Buzzin’ About Cousins: Inspiring Catholic Story

Author: Cathy Gilmore Illustrator: Jean Schoonover-Egolf Published: Perpertual Light Publishing Age Range: 3 – 7 This bright little picture book is the latest release from The Virtue Heroes series.  In it, children are intorduced to the story of John the Baptist and Jesus.  Beginning with the Visitation, Mary and her cousin Elizabeth embrace and express …

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Joseph’s Donkey: sweetly sad Catholic story book

Author: Anthony DeStefano Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova Publisher: Sophia Institute Press Age Range: 3 – 7 Joseph’s Donkey is another glorious production from Sophia Institute Press.  This beautiful picture book tells the story of the Holy Family, focusing on Saint Joseph and his faithful donkey.  Children will learn about the main events of Jesus life such …

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Sisters of the Last Straw: The Case of the Christmas Tree Capers

Author: Karen Kelly Boyce Illustrator: Sue Anderson Gioulis Age: 6 – 12 Book Number Five in this wonderful series of books is all about Christmas.  In fact this book is my favourite 2022 Christmas book of the year for teens and children. I’ve read a few of the Sisters of the Last Straw series, and …

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This Christmas Light : Gentle and Interesting Christmas Story

Author: Claudia Cangilla McAdam Illustrator: Igor Kovyar Publisher: Sophia Institute Press Age Range: 3 – 7 The Christmas Light is another beautiful picture book from Sophia Institute Press that tells the story of the birth of Jesus from the point of view of a young girl whose father owns the stable in which Jesus is …

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Christmas Begins with Christ: a welcome Christmas book

Author: Gina Kirkland Illustrated: Marissa Napolitano Publisher: Gina Kirkland Age Range: 4 – 7 Gina Kirkland was inspired to write and produce this lovely Christmas picture book.  Taking the theme of God’s love, she shows children how love can be spread around in the most simple of ways.  Carollers spread the love of God by …

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You Are Loved: Wholesome Family Values

Author: Charlotte Grossetete Illustrator: Maureen Poignonec Publisher: Magnificat.Ignatius Age Range: 3 – 6 years Originally published in French, this English version of You are Loved is a beautiful and gentle picture book that many families will cherish and enjoy for many years. There is something very special about holding a quality book in your hands.  …

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Take it to the Queen: Not my favourite Catholic children’s book

  Author: Josephine Nobisso Illustrator: Katalin Szegedi Publisher: Ginger Bread House Age Range: 6 – 10   I read Josephine Nobissa’s wonderful story, The Weight of a Mass, awhile ago and always intended to read Take it to the Queen.  Unfortunately, I’m one of the few reviewers around who was disappointed with Take it to …

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