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1200 E I-35 Frontage Rd,
Edmond, OK 73034


Recommended Reading for Parents and Kids

Hillside Kids Staff Resource Suggestions

Book Title or Resource                                               Author or Publisher
Remember the Ten Commandments: easy as 1, 2, 3  Burrows, Stephen E.
The Armor of God  Evans, Tony
Parenting in the Pew Castleman, Robbie
Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart   Greear, J.D.
Wise Words for Moms Hubbard, Ginger
My ABC Bible Verses: Hiding God’s Word in Little Hearts Hunt, Susan
Big Truths for Little Kids Hunt, Susan and Richie
Quick Scripture Reference for Counseling Kruis, John G.
The Jesus Storybook Bible Lloyd-Jones, Sally
My 1st Book of Questions and Answers Mackenzie, Carine
“Don’t Make Me Count to Three!” Plowman, Ginger
The Armor of God Rose Publishing
A Practical Guide to Culture Stonestreet, John & Kunkle, Brett
Shepherding a Child’s Heart Tripp, Tedd
Instructing a Child’s Heart Tripp, Tedd and Margy

Selecting a Bible for Kids

There is more to choosing a Bible than picking a cool cover.  

Bible Recommendations by Age Group

  • Pre-School ? Select a translation that parents can read for young children (NIrV or NCV).
  • Children (K-5th) ? Select a version that is ?cool? with features that will motivate kids to read it.
  • Middle School ? Some teens are ready for ESV or NASB and desire study or reference features.
  • High School ? More likely to want devotional Bibles and study Bibles with more information.

Types of Bibles

With the variety of Bible types available today, consider which model fits your child?s need:

  • Reference Bibles ? Contain a cross-reference system, to refer the reader to related verses.
  • Study Bibles ? Provide helpful info about biblical people, places, times and specific Bible passages. Includes maps, charts, introductions, outlines, and concordances. Great for study.
  • Thinline Bibles ? A smaller version of a reference Bible. Not too thick to carry or pack easily.
  • Personal-Size Bibles ? Very small size with minimal extra info. Great for carrying around.
  • Devotional Bibles ? Includes daily reading plans with devotional thoughts (for boys or girls).

Bible Translations

A number of excellent Bible translations have been produced in the past several decades.  There is not a standard recommendation for any age, but the following may prove helpful.

  • NIrV ? A translation for children. Recommended for parents to read aloud to little ones.
  • NCV ? Good for kids as they begin reading the Bible on their own.
  • NLT ? Easy to read. Translated phrase-by-phrase. Great for devotional reading. 
  • NIV ? Easy to read and memorize. Very popular. Clear, but not wordy. Not as good for study. 
  • HCSB This is our top choice of translations, and the one we use on the weekends.
  • ESV and NASB ? are the preferred translations of our church Elders, because of the word-for-word translation style. Requires a stronger reading ability for children. Great for Bible study.

Additional Notes about Bibles & Covers

For kids of any age, it is often a good idea to include your child in picking out a Bible that has the features and cover style that they like. They will be more likely to read and study a model that they find attractive. Use the info above to help guide your child in their search.