Catholic children's story

Bella’s Beautiful Miracle: A Guided Journey

Author: Kimberley Novak Publisher: Trilogy Christian Publishing Age Range: 8 – 80 years Kimberley Novak is clearly a devoted and inspired Catholic woman who gives thanks to a Jesuit Retreat Center and Ignation Spirituality Centre in her Acknowledgements. She has obviously spent a great deal of time thinking, creating, praying about and crafting this story. […]

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An Extraordinary Friend: Great Quality Catholic Children’s Story

Author: Father Olivier Bonnewijn Illustrator: Amandine Wanert Publisher: Magnificat-Ignatius Age Range: 7 – 10 depending on reading ability I haven’t seen this Catholic children’s series before.  Probably because it was originally published in another language, and this is the English translation version.  Father Olivier Bonnewijn is a Catholic priest born and raised in Belgium.  He

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Mystic Informant: Catholic Supernatural Fantasy

Author: Carissa Douglas Illustrator: Carissa Douglas Publisher: Sceptor Age Range: 9 – 14 I loved this story.  From the very start I recognized this book as the type I absolutely love.  All of the winning elements are present – finding a mysterious old key, a secret tunnel, a spirit guide and a cracking adventure!  I

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Braving the Storm: Exciting and Informative Catholic story

Author: Sister Maria Grace Dateno Illustrator: Paul Cunningham Publisher: Pauline Press Age Range: 6 – 10 This is the second book in the Gospel Time Trekkers series, written by Sister Maria Grace Dateno.  Once again, we travel back in time with siblings Hannah, Caleb and Noah to learn about some of the significant events in

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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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The Breastplate of Righteousness: Clever and amusing Catholic children’s story

 Illustrator: Theresa Linden Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing Age Range: 8 – 12 This is the second book in Theresa Linden’s Armor of God series.  Read my review of the first book in the series HERE.  The stories of this series were inspired by a Biblical passage (Ephesians 6: 13-17) in which Paul describes the Armor

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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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The Treasure With a Face: Catholic hero’s journey

Author: Janeen Zaio Publisher: Perpetual Light Publishing Age Range: 9 – 13 This is the classic tale of the hero’s journey.  Twelve-year-old Eli is sent on a dangerous journey to deliver a precious mirror to a wealthy customer.  Along the way he manages to overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges and ultimately finds his true self 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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