Prayer

Sister Aloysius Gets Ready for the First Day of School

Author: Linda Etchison Illustrator: Denise Plumlee-Tadlock Publisher: Self published Age Range: 3 – 7 years   There are currently four books in the Sister Aloysius series.  Linda Etchison and Denise Plumlee-Tadlock have produced a delightful series of stories about a young nun, Sister Aloysius.  In Sister Aloysius Gets Ready for the First Day of School, …

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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 …

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Blessed Mother Mary, the Rosary, and You. A Guided Journal

Author: Rosanne Pallini-Verlezza Illustrator: Rosanne Pallini-Verlezza Publisher: Self Published, printed by Blurb. Ages: 7 – 14 This book is a little different from most that I review.  This is not a ‘story’ as much as an activity book which teaches children about the Rosary. On the other hand, there are many stories from the Gospels …

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Rosa, Sola

Author: Carmela A. Martino Publisher: Arquilla Press Range Age: 11 + (parental guidance required) Read this book and weep. The subject of death, grief and loss is rarely explored in books for children and teens.  It’s a challenging subject.  But Rosa, Sola is a special book. It will capture your heart and then break it.  …

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