Peter and the Big Breakfast: Bright Catholic Picture Book

Author: Andrew McDonough Illustrator: Andrew McDonough Publisher: Lost Sheep Resources Age Range: 4 – 7   This is the third book of Andrew McDonough’s that I have read and reviewed.  The three books, The Way of the Cross, Peter and the Rooster and Peter and the Big Breakfast describe the events of Easter in simple, …

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Listening for God: Clever Catholic children’s book

Author: Katie Warner Illustrator: Amy Rodriguez Publisher: Tan Age Range: 2 – 8 years.   Katie Warner is a Catholic children’s author and home-schooling mom. In Listening for God, she has taken a passage from 1 Kings (19:11-12) and recreated it for children.  In the passage, the prophet Elijah recounts how he was listening for …

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Freeing Tanner Rose: A Gritty and Fast Paced Catholic Story for Teens

I have read several of T.M. Gaoette’s stories and her greatest strength as an author is her real-life and sometimes gritty portrayal of young characters who are caught up in the contemporary world and battle contemporary problems. Teens will love this book but be warned: it contains drug taking, drinking alcohol to excess, teens behaving …

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The Easter Story: Classic Easter Picture Book

Author: Brian Wildsmith Illustrations: Brian Wildsmith Publisher: Oxford University Press Age Range: 5 – 8   This book was first published in 1993 by seasoned author and illustrator Brian Wildsmith.  It has been re-released a number of times and is considered a classic Easter book for children. The standout feature of this book is, of …

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An Easter Story: Peter and The Rooster

Author: Andrew McDonough Illustrator: Andrew McDonough Publisher: Lost Sheep Resources Age Range: 4 – 7   Another entertaining Easter story book from Australian Christian writer, Andrew McDonough.  Although Andrew McDonough is not a Catholic writer, this story book is suitable to use with Catholic children.  It is a fun and simple retelling of the story …

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The Way of the Cross

Author and Illustrator: Andrew McDonough Publisher: Lost Sheep Resources Age Range: 4 – 7 This bright picture little book by Australian author, Andrew McDonough, follows what McDonough cites as the fourteen traditional Gospel readings of Easter.  The events chosen do not follow the fourteen stations of the cross found in Catholic churches.   So, you can …

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The Breastplate of Righteousness: Clever and amusing Catholic children’s story

 Illustrator: Theresa Linden Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing Age Range: 8 – 12 This is the second book in Theresa Linden’s Armor of God series.  Read my review of the first book in the series HERE.  The stories of this series were inspired by a Biblical passage (Ephesians 6: 13-17) in which Paul describes the Armor …

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Chime Travelers: The Sign of the Carved Cross and The Whisper in the Ruins.

Title: The Sign of the Carved Cross Author: Lisa M. Hendey Illustrator: Jenn Bower Publisher: Servant, and imprint of Franciscan Media  Age Range: 8 – 13 I enjoyed this story aimed at the 7 –   10 years age group.  Young readers will relate to our main character’s problem:  she’s being rude to the new girl …

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With Two She Flew: enchanting Catholic children’s story

Author: Catherine Bodega Publisher: Park End Books Age Range: 7 and up – older students can engage with this story too. This little book was such a surprise. It is a lyrical and beautiful story about a young girl who helps hide away three refugee children who are threatened with deportation. The most interesting and …

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