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Ashes, Visible and Invisible: Lenten journey from Catholic Teen Books

Authors: Leslea Wahl, Cynthia T.Toney, Marie Keiser, Carolyn Astfalk, Amanda Lauer, Ellen Gable, Corinna Turner, Antony B. Kolenc, T.M.Gaouette, Theresa Linden. Cover Art: Corinna Turner Edited: Cynthia T. Toney Publisher: Catholic Teen Books Age Range: 13 and up. ‘Ashes’, the latest compilation of stories from CatholicTeenBooks.com provides teen readers with plenty to think about.  This […]

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The Haunted Cathedral: exciting Catholic mystery

Author: Antony Barone Kolenc Publisher: Loyola Press Age Range: 11 – 14 years   This beautifully produced book by Loyola Press is the second in the Harwood Mysteries, which is a three-part series. The book feels like an ancient artefact itself with echoes of a leather bound, ornately decorated tome from the past. Not only

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Olivia and the Little Way: Gorgeous middle school story

Author: Nancy Carabio Belanger Illustrator: Sandra Casali LewAllen Publisher: Harvey House Publishing Age Range: 9 – 15, depending on reading ability. This is a sweet story about Olivia, who is soon to commence the fifth grade.  Olivia’s family, it seems, is to move interstate because of Dad’s work.  The good news is that Olivia will

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Freeing Tanner Rose: A Gritty and Fast Paced Catholic Story for Teens

I have read several of T.M. Gaoette’s stories and her greatest strength as an author is her real-life and sometimes gritty portrayal of young characters who are caught up in the contemporary world and battle contemporary problems. Teens will love this book but be warned: it contains drug taking, drinking alcohol to excess, teens behaving

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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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A Single Bead: A Catholic teen story about grief and loss

Author: Stephanie Engelman Publisher: Pauline Books and Media Age Range: 12 plus There are some real strengths to this book by Stephanie Engleman.  Firstly, I had tears in my eyes by the sixth page – this story is gripping and heart rending.  A family gathers on the anniversary of the death of their mother/ grandmother

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The Diaries of Joseph and Mary: Catholic Christmas Story for Children and Teens

Author: Dennis P McGeehan Publisher: Self Published Age Range: 12 and up This is a great idea.  Dennis P McGeehan has written a series of diary entries that he imagines Joseph and Mary wrote during their lifetimes.  The diary entries relate to the main events described in scripture – the annunciation, visiting Elizabeth, journey to

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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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Chasing Liberty: Exciting and Insightful novel for Catholic Teens

Author: Theresa Linden Publisher: Silver Fire Publishing Age Range: 14 + Once I’d started reading this book, I literally couldn’t put it down.  Theresa Lindon has cleverly created a dystopian world that uncomfortably resembles our own world here and now. As I write this review, millions of Australians are in coronavirus lockdown with enforced curfews

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Will Wilder and the Lost Staff of Wonders: Adventure novel for Catholic Kids

Author: Raymond Arroyo Publisher: Penguin Random House, Yearling Books Age Range: 10 – 14 This is Book Two in the Will Wilder series, and it is another thrilling adventure that will keep you reading and turning the pages.  I found the first book in the Will Wilder series to be so packed full of excitement

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