Children's Books on Saints
Children’s Book SeriesBeautiful, vibrant colors and easy to read stories that are great for children.
Young at heart Catholics will treasure these gems from the past!
- A First Life of Christ By Fr. Gales. Impr. 1952. Mary speaks to children about the story of Jesus from the very beginning to the time of his resurrection into heaven. Each page is beautifully illustrated with a total of 32 pages. Age range from 2-10. N-LC
- The Rosary Explained by Francis McGrade. Impr. 1952. This book explains how to say the 15 mysteries of the rosary as well as explains the mysteries themselves. Consisting of 32 pages with each having beautiful illustrations. Age range from 2-10. N-TR
- Hail Mary By Sister Mary. Impr. 1953. This tells this story Blessed Mother being asked to be the Mother of Jesus by the angel Gabriel and how the story ties into the Hail Mary that we say during the Rosary. 32 pages. Filled with lovely pictures. Age range from 2-10. N-HAIL
- Let’s Pray - First Prayers For Little Catholics By Sister M. Juliana, O.P., of the Maryknoll Sisters. Impr. 1951. Explains the sign of the cross, the Our Father, the Hail Mary, and prayers before and after meals. 32 pages. Filled with illustrations on every page. Age range from 2-10. N-LETS
- The Seven Sacraments Explained for Young Catholics By Rev. Demetrius Manousos, O.F.M., CAP. Impr. 1954. Explains the seven sacraments. Beautifully illustrated, 46 pages. Age range from 2-10. N-SS
- My Guardian Angel By Mary W. Stromwall. Impr. 1953. Each page has pictures of Guardian Angels helping us throughout the day. Tells stories of different ways angels have helped us out and has a prayer to your Guardian angel. 32 pages. Age range from 2-10. N-MGA
- My Book About God A First Book For Little Catholics. By Fr. Gales. Impr. 1953. Tells us about the Love of God and all the things He has done for us. Pictures on every page, 32 pages. Age range from 2-10. N-MBAG
- My Little Missal in Pictures By Rev. Francis Turmezei. Impr. 1950. The Mass is simplified for children to better understand and shown with pictures on each page. 32 pages. Age range from 2-8. N-MLM
- A First Book of Saints By Fr. Gales. Impr. 1953. 10 short, captivating stories about well-known saints: St. Gabriel, St. Joseph, St. Agnes, St. Patrick, St. Benedict, St. Francis, St. Dominic, St. Margaret Mary, St. Therese, & St. Michael. A great introduction for little children! Beautiful illustrations on every page! Total of 32 pages. Age range from 2-10. N-FBS
- First Holy Communion By Rev. Demetrius Manousos, O.F.M., CAP. Impr. 1955. Teaches young children all about First Holy Communion, what to do before, during, after, what happens to the bread and the wine, and so much more. 32 beautifully illustrated pages. Ages 2-10. N-FHC
- My Confession By Francis McGrade. Impr. 1953. Tells children how we should always do what our parents want us to do and if we don’t we should apologize and try to make up for what we’ve done. Tells how confession is the Sacrament of Penance and it is good for our souls, what we should do at confession and what we should remember. 32 pages. Filled with lovely pictures. Age range from 2-10. N-MYC
- I Believe A First Book on the Apostles' Creed for Little Catholics, by Sister M. Juliana of Maryknoll. Imprimatur, 1955. The young Catholic learns an important prayer, The Apostles' Creed, with the aid of pictures in color and simple words to inspire. 32 pages, SB. N-BELIEVE
- Saint Peter A First Book for Little Catholics by Father Gales. Imprimatur, 1956. The young Catholic learns the story of Saint Peter. It tells what happened when Peter tried to walk on water. It explains how he denied our Lord three times and was very sorry for doing that. Peter was the first Pope of the Church. 20 pages, SB. N- PETER
- Saint Paul A First Book for Little Catholics by Father Gales. Imprimatur, 1957. The young Catholic learns about a very brave Saint who wrote letters, or epistles that we read in the holy Bible. 20 pages, SB. N-PAUL
A Story of the Psalms by Mary Fabyan Windeatt.
Illustrated by Gedge Harmon.
Originally published by the Benziger Brothers. Impr 1948.
The book tells the story of David, from his meeting with Samuel to when David’s son Solomon rises to the throne. Throughout the book are excerpts from his Psalms. Also, the book provides beautiful illustrations of Davids life.
Sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
God’s Heroes in America
A “graphic novel” at its finest!
Original copyright 1956!
