Ages 7 – 12

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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Mystic Informant: Catholic Supernatural Fantasy

Author: Carissa Douglas Illustrator: Carissa Douglas Publisher: Sceptor Age Range: 9 – 14 I loved this story.  From the very start I recognized this book as the type I absolutely love.  All of the winning elements are present – finding a mysterious old key, a secret tunnel, a spirit guide and a cracking adventure!  I …

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Braving the Storm: Exciting and Informative Catholic story

Author: Sister Maria Grace Dateno Illustrator: Paul Cunningham Publisher: Pauline Press Age Range: 6 – 10 This is the second book in the Gospel Time Trekkers series, written by Sister Maria Grace Dateno.  Once again, we travel back in time with siblings Hannah, Caleb and Noah to learn about some of the significant events in …

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The Adventures of Nick and Sam Books 1 and 2

Author: Paul McCusker Illustrator: Robert Dunn Publisher: Augustine Institute Age Range: 6 – 10 Author, Paul McCusker, has written a series of books about twins named Nick and Sam who are presented as typical kids in a relatively happy family.  While brother and sister have adventures and learn lessons along the way, McCusker uses the …

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The King of the Golden City: Classic Catholic Tale

Author: Mother Mary Loyola, updated by Lisa Bergman from the French version by Marie De Chateau-Verdun. Illustrator: Felix Jobbe-Duval from the French version. First Published: 1921 by P.J. Kennedy and Sons This version published: 2017 by St Augustine Academy Press Age Range: 7 – 12 This book was written by Mother Mary Loyola one hundred …

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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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The Treasure With a Face: Catholic hero’s journey

Author: Janeen Zaio Publisher: Perpetual Light Publishing Age Range: 9 – 13 This is the classic tale of the hero’s journey.  Twelve-year-old Eli is sent on a dangerous journey to deliver a precious mirror to a wealthy customer.  Along the way he manages to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and ultimately finds his true self and …

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