A Lesson in Patience

LET’S READ Moon’s First Friends: One Giant Leap for Friendship by Susanna Leonard Hill. Illustrated by Elisa Paganelli. This book is a wonderful combination of fiction and nonfiction, telling the tale of the Moon who waits and waits and waits for visitors, and the story of the real people who walk on its surface for […]

A Lesson in Gratitude

LET’S READ  Before You Sleep: A Bedtime Book of Gratitude by Annie Cronin Romano; Illustrated by Ioana Hobai What is the most important thing that you do before you sleep? This beautiful picture book encourages your children to think about their blessings before bed, using their five senses as a guide. What did you hear, […]

A Lesson in Freedom

LET’S READ W Is for Welcome by Brad Herzog. This beautiful book stirs the melting pot that is the United States of America, just in time for the Fourth of July. It provides the perfect opportunity to explore the concept of God-given freedom: the ability to choose to do the right thing. We are carried […]

A Lesson in the Joys of Summer

LET’S READ The World is Awake: A Celebration of Everyday Blessings by Linsey Davis with Joseph Bottum, and illustrated by Lucy Fleming This beautiful book celebrates “the day the Lord has made,” a joyful family experience of nature and time together. It’s a great way to look ahead to summer fun and relaxation. Davis, Linsey, […]

A Lesson Celebrating Catholic Fathers

LET’S READ Hush Little Bunny, by David Ezra Stein This charming picture book follows a father and child duo as they head out to explore the world, all new to the young bunny. Using the rhythm of the much-loved lullaby, Hush, Little Baby, the story is a gentle celebration of the gift of fatherhood in […]

A Lesson on the Holy Spirit

LET’S READ WIND by Carol Thompson      Thompson, Carol. Wind. Childs Play-International, 2014. You can get the book at your local library, local independent bookstore, or… This simple little book beautifully captures our experience of the wind, the way it feels, the way it sounds, and the things we see wind do. We cannot see wind; […]

A Lesson on Prayer for Others

LET’S READ When I Pray for You by Matthew Paul Turner.  Illustrated by Kimberley Barnes     Turner, Matthew Paul. When I Pray for You. WaterBrook, 2019. Pick up the book at your local library, independent book seller or… LET’S THINK  For us: Prayer, says Scripture, arises from our hearts. That is where our need […]

A Lesson in Courage

LET’S READ A Little Chicken by Tammi Sauer      Sauer, Tammi, and Dan Taylor. A Little Chicken. Sterling Children’s Books, 2019. Find this book at your local library, bookstore, OR… How can you celebrate Memorial Day and teach about the virtue of courage at the same time? Read A Little Chicken with your little ones. LET’S […]

A Lesson on Creation and Evolution

LET’S READ Earth! My First 4.5 Billion Years      McAnulty, Stacy, and David Litchfield. Earth!: My First 4.6 Billion Years. Henry Holt and Company, 2018. Get the book at your local library, bookseller, or… LET’S THINK For us: What does the Catholic Church have to say about evolution? This is such an important question […]