Contain 9 different short, wondrous tales about heroic martyrs, saintly nuns, and a great sorcerer! Martyr of Christ, Quest of Honor, The Great Sorcerer, Savior of Vincennes, Lady in Grey, America’s Mother Seton, Faith was His Sword, Revolt in the Sun, and Mexican Martyr.
Catholic youth today feel the need of a “classroom saint” of their own - a patron whom they can look up to for guidance and inspiration, whom they can turn to in prayer. Such a patron the Church offers us today - Saint Dominic Savio.
Privileged to be the pupil of Saint John Bosco, a veritable giant of sanctity, Dominic soon learned to walk hand in hand with him on the path to holiness, matching his childish stride to his and forming himself into a “little Giant” of sanctity.
May his banner always flame with the motto that was the inspiration of his life - Death Rather Than Sin.
63 page booklet. Impr.
By A Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.
Imprimatur, 1937, 176 page book.
Considering the tremendous spread of the devotion to the Miraculous Medal and the millions following it, comparatively few of us know anything of its origin, of the nature of the circumstances under which our Blessed Lady appeared to her devoted Catherine Labouré, a Daughter of Charity and how and why she gave this saintly nun the task of making this devotion known to the world. There is no longer any excuse why every one of us practicing this devotion should not know everything about its origin and Catherine Labouré. For here is the complete story beginning with the life of Catherine from her earliest childhood, how she became a Daughter of Charity, how the blessed Mother appeared to her, and gave her the Miraculous Medal and what Catherine did to fulfill the request of the Blessed Virgin.
New Prayer book for Children By Father Lasance. “I have prepared this little book for your special benefit. I hope it will help you love and serve Jesus faithfully, so that you may be happy with Him both here and hereafter. You will find many short prayers in this book. They are called ejaculations. Make frequent use of them.” 287 page book, Impr 1923.
This book is written in language that a child can understand and yet will be appreciated by adults as well. Includes the stories of St. Bernard, St. Martin of Tours, St. Blasé, St. Michael, St. Cecilia, St. Helena, St. Monica and St. Bridget, told with suspense and excitement. Also includes a black/ white color picture for each saint.
by Sister M. Eleanore, C.S.C.
Explains the story of St. Joseph beginning at the betrothal of Virgin to the Finding of Jesus in the Temple to St. Joseph’s death. Includes prayers to St. Joseph, the Litany of St. Joseph, and Hymns to St. Joseph. 13 illustrations. Written in clear language that a child can understand.
32 page booklet.
Story by Catherine Beebe, pictures by Robb Beebe.
Originally printed in 1939, Cum permissu Superiorum.
To the Boys and Girls of today who would learn the secret of True Greatness from a Boy of long ago. 12 chapters with 13 illustrations. Very inspiring!
79 page booklet.
Patron Saint of Youth By Bartholomew O’Brien.
Aloysius was a real boy who could fence and ride a horse and even shoot a cannon! He was a real prince, both by birth and by nature. However, he wanted to serve no earthly king, but only the King of Kings. Thus he dedicated himself to God as a religious of the Society of Jesus. In taking care of sick during an epidemic in Rome he became ill and died at the age of twenty-three.
83 page book, Impr 1954.
Francis of Assisi is a great saint. Even though he became great, Francis was once a child just like other children. He found it just as hard to be good as other children do. This powerful message of devotion and sacrifice will translate to all youth that are given the grace and opportunity to receive his message.61 page booklet. Impr 1928.
Rev. Francis Benz.
Imprimatur. 16 page booklet.
Father Mell and his quartet of loyal altar boys take a small road trip to attend a big, important football game. Along the way Father Mell tells them the story of the life of St. Christopher. How he bound himself to a mighty king but was won over by the devil. Then how the devil was scared away and St. Christopher was won over by a hermit, Babylas, and his love for his Master, Christ, which is how he received his name. St. Christopher took the job of carrying people across a raging stream and met the unlikeliest of travelers that tested his strength and made him doubt. In the end St. Christopher was martyred for his allegiance to Christ and the four boys, to whom the story is being told, are left to ponder on the Patron Saint of those who travel any place in the world. After a near miss with a hasty automobile as they neared the stadium the boys decide that St. Christopher really is a miracle worker.
To a young Knight of Christ, soon to ascend to the steps of the holy Altar, every child will love this thrilling story of adventure and conquest. "The White Knight" is the story of Pope Pius X, the special friend of all children. The tale begins when he is a mere boy, it winds through the country side of Riese, into the corridors of school dormitories, up through the canals of Venice, and finally ends triumphant in the Chair of Saint Peter.
219 page book. Impr 1937.