Death/Grief

A Single Bead: A Catholic teen story about grief and loss

Author: Stephanie Engelman Publisher: Pauline Books and Media Age Range: 12 plus There are some real strengths to this book by Stephanie Engleman.  Firstly, I had tears in my eyes by the sixth page – this story is gripping and heart rending.  A family gathers on the anniversary of the death of their mother/ grandmother …

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That Easter Sunday

Author: Nadishka Aloysius Illustrator: Iaz Abdul Cader Publisher: Self Published Ages 8 – 11. Parental or Teacher Guidance Recommended.  This review is published on Easter Sunday, 2021, two years after the bombing of three Christian churches and two motels in Sri Lanka. Two hundred and ninety-five people lost their lives.  This story for children is …

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The Boy Who Knew: A future Saint

Title:  The Boy Who Knew Author: Corinna Turner Publisher: Zephyr Publishing Age Range: 10 and up. This is an impressive book about a modern-day saint.  Well, actually at the time of writing, Blessed Carlo Acutis is not yet a saint, but he has recently been beatified. Corinna Turner has written this book from the point …

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