumphs, leads them across Europe to the Middle East.

The moment of arrival for these animals is spectacular as the ark is miraculously transformed into the animals’ natural habitats. Throughout the previous one hundred years, Noah and family have endured ridicule from villagers while building the ark. Now this family must painfully witness the loss of lives and total destruction of the earth through the mighty flood.

After the journey to the ark, the voyage in the ark begins. Liz finds ways to keep the animals occupied, including daily exercise led by the flamingos and a talent night where the animals entertain each other with their natural abilities. But a sinister plot develops Someone is out to kill Noah and his family. Liz follows clues that lead her to discover a stowaway who has deceived them all. Max and Liz foil the plot, but at a high price. The end climaxes with unexpected twists and turns, taking the reader from despair to hope.


ten boys who made history by Irene howat

Lightkeepers Boys by Irene Howat

Reading Age: 7-12 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-6th

From Book 1: These Christian stalwarts were once young boys playing games, learning from mistakes and growing up in quite a different world. But was it that different? Irene Howat has researched the lives of these men of God and draws out lessons we can all relate to, especially youngsters today. These boys made history… Charles Spurgeon; Jonathan Edwards; Samuel Rutherford; D L Moody; Martyn Lloyd Jones; A W Tozer; John Owen; Robert Murray McCheyne; Billy Sunday; George Whitefield.


ten girls who made history by Irene howat

Lightkeepers Girls by Irene Howat

Reading Age: 7-12 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-6th

From Book 1: These Christian women were once little girls playing with dolls, making mistakes and growing up in quite a different world. But was it that different? Irene Howat has researched the lives of these famous women of God and draws out lessons we can all relate to, especially youngsters today. Featuring Ida Scudder, Betty Green, Janette Li, Mary Jane Kinnaird, Bessie Adams, Emma Dryer, Lottie Moon, Florence Nightingale, Henrietta Mears and Elizabeth Elliot.


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Beyond the Orphan Train by Arleta Richardson

Reading Age: 8-12 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-7th

With his mother dead, his father gone, and his older brothers and sisters unable to help, eight-year-old Ethan Cooper knows it’s his responsibility to keep him and his younger siblings together—even if that means going to an orphanage.

Ethan, Alice, Simon, and Will settle into the Briarlane Christian Children’s Home, where there’s plenty to eat, plenty of work, and plenty of talk about a Father who never leaves. Even so, Ethan fears losing the only family he has. How can he trust God to keep him safe when almost everything he’s known has disappeared?


in grandma's attic by arleta Richardson

Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson

Reading Age: 6-10 years old

Grade Level: 3rd-6th

A young girl delights in her grandmother’s stories of days gone by, sparked by keepsakes and simple questions, Grandma shares marvelous stories of mischief , discovery, and laughter, such as the time she accidentally lost the family buggy. These charming tales will whisk you away to another time and place. And you’ll find something worth far more than any treasure or keepsake…timeless lessons of life and faith!


voyage with the vikings by Paul McClusker and Marianne Hering

Imagination Station by Paul McClusker and Marianne Hering

Reading Age: 6-10 years old

Grade Level: 2nd-4th

From Book 1: While visiting Mr. Whittaker at Whit’s Soda Shoppe, Beth and Patrick find a mysterious letter in the Imagination Station requesting a Viking sunstone. The letter is old and says that someone named Albert will be imprisoned if the sunstone isn’t found. Mr. Whittaker sends cousins Patrick and Beth to Greenland circa 1000. On their quest for the sunstone, the cousins meet Vikings Erik the Red and Leif Eriksson—and find the sunstone as they join Leif on his first voyage to North America. But the adventure is just beginning, for when they return to Mr. Whittaker’s workshop with the sunstone, there is another note waiting for them, requesting a silver goblet.


I’d love to know which Christian fiction books are your kids favorites so that I can add them to this list!


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