Books: Kids and Teens

  • I Would Climb Any Mountain for You by the Sisters of Life

    Movie

    This full-color, illustrated storybook for moms and children imagines the adventures of their first nine months together—before meeting for the first time!

  • Ask the Bible Geek by Mark Hart

    Movie + 1 extra

    Gifted youth leader Mark Hart, aka the Bible Geek, asks and answers the real questions that puzzle Catholics. This updated and expanded edition of a bestselling classic deals  with concerns about God, temptations, personal issues, social media and technology, and more. Solutions to typical situat...

  • Look Again, Thomas by the Sisters of Life

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    Put on your “seeing glasses” and take a trip with Angelo and Thomas through forests and ponds, snow-covered hills and sun baked deserts – and find surprising discoveries along the way! Follow Thomas as he begins looking beyond the surface of things and learns something new about people.

    A book...

  • The Secret of the Shamrock by Lisa M. Hendey

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    When Patrick has to work on his church’s cleaning team on a Saturday, he thinks his weekend fun is ruined. But when the old church bells start chiming, Patrick and his pet frog, Francis, are suddenly taken back through time to ancient Ireland. Will the strange shepherd he meets be able to help hi...

  • The Blood-Red Crescent by Henry Garnett

    Movie + 1 extra

    The might of Islam threatened his world.

    It’s the year 1570. Fourteen-year-old Guido Callatta, son of a wealthy Venetian merchant, spends his free time roaming the docks, listening to the tales of gnarled old sailors, and dreaming of adventures at sea.

    But his carefree life is about to chan...

  • Roland West, Loner by Theresa Linden

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    Roland West, Loner is a contemporary Christian story about a fourteen-year-old boy who finds himself friendless at a new school and the subject of cruel rumors.

    Roland lives with his father and older twin brothers in a secluded house that resembles a castle—complete with battlements, turrets,...

  • The Book of Saints and Heroes by Andrew & Lenora Lang

    Movie + 1 extra

    The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things. To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the Christian saints. Some were true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. In the ones w...

  • Twenty Tales of Irish Saints by Alice Curtayne

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    Saints have over the years inspired many tales that go beyond what we know about them. These pious fictions are delightful and can even be instructive. For the lovely legends of the saints that have come down to us reflect not only the holiness but also the gaiety of the saints. These Irish legen...

  • Victor and the Fix-it Challenge by Emily Ortega

    Movie + 1 extra

    Victor, a fourth grader at St. Cletus Academy, just wants to skip the next forty days and get right to the fun of Easter. To make things worse, using his tools continually lands him in trouble, even when he’s trying to be helpful! With some help and understanding from Mom and Dad as well as his t...

  • The Perfect Blindside by Leslea Wahl

    Movie + 1 extra

    Fresh off a championship medal, Jake is becoming overwhelmed by everyone who wants something from him: reporters, fans, girls, companies, his parents. He can't figure out who is real and who just wants something. To top it all off, his parents have dragged him to a middle-of-nowhere town in Color...

  • Awakening: A Crossroads in Time Book by Claudia McAdam

    Movie + 1 extra

    In this work of Biblical historical fiction, Ronni is a 21st-century American teenage girl who has lost her faith following the deaths of her father and brother, both of whom died saving the life of someone she doesn’t deem worthy. She can’t understand the concept of sacrifice—even Jesus’s death ...

  • Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories by Amy Steedman

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    From the scores of beautiful and thrilling tales in the Bible, celebrated British author Amy Steedman has collected three dozen that are sure to delight young children.

    With the confidence of a master storyteller practiced in holding the attention of even the most restless child, she weaves ta...

  • My Path to Heaven: A Young Person's Guide to the Faith by Fr. Geoffrey Bliss & Caryll Houselander

    Movie + 1 extra

    For your children:

    An old-fashioned "Retreat-in-a-Book" that helps them ponder the truths of the Faith and pursue lives of holiness in accordance with those truths.

    Based on the traditional St. Ignatius retreat (trusted by Catholics for centuries) and adapted for children, this clear, simpl...

  • Saint Thomas Aquinas by Raïssa Maritain

    Movie + 1 extra

    Because he was big and strong and sometimes slow to speak, Thomas Aquinas's schoolmates called him the Dumb Ox. Not long afterward, he came to be called Doctor (which means "teacher") because he could actually understand complicated things quickly and explain them well. Which is what he loved to ...

  • St. Patrick's Summer: A Children's Adventure Catechism by Marigold Hunt

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    "I am Eve, the first woman God made. I have come to tell you about the creation of the world and what happened in Eden.”

    So begins one of the many exciting lessons in this surprising adventure catechism — lessons taught by Abraham, St. Patrick, St. Cecilia, and, of course, Eve, the mother of a...

  • I'm Bernadette by Emily Ortega

    Movie + 1 extra

    Bernadette doesn't know what to do when the principal, Sister Teresa Jerome, announces that her school will celebrate All Saints' Day with saint costumes. That means no Halloween costumes and no princess dress for Bernadette! Everyone else is excited about finding a great saint costume. But Berna...

  • Golden Legend of Young Saints by Henri Daniel-Rops

    Movie + 1 extra

    For 2000 years now, young Christians have lived--and often died—for Christ, and with a courage that many adults find hard to muster.

    Although she was just thirteen, in 304 AD, pagan authorities tortured and murdered brave Agnes of Rome for her Christian faith; for the same reason--and just ove...

  • The Sign of the Carved Cross by Lisa M. Hendey

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    Katie joins her friends in being mean to the new girl, Lily. But suddenly, Katie becomes the new girl—in 1675! She has no idea how she traveled in time to a Native American village, but she’s hoping the young woman she meets will be nicer to her than Katie was to Lily. Tekakwitha is a quiet girl ...

  • The Whisper in the Ruins by Lisa M. Hendey

    Movie

    Somebody is angry, and they’re taking it out on St. Anne’s.

    Patrick and his twin sister Katie are shocked when they learn that someone threw a brick through the St. Francis of Assisi stained glass window at St. Anne’s. What would make someone angry enough to damage the beautiful old window? An...

  • The Mystery at Midnight by Lisa M. Hendrey

    Movie

    If there’s one thing Katie never thought she’d do, it was walk through something called the “Door of the Dead.” During a class field trip to visit the monastery of the Poor Clares, Katie is unexpectedly swept up into her second Chime Travelers adventure. She finds herself in Assisi, the same city...

  • The Strangers at the Manger by Lisa M. Hendey

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    In this exciting newest installment in the popular Chime Traveler series for elementary students, Patrick and Katie Brady are introduced to an immigrant family who recently arrived at St. Anne’s Parish. A tinkling bell transports the twins to first-century Bethlehem, where they meet the Holy Fami...

  • Break-In at the Basilica by Dianne Ahern

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    Break-In at the Basilica is the second book in the Adventures with Sister Philomena series.

    Luigi, a desperately poor man, breaks into the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi, Italy, to steal something of great value. He hides behind the wooden choir stalls and waits for nightfall. The howl of...

  • Lost in Peter's Tomb by Dianne Ahern

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    Lost in Peter’s Tomb is the first book in the Adventures with Sister Philomena series, mystery adventures designed to present the stories of the saints in an intriguing and educational manner. Set in modern Italy, the stories follow a brother and sister in their adventures with their Aunt, who is...

  • Curse of the Coins by Dianne Ahern

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    Curse of the Coins is the third book in the Adventures with Sister Philomena series.

    The 30 pieces of silver that Judas was paid for betraying Jesus were found in Israel. The Franciscan monks of Jerusalem sent the coins to the Vatican Museums for authentication and safekeeping – but then they ...