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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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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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The Night Before My First Communion.

Author: Natasha Wing Illustrator: Amy Wummer Publisher: Grosset and Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House Ages: 4 – 7   I enjoyed this little picture book far more than I thought I would!  For years the only Catholic Children’s books I’ve seen on the shelves of Catholic Book Stores have been about the sacraments …

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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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