The Ten Commandments : Books for Children

The 10 Commandments were given to Moses by God thousands of years ago, yet these moral and religious principles are relevant for modern life.

These Commandments can said to be the crux of the Holy Bible. It is a very good idea to make the kids familiar with these important guidelines early on their life and help them realize how important they are in living an upright Christian life.

Let us check out some books on The 10 Commandments for Kids, Teens, and Young Adults. Suggestions and feedback are welcome, as always.

Small kids

Books on the 10 Commandments for Children between 4 and 8 years of age, Recommended for Pre-k, Kindergarten and early elementary school.

Kid’s Ten Commandments Church Curriculum Leader’s Guide

Nice guide for parents and teachers who would like to make the kids familiar with the 10 Commandments. This book offers creative material, crafts, and games that’ll make learning fun and enjoyable.

Recommended For : Children between 4 and 8 years of age.

Living the 10 Commandments for Children

This book does a great job of explaining the 10 Commandments in a language and style which can be easily understood by young children. Beautiful illustrations add to the beauty of the book. Nice aid to help kick start the Spiritual journey of your child.

Recommended For : Children between 4 and 8 years of age.

The Ten Commandments for Little Ones

Easy to understand language, engaging illustrations, and clear descriptions are the strengths of this book for kids. The author Allia Zobel Nolan does a superb job of making the Ten Commandments understandable and applicable to children.

Recommended For : Children between 4 and 8 years of age.

The Ten Commands from God’s Own Hands

With cool and funny rhyme and lovely illustrations, Phil Smouse demonstrates the meaning of the Ten Commandments in a way that kids are sure to remember. Each Commandment is accompanied by a story – don’t kids just love stories? This enjoyable book makes sure the kids will remember the 10 Commandments.

Recommended For : Children between 4 and 8 years of age.

Now I Know The Ten Commandments

Vibrant illustrations invite the young minds to explore the ten commandments. This book is a fun and entertaining way of teaching children the Ten Commandments. Pull up a comfy chair and join Sally on this fun filled ride through the Ten Commandments.

Recommended For : Children between 4 and 8 years of age.

I asked readers of a previous version of this page whether they thought the 10 commandments are still relevant today. Overwhelmingly they said: YES! (82%)10-commandments-relevance


Books on the 10 Commandments for Children between 9 and 12 years of age

I Want to Know About the Ten Commandments

A wonderful book which has fascinating facts, activities, and puzzles, and is packed with full-color photos, cartoons, and graphics! A complete entertainment package for children. It lets them explore the 10 Holy Commandments through various angles. Certainly an inspiring read.

Recommended For : Children between 9 and 12 years of age.

The 10 Commandments – Made Simple

  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. Do not take the name of the Lord in vain.
  3. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.
  4. Honor your father and mother.
  5. You shall not kill/murder.
  6. You shall not commit adultery.
  7. You shall not steal.
  8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  9. You shall not want your neighbor’s wife.
  10. You shall not want anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Teenagers and young adults

Books on the 10 Commandments for Christian Teens and Young Adults

How Jesus Transforms The Ten Commandments

How Jesus Transforms The Ten Commandments takes a critical look at how Jesus alters the 10 Commandments given by Moses in the Old Testament. Each of the 10 Commandments is dealt with individually in the book. A nice read for all individuals interested in Theology and Bible History.

Recommended For : Christian Teenagers and Young Adults.

As you can see: readers overwhelmingly feel that the belief in only One God is the most important of the 10 commandments.

A reader says: 

I’m happy that Jesus summarized them down to 2. Much easier to remember 2 rather than 10. Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. Those two pretty well cover it.

Another says:

I was brought up in an adulterous household with devastating consequences- but the one good thing is that I grew up to be monogamous to the core in my marriage. The ten commandments are just as important today as they ever were. Thanks for doing this lens about them- I never learned them as a child- probably because my folks were unable to teach them. They now have happy monogamous second marriages though, thought I should include that -:)