Miracles

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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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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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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Treasures Visible and Invisible: brilliant Catholic teen book.

Authors: Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Antony B. Kolenc, Amanda Lauer, Carolyn Astfalk, Leslea Wahl, T.M.Gauette, Corinna Turner. Publisher: CatholicTeenBooks.com Age Range: 11 and up Oh my goodness!  What a treasure this volume of short stories is. A while ago, I reviewed the first volume of short stories – Secrets: Visible and Invisible, which was produced …

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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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Divine Mercy for Children: A guided tour of the museum of mercy.

Author: Vinny Flynn with Brian Kennelly. Published: Tan Books Age Range: 8 – 14 I had mixed feelings about reviewing this book.  It is not really a “story” as such.  The book endeavours to explain Divine Mercy for children.  It is loosely held together by the notion that a narrator is guiding two children through …

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The Weight of A Mass: A Tale of Faith

Author: Josephine Nobisso Illustrator: Katalin Szegedi Publisher: Gingerbread House Year: 2002 Age Range: 5 – 10 The fact that this beautiful picture book is still available nineteen years after its first publication is testament to the fact that it is a very good book indeed. I have read reviews from people who loved this book …

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Our Lady’s Wardrobe – Beautiful quality picture book

Author: Anthony DeStefano Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova Age Range: 3 – 8 Publisher: Sophia Institute Press This has to be the most beautiful children’s book I have ever had the pleasure to hold in my hands. Sophia Institute Press has produced a glorious hardback picture book which tells children how Our Lady used to be a …

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