Month: December 2020

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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Sisters of the Last Straw: The Case of the Haunted Chapel.

Author: Karen Kelly Boyce Illustrator: Sue Anderson Gioulis Publisher:  St Benedict Press Age Range: 9 or 10+ (parental guidance for younger readers) This is an entertaining and refreshing book filled with imperfect but likeable characters.  Some parents and teachers may not approve of some of the content.  One sister struggles with swearing, another with smoking …

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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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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 …

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