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Creation: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about creation?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to creation. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about creation.

Our list includes board books and picture books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

When it comes to children’s stories about creation, there are a variety of titles. This list covers everything, from classics like God Made You Special! to popular sellers like The Stuff of Stars.

We hope this list of kids books about creation can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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When God Made Light
Written by Matthew Paul Turner & illustrated by David Catrow
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

From the creators of the bestselling “When God Made You” comes a new illuminating message of a God-made light that cuts through darkness to bring vision and hope to all young readers. Full color.

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Let There Be Light
Written by Desmond Tutu & illustrated by Nancy Tillman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

"In the very beginning, God's love bubbled over when there was nothing else--no trees, no birds, no animals, no sky, no sea--only darkness."

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When God Made the World
Written by Matthew Paul Turner
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Recommend Ages: 4-7
From the author of the bestselling children's book
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The Stuff of Stars
Written by Marion Dane Bauer & illustrated by Ekua Holmes
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Before the universe was formed, before time and space existed, there was . . . nothing. But then . . . BANG! Stars caught fire and burned so long that they exploded, flinging stardust everywhere. And the ash of those stars turned into planets. Into our Earth. And into us. In a poetic text, Marion Dane Bauer takes readers from the trillionth of a second when our universe was born to the singularities that became each one of us, while vivid illustrations by Ekua Holmes capture the void before the Big Bang and the ensuing life that burst across galaxies. A seamless blend of science and art, this picture book reveals the composition of our world and beyond—and how we are all the stuff of stars.

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Thank You, God!
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Recommend Ages: 0-5

Preschoolers will enjoy pictures of God’s creation as they learn to thank him for all he has made. The delightful art and rhyming text keep little ones engaged as they develop grateful hearts.

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  • God Made You Special! - When you look in the mirror, you'll see his touch . . . 'cause God made you special, and he loves you very much!

  • God Gave Us the World - From the author and illustrator of the bestselling God Gave Us You series, a delightful tale of Little Cub discovering the beauty of diversity as she realizes the world is so much bigger than she ever imagined! <p/> Little Cub’s trip to a special museum exhibit, “Bears Around the World,” sparks a flurry of questions from the young polar bear who is just beginning to learn about life beyond her North Pole home. As Mama Bear shares with her about the different types of places that God has put the various types of bears, with their different kinds of fur and food, Little Cub begins to wonder: Why didn’t God make us all the same? <p/> With Mama’s loving guidance, Little Cub is taught to see the vastness of God’s wonderful creation; His abilities as an amazing, inventive Creator; His desire for us to care for our world, and especially the important lesson that… <p/> <b>”Every bear has a special place in God’s great, big world.”</b>

  • First Light, First Life - Combining elements of the creation story from different traditions, this narrative weaves together one complete picture of how the world began. First Light, First Life is a celebration of the many and varied peoples of the earth, of their commonalities and their differences. It is a celebration of life.

  • Piecing Earth & Sky Together - While she and her grandmother work on their embroidery, Mei Yoon listens to an old Mien tale about the creation of the earth and the sky.

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