Does your child’s Catholic school have a Catholic library? You’d be surprised at what books you can find on the shelves of Catholic schools across the country. Talk to your school librarian to make sure that your school’s books are carefully curated and selected.

More and more I’m finding children’s literature that is full of ideas that go against the Catholic faith. My own eyes were opened to this when my third grader came home with a book from the popular “Who Was” series that discussed the sexual orientation of a historical figure. We cannot blindly allow our children to read just anything these days.  Let’s commit to choosing reading materials full of value, virtue, and faith that will lead our children to discover who God is and what Jesus has done for them!

Today, in no particular order, Catholic-Link presents a few of our favorite books for Catholic children that we feel every Catholic school library should make available to students.

52 Books All Catholic School Libraries Should Have

The Weight of a Mass: A Tale of Faith

I Went to Mass: What did I See?

Watch Over Me Little Angel

Saints Chronicles Collection 1

Saint Chronicles Collection 2

Marian Consecration for Children

My First Prayers for the Whole Year

Be Yourself!: A Journal for Catholic Girls

Treasure Box Set

Molly McBride and the Purple Habit

The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses

The Gospel Told By Animals

A Child’s Book of Virtues 

Mary Stories from the Bible

Aquinas Kids Little Books for Catholic Kids Box Set

God Has a Plan Boys & Girls

My Picture Book of the Catholic Faith

The Children’s Book of Virtues

Jesus Stories from the Bible

Walking with Jesus to Calvary: Stations of the Cross for Children

Who is Jesus? His Life, His Land, His Time

My Path to Heaven: A Young Person’s Guide to the Faith

 

The Mystery at Midnight (Chime Travelers Series)

Catechism of the Seven Sacraments

Will Wilder #1: The Relic of Perilous Falls (Series)

Cloud of Witnesses: A Child’s First Book of Saints

The Little Flower: A Parable of Saint Therese of Lisieux

The Princess and the Kiss

Finnian and the Seven Mountains (Issue #1)

Catholic Saints for Children

Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

Saintly Rhymes for Modern Times

Before I Was Me

The Story of Saint John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope

Into the Sea, Out of the Tomb: Jonah and Jesus

Heavenly Hosts: Eucharistic Miracles for Kids

The Donkey That No One Could Ride

Lost in St. Peter’s Tomb

7 Riddles To Nowhere

The Monks Daily Bread

The Night Before My First Communion 

God Loves Me More Than That

God Gave Us You

Staircase for the Sisters

St. Clare of Assisi Runaway Rich Girl

Can You Find the Saints?

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (*Entire Narnia Series)

Ablaze: Stories of Daring Teen Saints

My Catholic Children’s Bible

Great Adventure Storybook: A Walk Through the Catholic Bible 

Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints throughout History 

131 FUN-damental Facts for Catholic Kids: Liturgy, Litanies, Rituals, Rosaries, Symbols, Sacraments, and Sacred Surprises 

Reading daily to your child will reap benefits that will last a lifetime for both you and your son or daughter. Not only do children who are read to frequently outscore their peers on academic tests, but their emotional, spiritual, and social well being is impacted as well. Set aside the time to bond with your child over books. Open their eyes to the fascinating stories available to us. But, don’t stop there! When you read books with a faith-filled message, your child will also learn about the importance of our Catholic faith

This list is just a starting place! What book would you add to the list?

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