catholic children’s books

The Three Roses: Book Two in The Adventures of Jamie and Bella

Author: Father Olivier Bonnewijn Illustrator: Amanda Wanert Publisher: Magnificat : Ingnatius Age Range: 7 – 10 The Three Roses didn’t disappoint.  This is a simple story about Bella and her prayer life.  We follow Bella as she graciously plays with her younger sister, and then settles down to her daily prayers.  Bella prepares her special […]

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Chime Travelers: The Sign of the Carved Cross and The Whisper in the Ruins.

Title: The Sign of the Carved Cross Author: Lisa M. Hendey Illustrator: Jenn Bower Publisher: Servant, and imprint of Franciscan Media  Age Range: 8 – 13 I enjoyed this story aimed at the 7 –   10 years age group.  Young readers will relate to our main character’s problem:  she’s being rude to the new girl

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The Ten Commandments, Catholic ABC and The Invisible World

Author: Hong Phuoc Nguyen (Thien-An Nguyen) Illustrator: Hong Phuoc Nguyen (Christy Huang) Publisher: Alsa International Age Range: 0 – 3   Today I’m reviewing three more beautiful board books by Dr Hong Phuoc Nguyen.  These three board books are bright, sturdy and fun to read.  Children will love having conversations with you as you flick

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Perilous Days – Thrilling Novel for Pre-Teens

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 it

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