Saints Picture Books

2015-2016 Liturgical Book Organizer

All Printables

I did these last year and they were really awkward to use all year for me, so I changed the format.  Hopefully, this will work better.  Again, all weeks start on Monday and end on Sunday so you can build up to that mass.    This year’s calendar for our personal favorites is free, but if […]

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Inside Liturgical Year books

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Several curricula use My Path to Heaven for Lenten reading.  However, it’s not a sit and read on the couch in one sitting book.  It’s better as a daily devotional, and not a short one.  Each spread as you see below has a REALLY complicated Where’s Waldo kind of picture that is meant to be […]

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Inside Some More Saint Picture Books

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I adore this St. Nicholas book by Tompert.  Look how sweet the illustrations are! However, it doesn’t get used in my anxious-people house because of the following unfortunate spread. Boo. But may your kids can handle it? The next book we use every year.  We use it in the beginning of third and fourth and […]

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Saints and Liturgical Resources for March

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This year we are trying out two new books for Lent:  My Path to Heaven and Catholic Tales for Boys and Girls by Houselander. MARCH: Lent starts March 5th Little Rose of Sharon by Gurley (easy to find used) Little Acts of Grace by Gortler Way of the Cross for Children by Winkler, if you do the […]

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Storybooks for Sacraments

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My kids didn’t sit well for Receiving Holy Communion and Going to Confession by Lovasik.  It’s not that they’re not useful, but most St. Joseph Books are for USING, like a manual or prayer book, not just reading straight through in one sitting.  So, for snuggle time, we like the above.  You can see inside […]

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St. Joseph Books for Read-Through or Report

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We don’t do reports on the Our Lady books, but the three you see above are decent read-throughs and in some cases the only books available on the topic.  Below you see Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It’s broken into sections and reads more like a continuous story than book mentioned yesterday. The Fatima book is […]

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St. Joseph Books for Vignettes on a Theme

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I mentioned yesterday that many of the St. Joseph Picture Books are best used as children’s manuals for participating in a series of prayers or another sacrament.  However, many of the books in this series are best suited to a vignette-a-day type reading.  If you are the type of homeschool mom that likes to do […]

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St. Joseph Books for Using, not snuggling

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In our house, St. Joseph Picture books (about 1.50 each) fall into two categories:  USING for prayer or VIGNETTES/REPORTS.  My kids don’t think St. Joseph Picture books make good snuggle on the couch read alouds.  In this post, I’ll cover the books we feel work best as follow-alongs for mass and seasonal prayers OR as […]

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GREAT Saint Series by Ignatius

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I am so excited about this new series from Magnificat and Ignatius.  They’re translated from French, and they’re fantastic!  See the top four books here or at Ignatius here, here, here, and here. The illustrations are adorable. Here is Francis and the leper below. You can see more from each book at the Ignatius links above. […]

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More of Our Favorite Books

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If you don’t know this book, you should.  It’s DELIGHTFUL.  Marigold Hunt wrote Life of Our Lord for Children.   This one is a great series of Bible stories about angels.  My kids ADORE  IT. It’s no joke, though.  It will take you weeks to get through. Next you’ll see a blurry picture of my […]

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Buying the Oldie Goldie Catholic Books

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Here are the little golden oldie Catholic Stories for Boys and Girls Vol I and II.  Below is the most important fact about dropping the dough on them. They’re tiny. I was shocked. Inside, you’ll find delightful stories, though.  We especially like #1.  #2 Get’s too sad around page 60, but I’m still glad to […]

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New Saints Books: Modomnoc, Martin, Vincent, and Seton

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This is a sweet, self-published book called St. Vincent, Friend of the Poor that I think is going to by popular in our home.    It’s longer than some of the Betz books, but shorter than a Windeatt.  It might take a week for us to read.  There are a couple of REALLY potentially sad parts that […]

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Liturgical/Saints Resources for February

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 I just wanted to share how we do “Read Aloud Time” for K-2nd in my house. (It’s required K-2nd, even though it’s only explicit in the K syllabus.)  First of all, in my house, it’s really K-5 since none of the kids want to miss out. It’s the first thing we do every day after […]

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Summer Saints Books and Other Hole Fillers

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  Sometimes the assigned monthly liturgical book is so far out of print I can’t find it.  I have about a $15 tolerance level for a “one and done” saint book, and it has to be highly recommended.   If it’s a book that will take a week or more, and it’s highly recommended, I […]

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Evening Reading K-2: Liturgical and Saints Books Reviews

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I have that Catholic mosaic picture up there because their (free) booklist has a great deal of overlap with the proprietary MODG booklists, but I can review it without making people uncomfortable (I hope.) Underlined titles are books we use for retellings and may read out of order depending on when we need to do […]

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Lives of the Saints TOC by Date

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It’s hard to figure out what saint to use if the book is organized by name or something other than the date on the calendar.  So here are two table of contents according to date. Illustrated Saints contents by date Children’s Book of Saints contents by date Picture Book of Saints by date

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