Australia: Bibles For Bubs


The Bibles for Bubs project introduces children to the Bible from a very young age by providing their parents with age-appropriate Bibles and resources in the first five years of their life. The project enables families to engage with the Bible and encourages them to develop a family Bible reading practice.


Reading aloud to children is one of the most rewarding and beneficial activities an adult can choose to do. A survey conducted by Australian publisher Scholastic showed that, across all ages, the overwhelming majority of children (86%) say they loved being read books aloud at home. The top reason children say they enjoy being read aloud to is because it’s a special time with their parents. Parents are encouraged to read to their children for at least 10 minutes a day. And what better book to read to children than the Bible?

Bibles For Bubs began in 2018 to celebrate Bible Society’s bicentenary. It is now in its sixth year and has become much bigger than anyone expected! The project helps enable parents to teach their young children the wonder of Opening The Bible and hearing God’s stories.


  • Over 13,700 children have Opened The Bible throughout the course of this program (2018-2023)
  • 2,183 CEV Big Rescue Bibles were distributed to children turning 5 years old in 2023
  • 1,600 new sign ups to the program in 2023

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