Saints Books for Children

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  • A Litany of Saints

    Ball, Ann
    Our Sunday Visitor, 1993

    An introduction to the Litany of Saints followed by information on all the saints named in the litany.

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  • Sister Wendy's Book of Saints

    Beckett, Sister Wendy
    Loyola Press, 1998

    Engaging stories of nineteen saints, illustrated with classic Italian art.

  • The A-B-C of the Saints

    Charitas, Sister Mary
    Catechetical Guild, Saint Paul, MN, 1940

    A saint rhyme for each letter of the alphabet

  • Saints for Kids by Kids

    Charlebois, Robert; Holden, Mary Sue and Mange, Marilyn Diggs
    Liguori Publications, 1984

    Stories of eight saints, retold by kids

  • The Red Book of Saints

    Chaundler, Christine
    A. R. Mowbray, 1960

    Stories of nine saints, including, "The Story of St. Nicolas," pp. 22–33

  • Patron Saints: Catholic Cardlinks

    Craughwell, Thomas J.
    Our Sunday Visitor, 2004

    48 saints shown on cards with illustration and information; cards are riveted to form a "book" that fans open

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  • Ten Saints

    Farjeon, Eleanor
    Oxford University Press, 1936

    Excellent retellings of the saint's legends, with illustrations by Helen Sewell, and a rhyme for each saint

  • An Alphabet of Saints for Young People

    Flavin, Pamels
    Athena Press, 2009

    Simple stories of twenty-six saints, black/white illustration for each.

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  • Gay Legends of the Saints

    Frances Margaret Fox
    Sheed & Ward, 1942

    Introduction to saints with stories of twenty-six

  • Can You Find Saints? Inroducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women

    Gallery, Philip D., illustrated by Janet L. Harlow
    St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2003

    Introduction to about 75 saints in "find Waldo" style. There are 13 searches with detailed illustrations and a parents' guide for each search. There is just a bit of information on each saint.

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  • Beggars, Beasts and Easter Fire: Stories of Early Saints

    Greene, Carol
    Lion, 1993

    Stories of twenty saints, nicely illustrated.

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  • Early Saints of God

    Hartman, Bob
    Augsburg, 1998

    Fifteen saint stories.

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  • Stories of Everyday Saints: 40 stories with Bible links and related activities

    Heley, Veronica
    The Bible Reading Fellowship, Oxford, England, 2002

    A double page spread for each saint with story, prayer, symbol, and activity suggestions, useful for teachers and includes photocopy permission

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  • Saints for Advent

    Inkel, Sr. Maxine
    Creative Communications for the Parish, 1997, 2017
    Fenton, Missouri

    A saint for every Advent day; a story, message, activity and prayer for each saint; booklet.

  • Saints of Note: The Comic Collection

    Jenkins, Diana Rl, illustrated by Patricia Storms
    Pauline Books & Media, 2009

    Comic strip introduction to 14 saints that originally appeared in "My Friend: The Catholic Magazine for Kids;" bonus information pages for each saint

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  • Stories of the Saints

    Knijpenga, Siegwart
    Floris Books, 1993

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  • The Children's Book of Saints

    Lee, F. H.
    George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1940
    London, England

    Stories of nine saints including Nicholas, George, Patrick, Bridget, Francis, Christopher, Jerome, Elizabeth, and Joan; illustrated with line drawings

  • Bedtime Stories of the Saints: For Little Ones

    Lee, F. M., D.SS.R.
    Liguori, 1964

    Pamphlet with stories of eleven saints

  • Prayers to My Favorite Saints: Part 1

    Lovasik, Lawrence G., S.V.D.
    Catholic Book Publishing Company, 2002

    Sixteen simple prayers for the saints, with a bit of information for each one

  • New Picture Book of Saints: Illustrated Lives of the Saints for Young And Old

    Lovasik, Lawrence G., S.V.D.
    Catholic Book Publishing Company, 1979

    Brief introduction to about one hundred saints.

