catholic children's book

The King of the Golden City: Classic Catholic Tale

Author: Mother Mary Loyola, updated by Lisa Bergman from the French version by Marie De Chateau-Verdun. Illustrator: Felix Jobbe-Duval from the French version. First Published: 1921 by P.J. Kennedy and Sons This version published: 2017 by St Augustine Academy Press Age Range: 7 – 12 This book was written by Mother Mary Loyola one hundred …

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Listening for God: Clever Catholic children’s book

Author: Katie Warner Illustrator: Amy Rodriguez Publisher: Tan Age Range: 2 – 8 years.   Katie Warner is a Catholic children’s author and home-schooling mom. In Listening for God, she has taken a passage from 1 Kings (19:11-12) and recreated it for children.  In the passage, the prophet Elijah recounts how he was listening for …

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With Two She Flew: enchanting Catholic children’s story

Author: Catherine Bodega Publisher: Park End Books Age Range: 7 and up – older students can engage with this story too. This little book was such a surprise. It is a lyrical and beautiful story about a young girl who helps hide away three refugee children who are threatened with deportation. The most interesting and …

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Sisters of the Last Straw: The Case of The Missing Novice

Author: Karen Kelly Boyce Illustrator: Sue Ann Gioulis Publisher: KFR Communications, Illinois Age Range: 8 and up Here is another fun-loving addition to The Sisters of the Last Straw series of books.  These short and entertaining books are comical and easy to read.  Each of the books stands alone but reading the first book in …

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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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The Last Straw: problematic Christmas Story from a Catholic Perspective

Author: Fredrick H. Thury Illustrated: Vlasta van Kampen Published: Charlesbridge Age Range: 4 – 8 I had a range of responses to this Christmas story of Hoshmakaka, the camel, who carries gifts to “a new baby king” in Bethlehem.  There are some really great elements to this picture book, but also a few things that …

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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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Anything But Groovy : Catholic Teen Book set in 1974

Author: Amanda Lauer Publisher: Full Quiver Publishing Age Range: 10 -14 I never get tired of reading time travel stories.  Amanda Lauer took me down memory lane with this story of twelve-year-old Morgan who is transported back in time to 1974 and finds herself in her mother’s body, living her mother’s life. Following a bump …

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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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