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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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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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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 Silent Shepherd: Catholic children’s story about Christmas

Author: Patricia Moore Illustrations: Doriano Strologo Self-Published Age Range: 3 – 6 This is a short little book of 22 pages that tells the story of young Aaron and his father who meet baby Jesus when He is born in Bethlehem.  Patricia Moore has provided a simple story that is targeted towards young children. Young …

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Wisdom Finds a Way: An uplifting Virtue Heroes Christmas Story

Author: Cathy Gilmore Illustrator: Jeanie Egolf Publisher: Perpetual Light Publishing Age Range: 3 – 8 Continuing the Tiny Virtue Heroes series, we meet Amel the Camel in this latest book from Cathy Gilmore and Jeanie Egolf.  Amel introduces us to his owner, the wise King Balthazar who is heading off to follow a bright star …

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Give this one a miss: The Christmas Baby: Not a Catholic Christmas Story

Author: Marion Dane Bauer Illustrator: Richard Cowdrey Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books Age Range: 3 -7 This is a beautiful book to hold and read, but unfortunately there are some major problems with it from a Catholic perspective. Most Christian reviewers have not liked it, and I can see why.  I’ll include it here among …

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Best Catholic Christmas Book: The Spider Who Saved Christmas

Author: Raymond Arroyo Illustrator: Randy Gallegos Published: Sophia Institute Press Age Range: 3 – 7 This Christmas picture book is an absolute pleasure to hold and read.  Raymond Arroyo, famous EWTN presenter and author of the Will Wilder series, has written an amazing tale that is set during The Holy Family’s journey to Egypt.  Sophia …

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The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Book Seven, The King is Born. Catholic Children’s Christmas Stories.

Author: M.J.Thomas Publisher: Worthy Kids (Hachette Book Group) Age Range: 6 – 9 This book is part of an entertaining series of books that follow the adventures of Peter and Mary, who travel back in time and visit different Bible stories. This is only the second book I have read from the series, and I …

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