Ages 6 – 10

Our Lady’s Picture Book

Author: Anthony DeStefano Illustrator: Juliana Kolesova Publisher: Sophia Institute Press Age Range: 3 – 12 Following on from Our Lady’s Wardrobe, Anthony DeStefano has now authored this second beautiful hardcover picture book about Our Lady. This gorgeous book will show children that Our Lady has been featured in many significant art works, and that each …

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Max and Benedict

Author: Jeanne Perego Illustrator: Donata Dal Molin Casagrande Published: St Pauls Publications (Australia and New Zealand, Ignatius Press elsewhere) Age Range: 6 -12 This is a gentle book – a picture book that is not so much a story, as the daily observations of Pope Benedict from the point of view of a blue rock-thrush. …

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The Weight of A Mass: A Tale of Faith

Author: Josephine Nobisso Illustrator: Katalin Szegedi Publisher: Gingerbread House Year: 2002 Age Range: 5 – 10 The fact that this beautiful picture book is still available nineteen years after its first publication is testament to the fact that it is a very good book indeed. I have read reviews from people who loved this book …

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Blessed Mother Mary, the Rosary, and You. A Guided Journal

Author: Rosanne Pallini-Verlezza Illustrator: Rosanne Pallini-Verlezza Publisher: Self Published, printed by Blurb. Ages: 7 – 14 This book is a little different from most that I review.  This is not a ‘story’ as much as an activity book which teaches children about the Rosary. On the other hand, there are many stories from the Gospels …

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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 …

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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 Very First Easter

Author: Paul L. Maier Illustrated: Francisco Ordaz Published: Concordia Publishing House Age Range: 5 – 10 This Easter picture book is twenty years old but has a 1950’s or 1960’s feel to it.  The story revolves around young Christopher and his parents who appear to be a relatively well off and conservatively traditional Christian family.  …

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Jubliee and the Legend of the Donkey’s Cross And The Easter Storybook.

Title: Jubilee and the Legend of the Donkey’s Cross Author: Holli Worthington Illustrated: July Enright Publisher: Page Publishing, NY. Age Range: 5 – 8 And Title: The Easter Storybook Author: Laura Richie Illustrated: Ian Doyle Age Range: 7 – 10 Because I’m having trouble finding authentically ‘Catholic’ Easter books for children and teens – this …

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He’s Risen! He’s Alive and Jesus Washes Peter’s Feet

He’s Risen!  He’s Alive! Author: Joanne E. Bader Illustrator: Richard Heroldt Publisher: Arch Books Age Range: 5 – 9   And   Jesus Washes Peter’s Feet Author: Glynes Balec Illustrator: Unada Gliewe Publisher: Arch Books Age Range: 5-9   I eagerly anticipated these two little books from Arch Books.  They were really cheap for a …

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I Am God’s Storyteller

Author: Lisa Hendey Illustrator: Eric Carlson Age Range: baby to about 10 -11 Publisher: Paraclete Press My favourite story books are the ones that you can read to the whole family.  This gorgeous book by the brilliant Lisa Hendey will be enjoyed by all children regardless of their age or level of understanding. What is …

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