Even in the rather archaic King James Version, the stories in the Bible could capture my attention long enough for the grown-ups to get through the sermon. Plus, you got to read stories that were never ever going to show up in your Sunday School class.
The King James translation was very challenging to read. It was just enough like modern English to get the gist of what was going on. But old enough in style that you knew you were reading something special and different.
At some point, you may wish to purchase a Bible for a child in your life. Unless you’ve got a rabid reader, you probably don’t want to get them started with a King James Bible. Fortunately, a lot of companies are translating the Word of God in a way easier for children in every age group to understand.
Having their own Bible is a good way to introduce children to God’s Word. It will also encourage them to read it for themselves rather than depending on adults to read it to them in church.
Children's Bibles are usually audience specific and with a particular reading level in mind. This means the categories could be as narrow as "boys, age 10-13." The Bible is also available in a graphic novel version. It won't be scriptural, but is a way to introduce Bible stories to children.
Quick introduction to Bibles for Children:
My Very Own Bible (toddlers and preschoolers)
The Action Bible Study Bible – ESV
NIV Adventure Bible
NIV Revolution: The Bible for Teen Guys age 13-16
NIV True Images: The Bible for Teen Girls age 13-16
NirV Adventure Bible for Early Readers
NIV Boys Bible
Girls Life Application Study Bible NLT
NIV faithGirlz! Bible
Slimline Holy Bible NLT
(Note: There are a couple of links here, just so you can see some children's Bibles. They go to Christianbook.com. I have absolutely no connection with this site and receive no renumeration from them for visitors or purchasers.)