catholic homeschool book

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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Lair of Illusion: Book Two Douglings Adventures

Author: Carissa Douglas Illustrator: Carissa Douglas Publisher: Sceptor Age Range: 8 – 14/15 I loved the first book in this series so much that I eagerly anticipated this second novel, Lair of Illusion.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  Once again, Carissa Douglass has based the characters of this large, homeschooling family on her own children. In …

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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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Treasures Visible and Invisible: brilliant Catholic teen book.

Authors: Theresa Linden, Susan Peek, Antony B. Kolenc, Amanda Lauer, Carolyn Astfalk, Leslea Wahl, T.M.Gauette, Corinna Turner. Publisher: CatholicTeenBooks.com Age Range: 11 and up Oh my goodness!  What a treasure this volume of short stories is. A while ago, I reviewed the first volume of short stories – Secrets: Visible and Invisible, which was produced …

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7 Riddles to Nowhere: Puzzles and Fast Paced Mystery for Catholic Middle School

Title: 7 Riddles to Nowhere Author: A.J.Cattapan Publisher: Vinspire Publishing Age Range: 11 – 14 Young readers in this age group love riddles and puzzles.  And Amy Cattapan has brilliantly used riddles and puzzles to engage readers in this entertaining and interesting story about 12-year-old Kam who has to solve seven riddles in order to …

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I’m a Saint in the Making

Author: Lisa Hendey Illustrator: Katie Broussard Publisher: Paraclete Press Age Range: 3 – 8 The wonderful Lisa Hendey has written another winner here. I’m a Saint in the Making is a bright and entertaining picture book that is packed full of information and ideas.  Each time I read through this book, I discover something new …

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A is for Angel The Alphabet in Sacred Art

Author: Adrienne, Katie and Jaimee Keogler Publisher: Get creative 6, an imprint of Mixed Media Resources. Age Range: 3  – 7 This is one of those brilliant Catholic books that I wish I could buy for thousands of children to hold and gaze at. The premise is simple – an ABC book that features beautiful …

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