Favorite Summer Reading Picks for Kids


Jul 1st

Here are some of our favorite summer reads for kids. Click here to find out how you can redeem a free book through our Lifeway Summer Reading Program!

For the babies

The Great Farmapalooza


It’s never a dull day in the barnyard, and these quirky and colorful animals are having a farmapalooza to celebrate God’s love and thank Him for His creation! This fun board book pairs flaps and whimsical illustrations with fun-to-read rhymes that will have kids mooing and quacking along with the farm’s crazy cast of characters.


One Big Story: Jesus’ Miracles, In the Beginning, and David and the Giant

The Bible is one big story made up of lots of adventures. Check out these newest board books from One Big Story!

For the kids

ColorFull: Celebrating the Colors God Gave Us

Imani and Kayla are the best of friends who are learning to celebrate their different skin colors. As they look around them at the amazing colors in nature, they can see that their skin is another example of God’s creativity! This joyful story takes a new approach to discussing race: instead of being colorblind, we can choose to celebrate each color God gave us and be colorFULL instead.

Don’t miss out on the ColorFull Journal & Activity Book – a free PDF download for you and your family!

Gracie’s Garden (coming July 14 – preorder now!)

Come play in the garden with Gracie! Join the garden tea party with her sister Sarah, taste tomatoes right off the vine with her crunchy munchy brother Joshua, and plant seeds! Some seeds, though, don’t grow fast enough for Joshua. He wants to munch on tomatoes NOW. What will he do while he waits on those tiny tomato seeds to grow? Step into the garden to find out! Pre-buy Gracie’s Garden anywhere books are sold and click here to redeem a free activity book downloadable Activity Book here.

For middle grade readers

The Edge of Everywhen

Full of mystery and intrigue, The Edge of Everywhen story bridges the chasm between faith-based and fantasy kid-lit genres. It is a book-lover’s book, carrying the reader right into the adventure as Piper and Phoenix embark upon a life-changing journey, in search of their father and of a faith to call their own.

For teens

The Money Challenge for Teens: Prepare for College, Run from Debt, and Live Generously

Today’s teens are faced with more financial opportunities—and threats—than ever before, from summer jobs and scholarships to credit card applications and student loans. How are young people supposed to learn to avoid early pitfalls that could devastate their financial futures and instead take steps that can set them up for a future filled with security, contentment, and generosity? The Money Challenge for Teens can help.