I’m sure you know the value of reading aloud with your children. Even if you’re tired of reading Goodnight Moon for the 100th time, these moments with your children are precious.
We’ve amassed quite a library of children’s books over the years. Nowdays, I’m working on building my stash of Catholic picture books. I want to teach my children our Faith, introducing them to the stories of saints and sacred Scripture in a way they can understand.
Take a look at these books — some are our favorites, some are recommended by friends, and others are on our wish list for gifts.
You’ll find the list arranged by months of the year, feast days and topic for easier reference.
Catholic Picture Books – January
You’ll want to bookmark these ideas for Epiphany activities and crafts, too.
Saint Felix and the Spider
Catholic Picture Books – February
The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica
The Saint and His Bees
Catholic Picture Books – March
Saint Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland
The Ravens of Farne: A Tale of Saint Cuthbert
Catholic Picture Books – April
Bernadette – The Little Girl from Lourdes
Catholic Picture Books – May
Pascual and the Kitchen Angels
Saint Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus
Catholic Picture Books – June
St Josemaria Escriva:
Yes! The Life of Blessed Josemaria for Young Readers
Catholic Picture Books – August
St John Vianney:
John Marie Vianney: The Holy Cure of Ars
Catholic Picture Books – September
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta:
St. Jerome and the Lion
St Joseph of Cupertino:
The Little Friar Who Flew (St. Joseph of Cupertino)
The Wonderful Life of Saint Sergius of Radonezh
St Peter Claver:
Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves
Catholic Picture Books – October
Saint Jude: A Friend in Hard Times
St Pope John Paul II:
Lolek – The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II
Under the Grapevine
Catholic Picture Books – November
St Elizabeth of Hungary:
Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
Catholic Picture Books – December
Country Angel Christmas
The Baker’s Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale
The Legend of Saint Nicholas
The Real Santa Claus: Legends of Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend
A Special Place for Santa: A Legend for Our Time
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Catholic Picture Books: Board Books
Have little ones who don’t treat picture books nicely? Never fear. These board books will be perfect for storytime or to take to Mass.
Catholic Picture Books: Learning About Monks and Monasticism
In our family, my children are only familiar with our parish priests. We’ve not visited a monestary, so we read these picture books about these holy men who serve our Church.
Catholic Picture Books about the Mass and the Sacraments
Taking my children to Mass can certainly be a challenge. By reading these books, I’m teaching my children the importance of Mass, what goes on, how I expect them to participate and more.
Catholic Picture Books : Saint Collections
Didn’t find one of your favorite saints listed by month? These collections house some of the best known Catholic saints, as well as ones that are more obscure.
An Alphabet of Catholic Saints
Saints for Girls: A First Book for Little Catholic Girls
Saints for Boys: A First Book for Little Catholic Boys
Lives and Legends of the Saints
Saints: Lives and Illuminations
More Saints:Lives and Illuminations
Need more ideas? You’ll want to explore this list of Catholic saints books for children.
Catholic Picture Books – Bible Stories (Old Testament)
We use the Golden Children’s Bible for studying in our homeschool curriculum, along with the Catholic Children’s Bible. For some of our favorite stories, we pull out picture books of the Bible stories.
These are also great for taking to Mass.
Catholic Picture Books: The Life of Jesus
Want some Catholic picture books focused on the life of Jesus? These look like the perfect addition to your collection.
I’m sure I’ve missed at least one of your favorite Catholic picture books – drop me a message in the comments, and I’ll add it into this list.