Picture books

A Mouse and A Miracle

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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Candle’s Great Feast

Author: Kristina Lahr Illustrator: Virginia de la Lastra Publisher: Luminare Press Age Range: 3 – 7 Kristina Lahr reportedly received inspiration for this story while sitting in Adoration, gazing at the Monstrance.  It is a sweet story that children will enjoy – the story of a forgotten candle who sits at the back of a …

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Catholic Shapes, Catholic Opposites and Catholic 123

Author: Hong Phuoc Nguyen Publisher: self-published Illustrator: Hong Phuoc Nguyen Age Range: 0 – 4   Doctor Hong Phuoc Nguyen was frustrated about the lack of Catholic oriented books for her little ones, and so she decided to do something about it!  And now we have these wonderful board books written and illustrated by Doctor …

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I’m a Saint in the Making

Author: Lisa Hendey Illustrator: Katie Broussard Publisher: Paraclete Press Age Range: 3 – 8   The wonderful Lisa Hendey has written another winner here. I’m a Saint in the Making is a bright and entertaining picture book that is packed full of information and ideas.  Each time I read through this book, I discover something …

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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: 4  – 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 …

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The Hungry Kitten’s Tale

Author: Elizabeth Fust Illustrations: Mary MacArthur Publisher: Rivershore Books Age Range: 4 – 7   I love any story that features a cute kitten. Elizabeth Fust has produced a real winner here – The Hungry Kitten’s Tale tells the story of how Jesus miraculously fed the multitude with five loaves and two fishes. Told from …

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Our Lady’s Picture Book

Author: Anthony DeStefano Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova Publisher: Sophia Institute Press Age Range: 3 – 12 Following on from Our Lady’s Wardrobe, Anthony DeStefano has now authored this second beautiful hardcover picture book about Our Lady. This gorgeous book will show children that Our Lady has been featured in many significant art works, and that each …

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The Clown of God

  Author: Tomie DePaola Illustrator: Tomie DePaola Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books Age Range: 4 – 8   Originally published in 1978, this picture book is different to most.  Tomie DePaola has enjoyed a loyal following of readers for decades.  Reviewers of his work speak of DePaola’s care and attention to detail and the authentic …

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Max and Benedict

Author: Jeanne Perego Illustrator: Donata Dal Molin Casagrande Published: St Pauls Publications (Australia and New Zealand, Ignatius Press elsewhere) Age Range: 6 -12 This is a gentle book – a picture book that is not so much a story, as the daily observations of Pope Benedict from the point of view of a blue rock-thrush. …

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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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