CBB Review – Clare’s Costly Cookie

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Brilliant. That is the one word that comes to mind to describe Clare's Costly Cookie: A Young Heart Discovers the Way of Love by Julie Kelly and illustrated by Mary MacArthur. Parents today have a grave responsibility to not only teach the catechism to their children, but also to foster in their children saintliness and a daily prayerful relationship with Jesus that they can use throughout their entire lives. With this book, Julie has given parents a wonderful resource to do just that. The … [Read more...]

Kids Corner Review – Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass

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One of the most important things Catholic parents can do is to pass on to their children the love of the Mass. Children are given their first missal to help guide them through the actions of the Mass, but what’s missing in these little guides is a true understanding of the Mass. Children have to be taught how to fully participate in this Holy Sacrifice. Jesus Speaks to Me about the Mass by Angela M. Burrin is a wonderful children’s book to help parents in this very important task. With this book … [Read more...]

Kids Corner Review – My First Missal

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My First Missal published by Pauline Books and Media and written by  Maria Grace Dateno is a wonderful little missal for young child to follow along with the Holy Mass.  Not only does this book include the exact words of the updated current Mass, but it also includes a brief explanation of each part of the Mass.   It was particularly helpful for my daughter in preparing for her First Reconciliation and First Communion.  I especially like that it includes a prayer for children to say after they re … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children

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Laura drops by with another Kids Corner review.Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children written by Marlyn Monge, FSP and Jaymie Stuart Wolfe is a wonderfully illustrated biography for children that introduce an ordinary young boy who eventually became our current Holy Father.  This book guides your young reader through the life of Jorge the boy, the young man, the humble priest, bishop, and finally the first pope from the Americas.Beginning with Jorge’s father leaving … [Read more...]

CBB Review: Saint Francis of Assisi – Gentle Revolutionary

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Laura returns to the Kids Corner with her review of another entry in the Encounter the Saints series by Pauline Books and Media. A baby boy was born in a stable one faithful night, his mother content amidst the straw as her bed. This was not how a noble was to be born. However, surprisingly, this was the unusual birth of Saint Francis of Assisi, son of a wealthy Italian merchant. This is just one of many surprises your young reader will find in the book Saint Francis of Assisi (4): Gentle … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary of Charity

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My wife Laura is back with another review for the Kids Corner. This time she reviews another book in Pauline Books and Media's Encounter The Saints series.How could anyone possibly sum up all Mother Teresa did in her lifetime into a children’s book? Well, Mary Kathleen Glavich, SND did just that in Blessed Teresa of Calcutta: Missionary of Charity (Encounter the Saints)another well-written book in the Encounter the Saints Series by Pauline Press. The book brings to life the life of a w … [Read more...]


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