Month: December 2021

Wisdom Finds a Way: An uplifting Virtue Heroes Christmas Story

Author: Cathy Gilmore Illustrator: Jeanie Egolf Publisher: Perpetual Light Publishing Age Range: 3 – 8 Continuing the Tiny Virtue Heroes series, we meet Amel the Camel in this latest book from Cathy Gilmore and Jeanie Egolf.  Amel introduces us to his owner, the wise King Balthazar who is heading off to follow a bright star …

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Give this one a miss: The Christmas Baby: Not a Catholic Christmas Story

Author: Marion Dane Bauer Illustrator: Richard Cowdrey Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books Age Range: 3 -7 This is a beautiful book to hold and read, but unfortunately there are some major problems with it from a Catholic perspective. Most Christian reviewers have not liked it, and I can see why.  I’ll include it here among …

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Best Catholic Christmas Book: The Spider Who Saved Christmas

Author: Raymond Arroyo Illustrator: Randy Gallegos Published: Sophia Institute Press Age Range: 3 – 7 This Christmas picture book is an absolute pleasure to hold and read.  Raymond Arroyo, famous EWTN presenter and author of the Will Wilder series, has written an amazing tale that is set during The Holy Family’s journey to Egypt.  Sophia …

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Not Catholic, Not Recommended: The Promise and the Light.

Author: Katy Morgan Publisher: The Good Book Company Age Range: 10 – 16 years The premise of this book attracted me – a retelling of the story of Christmas from the perspectives of Mary, Joseph and Zechariah. Each chapter is written as a diary entry from the perspective of one or another of these three …

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The Diaries of Joseph and Mary: Catholic Christmas Story for Children and Teens

Author: Dennis P McGeehan Publisher: Self Published Age Range: 12 and up This is a great idea.  Dennis P McGeehan has written a series of diary entries that he imagines Joseph and Mary wrote during their lifetimes.  The diary entries relate to the main events described in scripture – the annunciation, visiting Elizabeth, journey to …

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The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Seven, The King is Born. Catholic Children’s Christmas Stories.

Author: M.J.Thomas Publisher: Worthy Kids (Hachette Book Group) Age Range: 6 – 9 This book is part of an entertaining series of books that follow the adventures of Peter and Mary, who travel back in time and visit different Bible stories. This is only the second book I have read from the series, and I …

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