Gospel Time Trekkers

My wife is back for her latest review in the Kids Corner.Pauline Press has released the first three of a six book series for children called Gospel Time Trekkers. Readers can follow the adventures of three siblings as they are unexpectedly thrown thousands of years back to the time of Jesus. These children are no longer just reading Bible stories; they are hearing them from people who lived them! The books are written from the point of view of Caleb, who has an older eleven year-old sister, … [Read more...]

Karol from Poland : The Life of John Paul II for Children

Karol from Poland - The Life of Pope John Paul II for Children written by M. Leonora Wilson is just what the title says.  A biography of a boy named Karol from Poland  who grew up to become Pope John Paul II.  This story for young children begins with Karol’s early years learning about God from his mother.  These pages seem to be trying to teach the reader the same things Karol’s mother taught him.  This part of the book can be a wonderful opportunity to teach further and reinforce these same thi … [Read more...]

CBB Interview with Brian Caulfield

My series of author interviews continues, this week with Brain Caulfield author of Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Family.PETE: What inspired you to compile this book?BRIAN CAUFIELD: The short answer is that there was nothing like it on the market and Pauline Books & Media decided to remedy that situation and publish a book for Catholic men and fathers, Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and Family. We brought together 14 experts writing on different topics that … [Read more...]

Man to Man, Dad to Dad : Catholic Faith and Fatherhood

Go to your local book store and you will find on the shelves, what seems to be, a million self-help books, some geared towards men. In Man to Man, Dad to Dad: Catholic Faith and FatherhoodBrian Caulfield has taken the formula and , in my opinion, improved it. Brian has assembled a group of impressive names to help Catholic men attain the ultimate goal, a place in heaven for them and their families. What I found most interesting about this book was the format. Brian assembled 13 contributors, … [Read more...]

Journeys with Mary : Apparitions of Our Lady

Journeys with Mary – Apparitions of Our Lady by Zerlina De Santis is part of the Encounter the Saints Series published by Pauline Books.  This book is a wonderful collection of nine Marian apparition stories for young children.  The book states that these have all been approved by the Church.  The length of each story ranges from 6-16 pages with five of them containing an accompanying full page picture. (My daughter just wishes each story had such a lovely illustration to compliment it!)  The lon … [Read more...]

The 3 Trees

There are many books retelling the traditional story of The Three Trees. The 3 Trees adapted by Gabriel Ringlet is another such book. It is a captivating story of the high dreams of three trees. They each have plans for what they want to be and are disappointed when they feel their dreams will never be. I was already familiar with this beloved tale, but that didn’t take away from this timeless story especially as I watched my seven year old’s eyes light up as she realizes they were getting their … [Read more...]