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...]

CBB Lenten Library Building Mega Giveaway!

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Lent is perhaps the most powerful season on the Church calendar for reflection and self-education. I wanted to make it possible for someone to have the resources for enrichment this Lent and beyond. That was the idea behind this, the BIGGEST giveaway I have done at The Catholic Book Blogger yet. Twelve publishers have agreed to participate in my first Mega Giveaway . Be sure to visit theri websites and support them by purchasing some of the great books they bring to the public. One lucky winner … [Read more...]

Weekly Giveaway – When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering

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This week, Pauline Books and Media has kindly agreed to sponsor the giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of When Faith Feels Fragile : Help for the Wary, Weak and Wandering by Father Scott Hurd. Click here to read my review of this book. I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Click below to enter. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Friday 2/07 with a winner being announced later that day. Good Luck!a Rafflecopter … [Read more...]


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