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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Perilous Days

Author: Kathryn Griffin Swegart Cover Illustration: John Folley Publisher: Self Published. Ages: 10 -14.   Although this book is aimed at a younger readership – I have to admit that I really loved it!  The story is unusual, engaging, fast paced and enjoyable. I have no doubt that readers much younger than myself will love …

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The Night Before My First Communion.

Author: Natasha Wing Illustrator: Amy Wummer Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ages: 4 – 7   I enjoyed this little picture book far more than I thought I would!  For years the only Catholic Children’s books I’ve seen on the shelves of Catholic Book Stores have been about the sacraments …

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Molly McBride and the Purple Habit.

Author: Jean Schoonover-Egolf Illustrator: Jean Schoonover-Egolf Age Range: 3 – 8 years. Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (first thee books) and Perpetual Light Publishing (fourth book). The very talented Jeanie Egolf has produced a cute series of books about little Molly McBride.  Molly is five years old and she isn’t having a very good day when …

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