Teaching Catholic Kids has gathered some of the best books to gift this Christmas from our parent company, OSV. Find these books and more at the OSV Catholic Bookstore.
For the family
Bring your family to Jesus through Mary with Marian Consecration for Families with Young Children. Featuring a traditional 33-day preparation for consecration, this book is written and beautifully illustrated to help children ages 3-7 to understand and grow in faith and Marian devotion. Each day includes an image of Mary, a short reflection, and discussion questions to spark faith-filled conversations.
Children will learn their ABCs and connect with the saints and their symbols in this adorable board book. While they learn the alphabet and letter sounds, they will also learn to love and respect beloved saints, from Augustine to Zélie. Perfect for gift-giving or to add to your own child’s library, Glory Be Saints A to Z is a wonderful way to promote reading readiness and reinforce the Catholic Faith through the lives of the saints.
Help your preschooler or kindergartener fall in love with the Catholic Faith with OSV Kids, a new monthly magazine from OSV designed to bring your domestic Church to life. The engaging stories and activities — in a just-right kid-size package — will help your little ones come to know, love and live the liturgical year in your home as they grow. Delivered each month, kids will love getting snail mail! Perfect for grandchildren and Godchildren.
For sacrament preparation
This beautiful First Communion journal is full of fun ways for Catholic kids to prepare for, remember, and live out their First Holy Communion. With its colorful design, prayers, devotions, special activities, and quotes from the saints and Scriptures, the My First Communion Journal can be used both before and after the child’s First Communion day.
Be Yourself: A Journal for Catholic Boys was designed for boys to understand their identity and individuality, with the help of their Catholic faith. Packed full of great art, quizzes, journaling questions, quotes from the saints, Scripture verses, and passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Be Yourself journal helps boys become the men God created them to be.
Packed with beautiful artwork, quizzes, journaling questions, inspirational quotes from seven female saints, and passages from the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Scripture, the Be Yourself! journal is a fun way to help girls become the women God created them to be. Ages 9 and up.
Something a little fun!
Children will be delighted with this beautiful set of cards that, when placed together, form a large illustration of Saint Francis of Assisi’s life. Each flashcard-sized piece features an event in the great saint’s life, while the reverse side tells a story and includes questions, Scripture, and an activity to help children learn to love Jesus like Saint Francis did. Saint Francis of Assisi Story Cards come in a handy storage box and are perfect for home, school, or parish use. These are sure to become every child’s favorite story-time puzzle.
Also available for Mother Teresa, St. John Paul II and St. Thérèse of Lisieux.