Picture books

The Hungry Kitten’s Tale

Author: Elizabeth Fust Illustrations: Mary MacArthur Publisher: Rivershore Books Age Range: 4 – 7   I love any story that features a cute kitten. Elizabeth Fust has produced a real winner here – The Hungry Kitten’s Tale tells the story of how Jesus miraculously fed the multitude with five loaves and two fishes. Told from …

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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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The Clown of God

  Author: Tomie DePaola Illustrator: Tomie DePaola Publisher: Simon and Schuster Books Age Range: 4 – 8   Originally published in 1978, this picture book is different to most.  Tomie DePaola has enjoyed a loyal following of readers for decades.  Reviewers of his work speak of DePaola’s care and attention to detail and the authentic …

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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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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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The Easter Story: Little Golden Books

Author: Jean Miller Illustrator: Jerry Smath Publisher: Little Golden Books, Penguin Random House Age Range: 3 – 6 This is another non-denominational story book that describes the events of Easter.  It is not specifically Catholic, however it does describe the Last Supper with Jesus’ words quoted directly from scripture. The book mentions ‘crucifixion’ but does …

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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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