Month: September 2022

The Three Roses: Book Two in The Adventures of Jamie and Bella

Author: Father Olivier Bonnewijn Illustrator: Amanda Wanert Publisher: Magnificat : Ingnatius Age Range: 7 – 10 The Three Roses didn’t disappoint.  This is a simple story about Bella and her prayer life.  We follow Bella as she graciously plays with her younger sister, and then settles down to her daily prayers.  Bella prepares her special …

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An Extraordinary Friend: Great Quality Catholic Children’s Story

Author: Father Olivier Bonnewijn Illustrator: Amandine Wanert Publisher: Magnificat-Ignatius Age Range: 7 – 10 depending on reading ability I haven’t seen this Catholic children’s series before.  Probably because it was originally published in another language, and this is the English translation version.  Father Olivier Bonnewijn is a Catholic priest born and raised in Belgium.  He …

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Lair of Illusion: Book Two Douglings Adventures

Author: Carissa Douglas Illustrator: Carissa Douglas Publisher: Sceptor Age Range: 8 – 14/15 I loved the first book in this series so much that I eagerly anticipated this second novel, Lair of Illusion.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  Once again, Carissa Douglass has based the characters of this large, homeschooling family on her own children. In …

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