Mega List of Catholic Picture Books

Reading picture books together is not only enjoyable, is it an easy way to enhance our children’s Faith, one of my favourite pastimes with our children. I’d like to share our collection of Faith books with you, this list focuses mainly on Saints picture books with a miscellaneous round up at the end.
I haven’t included Bible books, that list is forthcoming, nor does this list include Lenten/Easter and Advent/Christmas books, they can be found here, as can previous posts focusing on the Life of a Saint series and a review of books for March.
I am quite selective in my choices and spend hours reading reviews such as Jen’s and Jessica’s, checking out lists such as Ellie’s, and asking advice from trusted sources. I’m always keen to hear of new Catholic titles so please let me know of any I have missed, ones you feel I ‘must have’, with St Nicholas Day and Christmas coming now’s the time I purchase new finds.



January
1st- Solemnity of Our Lady 
Mary the Mother of God – Tomie dePaola 
6th-Epiphany 
The Last Straw – Fredrick Thury 
The Little Drummer Boy – Ezra Jack Keats 


February 
1st – St Brigid 
Brigid’s Cloak – Bryce Milligan 
10th – St Scholastica 
The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica 
11th – St Caedomon 
Caedmon’s Song – Ruth Ashby 
13th – St Modomnoc 
The Saint and his Bees – Dessi Jackson 
14th – St Valentine 
Saint Valentine – Robert Sabuda 


March 
5th – St Kieren 
Saint Ciaran The Tale of a Saint of Ireland – Gary D Schmidt
17th – St Patrick 
Patrick Patron Saint of Ireland – Tomie De Paola 
Patrick: Saint of Ireland – Joyce Denham 
19th – St Joseph 
Father and Son – Geraldine McCaughrean
Song of the Swallow – Leo Politi 



April 
16th – St Bernadette 
Bernadette The Little Girl from Lourdes – Sophie Maraval – Hulin  
23rd – St George 
Saint George and the Dragon – Margaret Hodges 


May 
6th – St Brendan 
Saint Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus – Michael McGrew 
30th – St Joan of Arc 
Joan of Arc – Josephine Poole


June 
9th – St Columcille 
Across A Dark and Wild Sea – Don Brown 


July 
11th- St Benedict 
The Holy Twins Benedict and Scholastica- Kathleen Norris
25th – St Christopher 
The Story of St Christopher: First Bk for Little Catholics – Leah Kean 
Christopher The Holy Giant – Tomie De Paola 
The Legend of St Christopher-Margaret Hodges


August 
9th – St John Marie Vianney 
John Marie Vianney The Holy Cure of Ars – Sophie de Mullenheim  

September
28th – St Wencelslas
Good King Wenceslas- John M Neale
The Eternal Christmas Story- Geraldine McCaughrean

October
1st St Therese
St Therese A First Book for Little Catholics – Father GaleTherese
The Little Flower of Lisieux – Sioux Berger
2nd – Feast of the Guardian Angels
Angels Everywhere – Tomie dePaola
Angel of God What’s your name? – Rebecca McNall
My Guardian Dear-Susan Andrews Brindle 
4th – St Francis
Saint Francis – Brian Wildsmith
Francis the Poor Man of Assisi – Tomie De Paola 
Saint Francis and the Nativity – Myrna Strasser 
Francis The Poor Man of Assisi – Juliette Levivier
6th – St Kendreas
Under the Grapevine – Chrissi Hart

November
2nd –
All Souls Day

Father Phillip Tells a Ghost Story:A story of Divine Mercy-Susan Andrews Brindle
The Spirit of Tio Fernando-Janice Levy
3rd – St Martin de Porres
Saint Martin De Porres and the Mice- Eva K Betz
11th- November St Martin Tours
The Life of St Martin – Verena Smith

December
6th – St Nicholas
Country Angel Christmas-Tomie dePaola
Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend -Julie Stiegemeyer
The Baker’s Dozen A Saint Nicholas Tale – Aaron Shepherd
The Legend of Saint Nicholas- Demi
13th- Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Lady of Guadalupe-Tomie De Paola
The Legend of the Poinsettia – Tomie De Paola
Our Lady of Guadalupe – Carmen T Bernier – Grand

Baby Board
The Saving Name of God the Son
Baby Come to Church – Virginia Esquinaldo


Monasticism
Brother Joseph: The Painter of Icons- Fr Augustine DeNoble
Brother Bartholomew and the Apple Grove- Jan Cheripko
The Monk Who Grew Prayer – Claire Brandenburg
The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane – CM Millen
Brother Juniper – Diane Gibfried

Mass/Sacraments
The Weight of a Mass – Josephine Nobisso
A Peek into My Church – Wendy Goody & Veronica Kelly (have edited parts)
Jesus Welcome You to the Mass – Angela M Burrin
The Mass Book for Children- Rosemarie Gortler & Donna Piscitelli
The Most Beautiful Thing in the World – Susan Andrews Brindle
First Holy Communion – Father Demetrius Manousos (For Little Catholics)

Miscellaneous
Old Testament Rhymes – Robert Hugh Benson
An Alphabet of Saints – Robert Hugh Benson
A Child’s Rule of Life – Robert Hugh Benson
If Jesus Came to My House – Joan Gale Thomas
Angel in the Waters – Regina Doman
Take it to the Queen – Josephine Nobisso
The Princess and the Kiss – Jennie Bishop
The Squire and the Scroll – Jennie Bishop
Sister Anne’s Hands – Marybeth Lorbiecki
Little Acts of Grace – Rosemarie Gortler & Donna Piscitelli

6 Responses

  1. Erin,

    You are like my soul sister down under! I enjoyed reading this list and am taking notes on a couple that I want to see in person while also adding a couple more to my mega list too…

    I wish we could meet and drink tea and talk books for hours…

    Much love to you and yours!

  2. Ellie

    Soul sisters:):){{}}
    Glad a had a few new ones for you:) Best part of reading booklists is to find some new ones.

    Oh yes would LOVE to meet and chat books!!
    Would love to chat via email at least, can't find your address would you like to shoot me a line pretty please at
    aussiethreads@gmail.com

  3. great resource, Erin – sharing!

  4. thank you for sharing this reading list! prayers from America for blessings for your family!

  5. Lisa,
    You’re welcome. Totally honoured that you shared my list on your blog sidebar! 🙂

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