Biblical

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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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 Ten Commandments, Catholic ABC and The Invisible World

Author: Hong Phuoc Nguyen (Thien-An Nguyen) Illustrator: Hong Phuoc Nguyen (Christy Huang) Publisher: Alsa International Age Range: 0 – 3   Today I’m reviewing three more beautiful board books by Dr Hong Phuoc Nguyen.  These three board books are bright, sturdy and fun to read.  Children will love having conversations with you as you flick …

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A Mouse and A Miracle: Bright and Original Catholic Annunciation Story for Children

Author: Cathy Gilmore Illustrator: Jean Schoonover-Egolf Publisher: Perpetual Light Publishing Age Range: 3 – 7 Cathy Gilmore and Jean Schoonover-Egolf have combined their remarkable talents to produce Tiny Virtue Heroes. This is a series of books for children that explore Christian virtues. Each book features an animal character who represents a particular virtue.  In this …

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A is for Angel The Alphabet in Sacred Art

Author: Adrienne, Katie and Jaimee Keogler Publisher: Get creative 6, an imprint of Mixed Media Resources. Age Range: 3  – 7 This is one of those brilliant Catholic books that I wish I could buy for thousands of children to hold and gaze at. The premise is simple – an ABC book that features beautiful …

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The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. Book 1: The Beginning

Author: M. J. Thomas Illustrator: Graham Howells Publisher: Worthy Kids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Age Range: 6 – 10 I wasn’t sure about reviewing this book because the author is not Catholic.  But I decided to include this one simply because it’s such a great book, and there isn’t anything specifically un-Catholic …

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Jubliee and the Legend of the Donkey’s Cross And The Easter Storybook.

Title: Jubilee and the Legend of the Donkey’s Cross Author: Holli Worthington Illustrated: July Enright Publisher: Page Publishing, NY. Age Range: 5 – 8 And Title: The Easter Storybook Author: Laura Richie Illustrated: Ian Doyle Age Range: 7 – 10 Because I’m having trouble finding authentically ‘Catholic’ Easter books for children and teens – this …

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Counting on Faith: Useful and fun Catholic counting book

Author: Maurice Prater Illustrator: Jason KoltuniakPublisher: Divine Providence PressAge Range: 3 – 6 This is a great read aloud book that follows the conventional format of a counting book. On each page Maurice Prater has chosen something numerical from scripture, e.g., the TEN commandments, or the FOUR writers of the gospels. This is such a …

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I Am God’s Storyteller: such a great Catholic book

Author: Lisa Hendey Illustrator: Eric Carlson Age Range: baby to about 10 -11 Publisher: Paraclete Press My favourite story books are the ones that you can read to the whole family.  This gorgeous book by the brilliant Lisa Hendey will be enjoyed by all children regardless of their age or level of understanding. What is …

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