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A reader recently reached out to me asking if I could write about Catholic books for kids. Her family recently jointed the Catholic faith, and she’s anxious to teach her children more about its history and traditions.
Our family is Protestant, so this list required some additional legwork. With the help of an awesome librarian and some Catholic friends, I was able to put together this collection of books. Did I miss something? Leave me your favorites in the comments, and I’ll add them!
Catholic History and Traditions
Don’t Drink the Holy Water: Big Al and Annie Go to Mass by Father Joe Kempf
The Mass Book for Children by Rosemarie Gortler and Donna Piscitelli
I Believe: The Creed, Confession and the Ten Commandments for Little Catholics by Sister M. Julianna
Celebrating Mass by Thomas Donaghy
Child’s Guide to the Mass by Sue Stanton
Child’s Guide to Reconciliation by Elizabeth Ficocelli
Child’s Guide to First Holy Communion by Elizabeth Ficocelli
Child’s Guide to the Seven Sacraments by Elizabeth Ficocelli
Jesus Speaks to Me Series by Angela Burrin
Your First Communion: Meeting Jesus, Your True Joy by Pope Francis
Once Upon a Time Saints by Ethel Pochocki
Holy Crocodile! Stories of Saints and the Animals Who Helped Them by Caroline Cory
Patrick, Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie De Paola
Lucia: Saint of Light by Katherine Bolger Hyde
The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica by Kathleen Norris
Saints and Me! A Book Series by Barbara Yoffie
A Saint and His Lion: The Story of Tekla of Ethiopia by Elaine Murray Stone
The Wonderful Life of Russia’s Saint Sergius of Radonezh by Alvin Alexsi Currier
Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by Dessi Jackson
The Pope and the Papacy
Lessons From Pope Francis for Children by Angela Burrin
National Geographic Readers: Pope Francis by Barbara Kramer
Lolek: The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II by Mary Hramiec Hoffman
We Have A Pope! by Karen Congeni
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