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Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen Who Chose To Serve

By Alison Mitchell, illustrated by Emma Randall
from 23 reviews

Inspiring children’s biography of Queen Elizabeth II highlighting the Christian faith that underpinned her remarkable reign.

Part of the Do Great Things For God series.

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Princess Elizabeth never expected to be Queen. But when she was ten, her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated and everything changed… Her father took over as King, but after 15 years on the throne, he died. So when she was just 25 years old, Elizabeth was crowned Queen and became the longest-serving monarch in British history.

This inspiring children’s biography of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) chronicles key moments in her life. It also highlights her Christian faith, in particular what she has said in her Christmas Day speeches.

Young children will learn more about the incredible life and faith of Britain’s longest-serving monarch and they will be inspired about the great things they can do for God.

Suitable for children aged 4-7.

Full colour, full size illustrations are available to download for FREE so that you can read the story while showing the pictures on screen. Perfect for school assemblies. An assembly plan written by The Bible Society is also available as well as worksheets for 4-7 and 8-11 year olds. They can all be found under the Free Extras section below.

Written by Alison Mitchell, who has authored many children’s books, including the award-winning The One O’Clock Miracle, and Jesus and The Lions' Den. Illustrated by Emma Randall whose previous works include Diary of a Disciple: Luke's Story.

Video used with kind permission from Gochatter Videos— a Christian media ministry that equips churches with quality video content. Download your copy at Gochatter.

This series shows young children how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things by exploring the lives of Christian women who did great things for God.

Product details


  • Queen Elizabeth II: Illustrated Biography
    Further notes about the queen for adults and older children


Age range: 4+
Contributors Alison Mitchell, Emma Randall
ISBN 9781784987527
Format Hardback
First published May 2022
Dimensions 195mm x 240mm x 7.2mm
Weight 0.25 kg
Language English
Pages 24
Publisher The Good Book Company

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Alistair Begg

Bible Teacher, Truth For Life; Senior Pastor, Parkside Church, Cleveland; Author, Pray Big and A Christian Manifesto

There is only one person that the Queen addresses as "Your Majesty", and in this wonderful book we discover who that is and why she does that.

Bob Hartman

Author, Rhyming Bible and The Lion Storytelling Bible

A lovely, concise celebration of Queen Elizabeth and her faith!

Linda Allcock

Author, Deeper Still

Packed full of fun facts, fascinating snippets of history and deeply moving extracts from the queen’s speeches, this book manages to be both inspirational and informative. The extraordinary courage God gave Queen Elizabeth II to point a nation to Christ through her words and actions clearly demonstrates that the heart of the monarch is in the hands of God.

Customer reviews

16 Apr 2024

“A wonderful tribute to Queen Elizabeth II”

This beautifully written biography picture book is about the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022). Princess Elizabeth never expected to be Queen. She loved animals, played with her father’s corgis, and rode her shetland pony, Peggy. However, when she turned 10, King Edward VII abdicated, and her father was crowned King. At age 18, Princess Elizabeth joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service and trained to become a driver and mechanic to serve her country in WWII. At just 25 years old, Elizabeth was crowned Queen after her father, King George IV, died. Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving monarch in British history. She lived a life of service. Queen Elizabeth II is a wonderful role model for our children as she served her country with her eyes on Christ.

As a girl mom, I want to introduce my girls to women like Queen Elizabeth II, who served Christ with humility and devotion. Queen Elizabeth serves as a remarkable role model, encouraging our girls to serve God faithfully.

If you are looking for biographies, I highly recommend the "Do Great Things for God" series. A series that focuses on how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

3 Mar 2024

“We love this series!”

The Do Great Things for God series is one of our favorites! I love that these books teach about faithful women of God, they don’t have any sort of feminist agenda and they give my girls faithful godly women to look up to. My daughter (6 yrs old) LOVES anything about princesses or queens, so she begged for this book. This book follows Queen Elizabeth through the years from her childhood throughout her reign. When the story came to her coronation it said that she was given the Crown Jewels to wear, but that she was also given a Bible, “the most valuable thing that this world affords.” The book includes quotes from her Christmas messages through the years that were filled with her faith! Queen Elizabeth was an amazing and dedicated woman of faith, this book is a great introduction to her life and faith.

Im so thankful for this book series that has introduced my girls to so many women of faith! 💞

“Pray for me…that I may faithfully serve God and you, all the days of my life.” Queen Elizabeth II (Christmas message 1952)

10 Feb 2024

“Highlights the faith of a leader”

I love this series for highlighting many different types of service to God, from missionaries to standing strong in war to serving for the greater good. And that is the story that is told of Queen Elizabeth II. Giving a concise bio of her life and the circumstances that led to her taking the throne, kids are introduced to a woman who spent her entire life in service to another - something every follower of Christ is called to do, from the highest monarchy to the lowest servant.

15 Aug 2023

“Inspiring Story”

I love reading this book to my 2 year old, and she loves it! She will pick it out from her book basket and ask to read the "Queen book." I am so thankful for this series as a positive alternative to Disney princesses.

20 Jul 2023

“Women Who Lived for God”

I am excited to give 7 of these books to my granddaughter for her birthday. They show how these women lived their lives for Jesus and were lights to the world they were called.

13 Jan 2023

“Granddaughter loves it”

Our 8-yr-old granddaughter is an avid reader. She loves this book.

6 Dec 2022

“Very good”

The book I purchased for my great neice is very good for children as a remembrance of our dear queen . It shows how much she respected the bible and depended on the Lord , who was her saviour and counsellor.

3 Nov 2022

“Very happy”

Very happy with books.

9 Jul 2022


Suitable for children under 8. Gives an information review of the Queen’s life and her Christian faith.

4 Jul 2022

“Great experience”

Have not ordered many books online. Found the good book a great experience. Easy to follow website. Easy payment options and fast delivery.

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