Girls

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 …

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Rosa, Sola

Author: Carmela A. Martino Publisher: Arquilla Press Range Age: 11 + (parental guidance required) Read this book and weep. The subject of death, grief and loss is rarely explored in books for children and teens.  It’s a challenging subject.  But Rosa, Sola is a special book. It will capture your heart and then break it.  …

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Finding Patience by Virginia Lieto

Author: Virginia Lieto Illustrated: Carole Hahn Panzner Published: Parenesis Publishing. Age Range: 3 – 8 Younger school aged children will love holding this picture book in their hands.  Every page is brightly coloured with large, simple drawings and pastel backgrounds to the broad and spaciously set print. It is a book designed to be read …

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