Ages 0 – 6

Catholic Shapes, Catholic Opposites and Catholic 123

Author: Hong Phuoc Nguyen Publisher: self-published Illustrator: Hong Phuoc Nguyen Age Range: 0 – 4   Doctor Hong Phuoc Nguyen was frustrated about the lack of Catholic oriented books for her little ones, and so she decided to do something about it!  And now we have these wonderful board books written and illustrated by Doctor …

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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 …

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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: 4  – 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 …

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Our Lady’s Wardrobe

Author: Anthony DeStefano Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova Age Range: 3 – 8 Publisher: Sophia Institute Press This has to be the most beautiful children’s book I have ever had the pleasure to hold in my hands. Sophia Institute Press has produced a glorious hardback picture book which tells children how Our Lady used to be a …

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The Easter Story: Little Golden Books

Author: Jean Miller Illustrator: Jerry Smath Publisher: Little Golden Books, Penguin Random House Age Range: 3 – 6 This is another non-denominational story book that describes the events of Easter.  It is not specifically Catholic, however it does describe the Last Supper with Jesus’ words quoted directly from scripture. The book mentions ‘crucifixion’ but does …

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The First Easter and The First Easter Day

Title: The First Easter Author: Jesslyn DeBoar Illustrator: David Clar Publisher: Zonderkidz Ages: 0 – 3   And   Title: The First Easter Day Author: Jill Roman Lord Illustrator: Kimberley Barnes Publisher: Worthy Kids, Hatchett Book Group. Ages : 0 – 3 Today, I’m reviewing two board books with similar titles:  The First Easter and …

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Make Room: A Child’s Guide to Lent and Easter

Author: Laura Alary Illustrated: Ann Boyajian Publisher: Paraclete Press Age Range: 4 – 7 From the opening page of this beautiful book I was entranced.  The lines read: “This is the season of Lent. The church is dressed in purple.” What impressed me most about this picture book is the poetic style of writing.  Coming …

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Counting on Faith

Author: Maurice Prater Illustrator: Jason KoltuniakPublisher: Divine Providence PressAge Range: 3 – 6 This is a great read aloud book that follows the conventional format of a counting book. On each page Maurice Prater has chosen something numerical from scripture, e.g., the TEN commandments, or the FOUR writers of the gospels. This is such a …

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Smile, God Loves You.

Author: Mark Restaino Illustrator: Ignacio Loza Coll Publisher: Self published Age Range: 0 – 6. Here’s a beautiful Christian book for the little ones. A gorgeous book to look at and hold, the story is simple and the colourful illustrations endearing. With rhyming sentences and the use of repetition, the message is straightforward – God …

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Molly McBride and the Purple Habit.

Author: Jean Schoonover-Egolf Illustrator: Jean Schoonover-Egolf Age Range: 3 – 8 years. Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (first thee books) and Perpetual Light Publishing (fourth book). The very talented Jeanie Egolf has produced a cute series of books about little Molly McBride.  Molly is five years old and she isn’t having a very good day when …

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