Catholic Book Basket for August

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Are you ready to celebrate the feast days and holy days for this month? These Catholic saints books will help you learn more — take a look at our favorites.

Catholic Saints Books for August

 Juanita and Our Lady of the Angels

August 2nd – Our Lady of the Angels

Juanita and Our Lady of the Angels


August 4th – St. John Vianney
We’re celebrating the spirit of this patron saint of parish priests by taking Father Dale a treat this weekend!

A Story of Saint John Vianney
John Mary Vianney: The Holy Cure of Ars
Saint John Vianney: A Priest for all People
The Cure Of Ars: The Story of St. John Vianney Patron Saint of Parish Priests
The Cure of Ars, the Priest who Out-Talked the Devil
Sermons of the Cure of Ars


August 8th – St. Dominic
Did you know St Dominic was accosted by bandits! Find out more about him this month and celebrate with Rosary crafts.

More Saints: Lives and Illuminations
Saints for Boys
An Alphabet of Saints
St. Dominic and the Rosary
St. Dominic: Preacher of the Rosary and Founder of the Dominican Order by Mary


August 8th – St. Hormisdas
Brother Wolf, Sister Sparrow


August 9th – St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein)
St. Edith Stein: Blessed by the Cross


August 10th – St. Lawrence

A Story of Saint Lawrence
Saints: Lives and Illuminations


August 11th – St. Philomena
A Sister Marie Story: Saint Philomena, HELP!

Saint Philomena: Daughter of Light (Amazing Saints)

St. Philomena: The Story of a Stubborn Little Princess


August 11th – St. Clare of Assisi

More Saints: Lives and Illuminations
Francis and Clare, Saints of Assisi
Clare and Francis
A Story of St. Clare
A Sparrow in God’s Hand: The Story of St. Clare


August 11th – St. Xystus:

An Alphabet of Saints


August 14th – St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

I’ve always loved the story of St Maximilian Kolbe and look forward to sharing his bravery with my children.

St. Maximilian Kolbe: The Story of Two Crowns
Saint Maximilian Kolbe: Mary’s Knight
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
More Saints: Lives and Illuminations
The Knight and Our Lady!: The Story of Saint Maximilian Kolbe


August 15th – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Story of Mary: Our Mother

My First Pictures of Mary


August 16th – St. Roch

Legends of Saints and Beasts
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children


August 17th – St. Hyacinth

More Once Upon a Time Saints
St. Hyacinth Of Poland


August 18 – St. Helen

Saints: Lives and Illuminations
An Alphabet of Saints
Saints for Girls
The Queen and the Cross: The Story of St. Helen
St. Helena and the True Cross
The Living Wood: Saint Helena and the Emperor Constantine


August 20th – St Bernard of Clairvaux

More Saints: Lives and Illuminations


August 21st – St. Our Lady of Knock

My children love hearing stories of Marian apparitions. I’m looking forward to teaching them about Our Lady of Knock, especially since she appeared in Ireland.

Journeys With Mary for Our Lady of Knock (August 21)

Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints


August 21st – St. Pius X

St. Pius X, the Farm Boy who became Pope


August 22nd – The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mondays With Mary

A Holy Card Prayer Book Volume I & II


August 23rd – St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima
Saints and Angels
Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
More Saints: Lives and Illuminations

Knock and it will be Opened to You!: The Story of Saint Rose of Lima

St Rose of Lima was the first canonized saint of the Americas!


