Favorite Catholic Books for Children – Book Angel Reviews

Catholic books for children reviewAre you looking for GREAT Catholic books for your children or grandchildren?

We are passionate about teaching the Catholic Faith to our children.   What better way to bring children to Jesus, than through fantastic Catholic books?

Jesus tells us:  “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Mark 10:14

Great Catholic books are a wonderful way to pass on the faith to the next generation.  The Catholic Book Angel will give you honest reviews and advice on Catholic books for kids of all ages to help you find what you need.

first communion Christmas Easter giftCatholic Books are wonderful gift ideas for:

  • First Holy Communion
  • Christmas
  • Easter baskets
  • Birthdays
  • Confirmation

Here are a few of my favorite Catholic books for children, but check out the links below for specific topics and categories such as:

Favorite Catholic Picture Book:

Can You Find Jesus?  Introducing Your Child to the Gospel

This book is similar to an I Spy or Where’s Waldo book, but with the Life of Jesus as the theme.  Wonderful for preschool age and early elementary kids who are still learning to read, as they can still identify which images to search for.  If you need a book to keep your little one quiet during Mass, this is perfect!  We often get this book out during Lent, as it has pages dedicated to Palm Sunday, Last Supper and the Crucifixion.

==>Purchase Can You Find Jesus? 

What my kids say:

“It’s fun to find the pictures!” (age 8)

“It’s fun!” (age 6)

“I like to find everything that is in the book and it keeps you busy.” (age 9)

Favorite Saint Comic:

saint clare of assisi graphic novel comic catholic reviewSaint Clare of Assisi – Runaway Rich Girl

This graphic novel is excellent for introducing Saint Clare and her friend Saint Francis to elementary and middle-school aged readers.  The color graphics engage young and reluctant readers.  My children devoured this and the other saint graphic novels and comic books available from this publisher.  When they received them for Easter, they quickly read and traded them around!


==>Purchase Saint Clare of Assisi – Runaway Rich Girl 

What my kids say:

“It was really interesting and the art is really good.  I liked learning about the miracle with the Blessed Sacrament.  It was like she had super-powers!” (age 9)

“It’s a lot more interesting than just reading a normal saint book because of the visuals and stuff.” (age 13)

Favorite Catholic Chapter Book Series:

secret of the shamrock catholic book reviewThe Secret of the Shamrock

This is the first book in a terrific series for early elementary children called the Chime Travelers, by popular author and blogger Lisa Hendey.  These books are similar to the Magic Tree House books, in that twin siblings Patrick and Katie travel through time.  However, these two find themselves encountering saints!

In this first book, readers are introduced to Saint Patrick.  One thing I like about these books is that Catholic life and teaching is incorporated throughout the story, including prayer, confession and of course St. Patrick teaches about the Trinity with a shamrock!

Consider getting this book for children who are making their First Reconciliation.

==>Purchase The Secret of the Shamrock

What my kids say:

“I like it and I’m excited it’s a series, so I can read some more!” (age 8)