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Are you looking for books for Catholic children to help you teach your children our faith?
On our bookshelves, you’ll find loads of Catholic children’s books – check out my favorites and add them to your home.
We use these booklets as a starting point to our day. I take one section, read it out loud, and we talk about Adoration, why we kneel, and more. These are wonderful for toddlers, preschoolers and early elementary students.
Looking for an illustrated picture book of the saints? These classic Catholic saints books will certainly meet your needs.
This series by Father Lovasik contains 14 books, as well as a larger volume that covers 50 saints.
My children love to thumb through and look at the pictures. They’re also a great way to keep your kids occupied during Mass.
I found Catholic Bible Stories and fell in love. The stories are short, great for short attention spans, but written in the same tone you and your children will hear at Mass.
With Rachel’s religious education program, there’s a Saint of the Week. We use this book, along with the Illustrated Book of Saints, to dive deeper and learn more about our amazing array of saints.
The stories are longer (four to five pages), discussing the saints’ lives and virtues on a kid friendly level. This is a MUST for a Catholic family library.
Father Lovasik is the author to many of the pamphlet style booklets you may find in a Catholic preschool or cry room.
We have Holy Rosary, Stations of the Cross and more. I love using these to help teach my children about the beauty of my faith.
I’ll admit, I bought this book as much for myself as the children. You’ll find classic Bible stories, written in KJV style, alongside dePaola’s unique illustrations.
Sarah Reinhard has created a wonderful resource for families trying to live out the values and tenets of Catholic life. She shares realistic, practical ideas for unplugged family fun that you can easily tie to your Catholic faith.
If you’re looking to prepare your children for their First Communion, this series of books needs to be on your list.
Maeve has moved on from babyhood to rambunctious toddler, so keeping her contained during Mass is a challenge.
I keep these board books for Mass in a special church bag. She only sees them when we are at church.
The soft colors and illustrations catch her eye long enough for me to get a few prayers in at Mass. They’re sturdy, and (so far) indestructible.
10. What’s Your Favorite?
I’d love to know what Catholic books for children are in your library. Share your favorites in the comments.
Dianna is the Catholic homeschooling mother of five, ranging from a toddler to a college freshman. She offers practical advice for the challenges of being a Catholic parent over at The Kennedy Adventures. You can also find her on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.