11 Of The Best *New* Catholic Children’s Books

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Have you noticed an abundance of great Catholic media and books being produced? We certainly have! It’s inspiring to see new incredible Catholic content being made available to the faithful. Here are a few of our favorite Catholic Children’s books that have recently been published.

11 Of Our Favorite New Catholic Children’s Books

A Storybook of Saints

Written for children five to eight years old – but a delight for all readers – A Storybook of Saints tells about the world’s greatest heroes: the saints.
Focusing not so much on historical details about the saints but on a few memorable events in the lives of each, it is not so much a collection of biographies as a storybook.

As such, the 40+ brief tales in it are not written to catechize children or inform them of the many details we know about the saints; rather, they are intended to awaken in children a deep admiration for those good souls – the kind of admiration children have for King Peter of Narnia or Frodo or Robin Hood; the kind of admiration that sends young children off in a flurry to find a costume; the kind that begins a relationship today that extends into tomorrow, the next day, the day after that, and ever on into heaven, with the saints in eternity.

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The Catholic Treasury of Prayers and Verses

The Catholic Treasury of Prayers & Verses introduces children to beautiful passages of Sacred Scripture and basic Catholic prayers—from the Our Father and Hail Mary, to the Morning Offering and Act of Contrition, and everything in between.

Jesus, I Love You

A lovely new book in the “My First Words” series for toddlers. “Hello Jesus, I do not see you, but you are here. Very softly, deep in my heart, I talk to you. You are my friend.” A beautiful book full of tenderness for children, with windows that open to reveal features of the delightful illustrations.

This Is the Church

The most beautiful way to introduce your little one to the incredible story of salvation history! This is the Church will dazzle you with its detailed, stained-glass illustrations and tempt you to countless readings with its rhythmic story.

The Interior Castle: A Boy’s Journey into the Riches of Prayer

Based on Saint Teresa of Avila’s spiritual classic, this book is enchantingly adapted for children 7yrs. and up about a boy’s journey into the riches of prayer.

Noah and the Ark

The late, beloved children’s book writer and illustrator Tomie dePaola, presents his unique, imaginative artwork to bring new life to this beautiful retelling of a well-loved and inspiring Bible story.

Noah was a good man, and it was said that he walked with God. So Noah did what God said: He built a huge ark, took his whole family and two of every kind of animal in it, and he waited as the rain poured down for forty days and forty nights

Sam the Guardian Angel

Does your child ask a lot of difficult questions? Seem bored or act restless during Mass? Introduce him or her to Sam the Guardian Angel who will explain the details of Mass in a way all kids can understand. And when they understand the miracle that is taking place, all children can learn to love the Mass!

Listening For God: Silence Practice for Little Ones

This creative book, which contains some surprise interactive elements that your child will love, will become an invaluable resource to your family prayer life. The ability to be silent is a skill that even many adults have never developed. Give your child this priceless gift and give it early. For it is one that will reap eternal rewards. 

Brilliant! 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, and Supersmart People

In an effort to help children learn about the relationship between faith and science, the Daughters of Saint Paul, a premier publisher of Catholic children’s books for over seventy years through Pauline Books & Media, have partnered with the Word on Fire Institute to present an exciting new book for children: Brilliant! 25 Catholic Scientists, Mathematicians, and Supersmart People. The book introduces children to many of the Catholics who have been behind groundbreaking discoveries in science and math for centuries. Children will embark on an adventure through history where they’ll meet faith-filled pioneers in every field from anatomy to astrophysics. 

The Thief Who Stole Heaven: A Legend

Just in time for the Lent/Easter season, comes The Thief Who Stole Heaven, the follow up story to New York Times, USA Today and Amazon Bestseller: The Spider Who Saved Christmas.

Once again, bestselling author and broadcaster, Raymond Arroyo provides readers with a cinematic, adventurous holiday story based on ancient legends filled with deeper themes. The Thief Who Stole Heaven introduces audiences to the largely hidden character of The Good Thief.

Bridging the gap between Christmas and Easter, this unique story brings to life a compelling redemption story that is destined to be treasured and revisited year after year.

Our Lady’s Wardrobe

This delightful rhyming book introduces Catholic children to the Blessed Virgin Mary in a fun and simple way—through her clothes! When Our Lady lived in Nazareth two thousand years ago, she was very poor and probably didn’t have many nice things to wear. But now that she’s in Heaven, she has an enormous mansion. And in that mansion she has an incredibly beautiful wardrobe filled with a great variety of dresses, veils, slippers, sashes, robes, rings and crowns.

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