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Christmas Gift Guide: Catholic Books for Children

Here are a few of the best Catholic books to give children for Christmas! These books will get kids excited to learn more about Jesus, the saints, and their faith.

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For picture search fun:

Can You Find Jesus Can You Find Jesus? Introducing Your Child to the Gospel, by Philip D. Gallery and Janet L. Harlow

Where’s Waldo gets a Christian twist in this illustrated look at the life of Jesus. Children will love searching the detailed illustrations for hidden pictures and religious symbols. For a saintly sequel to this Christ-centered book, try Can You Find Saints? Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women.



For family reading time:

Adventures in AssisiAdventures In Assisi: On the Path with St. Francis, by Amy Wellborn and Ann Kissane Engelhart

In this picture book, two cousins explore the city of Assisi and learn about the places St. Francis lived and worked, with the help of a kindly friar. This book is a perfect way to introduce children to the life of a saint and open discussion of Francis’s admirable traits.



For older children:

The Secret of the ShamrockChime Travelers series, by Lisa M. Hendey

This series of books for ages 7-10 follows Patrick and Katie Brady, twins attending St. Anne’s Catholic school. When the bells chime at St. Anne’s, the siblings are whisked back in time to meet some of history’s greatest saints. Discussion questions and prayers ensure the books are as educational as they are fun!



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