Saints

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 …

I’m a Saint in the Making Read More »

Divine Mercy for Children: A guided tour of the museum of mercy.

Author: Vinny Flynn with Brian Kennelly. Published: Tan Books Age Range: 8 – 14   I had mixed feelings about reviewing this book.  It is not really a “story” as such.  The book endeavours to explain Divine Mercy for children.  It is loosely held together by the notion that a narrator is guiding two children …

Divine Mercy for Children: A guided tour of the museum of mercy. Read More »

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. Book 1: The Beginning

Author: M. J. Thomas Illustrator: Graham Howells Publisher: Worthy Kids, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc. Age Range: 6 – 10 I wasn’t sure about reviewing this book because the author is not Catholic.  But I decided to include this one simply because it’s such a great book, and there isn’t anything specifically un-Catholic …

The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls. Book 1: The Beginning Read More »

Finnian

Author: Philip Kosloski Artist: Michael LaVoy Published: Voyage Age Range: Parental discretion: 10 +   I bought the first four books of Finnian bound together in one volume.  The premise of the story is based on a real-life, but strange natural phenomenon – seven mountains which form an almost perfect straight line across the globe from …

Finnian Read More »

Brilliant! 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathmeticians and Supersmart People

Author: David Michael Warren Illustrator: Jaclyn Warren Published: Pauline Books and Word on Fire Institute Age Range: 7-11   It’s always such a pleasure to hold a beautifully produced hardcover book in your hands. Brilliant! Is an important book that I wholeheartedly recommend that you buy for your students, children or grandchildren.  Dispelling myths that …

Brilliant! 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathmeticians and Supersmart People Read More »

Miraculous! Catholic Mysteries for Kids

Author: Kathryn Griffin Swegart Front cover art: John Folley Publisher: Self Published Age Range: 8 and up. This user-friendly little book is just what teachers and homeschoolers need!  Kathryn Griffin Swegart has presented the stories of four saints and seven miracles in short story form.  Each chapter is only two or three pages long and …

Miraculous! Catholic Mysteries for Kids Read More »

Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

Author: Raymond Arroyo Illustrator: Antonio Javier Caparo Age Range: 10 and up. It was only after reading this book for the second time that I truly appreciated how much is going on.  Raymond Arroyo is a master storyteller, and I was so wrapped up in the story the first time I read it, that I …

Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls Read More »

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 …

Search for the Hidden Garden; A Discovery with Saint Therese Read More »

The Boy Who Knew

Title:  The Boy Who Knew Author: Corinna Turner Publisher: Zephyr Publishing Age Range: 10 and up. This is an impressive book about a modern-day saint.  Well, actually at the time of writing, Blessed Carlo Acutis is not yet a saint, but he has recently been beatified. Corinna Turner has written this book from the point …

The Boy Who Knew Read More »

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 …

The Chime Travelers: The Secret of the Shamrock Read More »

%d bloggers like this: