Christian Non-Fiction · Quattro's Corner: Reviews From A Middle Schooler's POV

A Kid’s Review of the NIV Kids’ Visual Study (Plus Mom’s Two Cents)

kidsstudybibleThe NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible, for ages 8–12, brings the Bible to life in four-color illustrated splendor. This study Bible includes a spectacular full-color interior featuring over 700 illustrations, photos, infographics, and maps on every page that visually represent key Bible information. Each page also features important facts located near the relevant verse. Intriguing facts, colorful, engaging maps, photographs, and illustrations make this a Bible they’ll want to explore.

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My Thoughts

I am reviewing the NIV Kids’ Visual Study Bible. This is a study bible with over 700 full color pictures and study notes in margins that help kids fully understand the bible. This bible has an index, informative pictures, and maps. Every book is introduced with seven key questions which give you a summary of who, what, when, where, and why it happened. The study notes helped me understand more of what happened. I liked the facts that tell you more about the book like how many lessons Jesus taught. I really enjoyed the tables over the other informative pictures because the tables compare and contrast key ideas. The drawbacks are that the print is small and the pages are thin—resulting in ghosting. There are bigger margins for handwritten notes, but this results in smaller text. Overall this is a really good Bible, but I question its durability.


JrBloggerAbout the Reviewer

Quattro began reading before his 2nd birthday and reading remains his favorite pastime. Currently in the 6th grade, he is a staff reporter for his school’s newspaper.  He is considering working in publishing when he grows up.


Mom’s two cents…

I wanted to allow Quattro a chance to review this Bible because he falls in the publisher’s target age range (8-12). The NIV Kids’ Visual Bible is similar to the Quickview Bible (Zondervan, 2012) we already own. We laid the two side by side for a comparison and found that in addition an expanded number of graphics (360 vs 700+), the NIV Kids’ Visual Bible also differs in format (single column), note taking margins, and chapter introductions. I couldn’t locate the font size from the publisher, but I perceive it to be smaller than our Quickview Bible’s 9 point font or perhaps it’s just not a bold. Either way, it’s little! If your family already owns a Quickview Bible, there are not enough differences to warrant purchasing another Bible so similar. Yet if you do not, The NIV Kids’ Visual Bible eye-catching layout and graphics will capture your child’s attention as well as the adult’s next to them in the pew. 🙂


We received a complimentary copy of this novel through the BookLook Blogger program. This review is our honest opinion, and we were not required to write a positive review.




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