August 24th – St. Bartholomew
The Twelve Apostles


August 25th – St. Louis IX of France

The Book of Saints and Heroes
An Alphabet of Saints
St. Louis and the Last Crusade
The Golden Legend of Saints


August 26th – Our Lady of Czestochowa

Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints


August 27th – St. Monica

Saints: Lives and Illuminations

The Book of Saints and Heroes

The Restless Flame: A Novel about Saint Augustine


August 28th – St. Moses the Black:

More Once Upon a Time Saints
Saints: Lives and Illuminations


August 28th – St. Augustine

Saints and Angels

Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children
Saints: Lives and Illuminations
The Restless Flame: A Novel about Saint Augustine


August 29th – The Passion of St. John the Baptist

Lives and Legends of Saints


August 30th – Sts. Felix and Adauctus

More Once Upon a Time Saints


Catholic Saints Books for Children – All Year Round

We also use these resources throughout the year for learning about saints, feast days and Holy Days, as well as our Bible stories and Catholic prayers.

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These books are a wonderful addition to your bookshelves to help you teach your children about our Catholic saints. You’ll find many of this month’s saints in these selections.

Add them to your wish list or ask for them for birthday or Christmas presents.

Picture Book of the Saints
This was one of the first Saints books I bought for our collection. You’ll find 106 saints here.

Lives of the Saints
There are sixty saints covered here, arranged in order of their feast days. Readers enjoy a short history of the saint as well as a prayer to help emulate the saint’s virtues.

An Alphabet of Catholic Saints
From St Anne to St Zita, I love the illustrations and rhyming text of this sweet picture book. I have Rachel read this to Maeve.


Kids Book of Saints
Kids’ Book of Heroes
These two books written by Amy Welborn are some of my very favorites. It’s a pleasure to read these stories to my children at dinner or bedtime.

Saints and Their Stories
I picked this beautiful book up at our local Catholic homeschooling conference. I’m always impressed with the beauty of books from Pauline Books and Media. The illustrations in this book are gorgeous.


Can You Find Saints?
Like Where’s Waldo, only we’re looking for Catholic saints!

Kids Book of Everyday Prayers
Teaching my children their prayers is a joy for me — it warms my heart to watch them learn and hear them pray on their own.

This book has a collection of traditional prayers as well as prayers for specific situations, like welcoming a new baby.

Catholic Book of Bible Stories
With our homeschool curriculum, we started out with the Golden Children’s Bible, but I wanted my children to hear stories in the same vernacular as they would hear at Mass.

This is the Bible storybook I’d recommend to all Catholic families.

Saints for Young Readers Volume 1 (January through June)
Saints for Young Readers Volume 2 (July through December)
When you pick up a book of Catholic saints, you’ll find them in all kinds of different order – by Feast Day dates, alphabetical, time period and more.

We use these in our Morning Time basket – the short daily readings are an easy read over breakfast.

Saints for Kids (DVD)
Have your kids earned screen time? Let them learn about the saints while they watch.


Inspiration for Catholic Moms

Many of the books I’ve collected for my children help me to learn about the saints as well. If I want something more adult oriented, these are my favorite resources for inspiration to emulate the saints and teach my children our Catholic faith.

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A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
My copy of this book is tattered and dog eared, with notes in the margins. Lisa Hendey explores a saint a week, exploring their history and how we can emulate them.

My Sisters the Saints
I read this in 3 days, then quickly passed it to one of my best friends to enjoy. This one is a must.

Catholic Saints Prayer Book
Need some guidance to ask for the intercession of the saints? This book from Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle can help – you’ll read a little about some of our most popular saints, along with suggested prayers.

Catholic saints books for August

If you have a book you love to use in your home while teaching your children our faith, I’d love to hear more about it. Share your ideas in the comments!



  1. Kim @ This Ole Mom says

    Hello Dianna, I’m so glad I found your blog and facebook page. I love your list of children’s Catholic Saints books. I pinned the list to my pinterest board. I would love to see if I can find a few of the books for my son’s classroom at the Catholic School he attends. I’ll be passing your blog on to his teacher I think shell enjoy following you as well. Have a lovely night ~ Kim

  2. Thank You for this terrific list for August. I wish there were a book for Saint Patricia August 25th. That is my twin sister’s Confirmation name. I look forward to your monthly list of books. God Bless.

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