catholic reading book

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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That Easter Sunday

Author: Nadishka Aloysius Illustrator: Iaz Abdul Cader Publisher: Self Published Ages 8 – 11. Parental or Teacher Guidance Recommended.  This review is published on Easter Sunday, 2021, two years after the bombing of three Christian churches and two motels in Sri Lanka. Two hundred and ninety-five people lost their lives.  This story for children is …

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Search for the Hidden Garden; A Discovery with Saint Therese

Author: Sherry Weaver Smith Illustrated: Rebecca Thornburgh Published: Pauline Books Age Range: 7 – 12   Quite simply – I LOVED THIS BOOK.  What a delightfully written and crafted story.  This is one of two books in the Pauline series “Friends of the Saints”.  In this book, Saint Therese of Lisieux is fifteen years old …

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The Chime Travelers: The Secret of the Shamrock

Author: Lisa M. Hendey Illustrator: Jenn Bower Age Range: 6 – 10 Publisher: Servant (an imprint of Franciscan Media) What a fun and engaging way to learn all about Saint Patrick. The Chime Travelers is a series of five books in which the two main characters travel back in time to meet our most beloved …

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