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  • Saints of the Seasons for Children

    Marbach, Ethel Pochocki
    St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1989

    Stories of the saints for each season, for elementary age children

  • A Child's Paradise of Saints

    McLees, Nun Nectaria
    Christ the Saviour Brotherhood Publishing, 2000

    Stories of fifteen saints illustrated with icon-style drawings.

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  • Saints Tell Their Stories

    Mitchell, Patricia
    The Word Among Us Press, Frederick, Maryland, 2009

    Nicely illustrated stories of twenty-six saints, told in the first-person

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  • Little Book of Saints, Volume 1,

    Muldoon, Kathleen M.
    Pauline Books & Media, 2005

    Simple introductory stories of ten saints, each with a full-page illustration, good for young children.

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  • The Saint Book: for parents, teachers, homilists, storytellers and children

    Newland, Mary Reed
    Seabury, 1979

    A careful and engaging introduction to about fifty saints in the Roman Calendar

  • Faith Keepers: Holy Card Maker: Printable Holy Cards on CD

    Nippert, Brenda & George
    Nippert & Co. Artworks, 2007

    110 holy cards, mostly saints, also including Stations of the Cross and a few others. Each design in full color and as a line drawing to be colored. May also be printed as small posters.

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  • An Alphabet of Catholic Saints

    Nippert, Brenda & George
    Joseph's Heartprint, Nippert & Co. Artworks, 2006

    A saint for each letter of the alphabet, with illustration, rhyme and a sentence of background.

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  • Winter Saints: Stories for the Days of Advent and Christmas

    Nussbaum, Melissa Musick
    Liturgy Training Publications, 1998

    One story for each day, beginning November 26. A large variety of saints is included, both ancient and modern. Nicholas is given an excellent summary and includes the dowry story, stopping an execution, and the famine account. Bright illustrations and prayer suggestions for the seasons.

  • Legends of the Saints

    Petry, Ann
    Thomas Y. Crowell, 1970

    Book of ten saints, with attractive illustrations by noted artist Anne Rockwell.

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  • A Storybook of Saints

    Pham, Elizabeth Hanna
    Sophia Institute Press, 2020
    Manchester, New Hampshire

    Ages 5 - 8

    Simple narrative stories of fifty saints told to be a storybook. Stories focus on a saint's memorable event put into a narrative that presents the saints in a contemporary mode; these are not more complete biographies. Illustrated with line drawings.

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  • The Everything Saints Book: Discover the lives of the saints throughout history

    Rejnis, Ruth
    Adams Media Corporation, 2001

    Much information about many saints--facts, profiles, quotations and more. Good information about St Nicholas.

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  • A Little Book of Saints

    Rhodes, Margaret G.
    A. R. Mowbray, 1960

    Short accounts of eighteen saints, each with an illustration by Marjorie Anderson

  • Fun with Saints: Coloring a & Activity Book

    Richards, Virginia Helen and D. Thomas Halpin
    Pauline Books & Media, 2009
    Saints included: Mary, Joseph, Paul, Nicholas, Monica, Patrick, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Elizabeth of Hungary, Clare, Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Juan Diego, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Rose of Lima, Lorenzo Ruiz, Martin de Porres, Isaac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha, Bernadette, Damien of Molokai, Thérèse of Lisieux, Bl. Jacinta & Francisco Marto, Faustina Kowalska, Bakhita of Sudan, Katharine Drexel, Pio of Pietrelcina and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta.

    A coloring page and activity page each for 30 different saints, some well-known, others less so.

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  • The Lion Book of Tales and Legends

    Rock, Lois
    Lion Publishing, London, 2003

    Seventeen stories of popular saints, well-told and nicely illustrated. Highly recommended.

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  • Saintly Tales and Legends (US edition)

    Rock, Lois
    Pauline Books & Media, 2003

    Seventeen stories of popular saints, well-told and nicely illustrated. Highly recommended

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  • Saints: Lives & Illuminations

    Sanderson, Ruth
    Eerdmans, 2003

    Lovely book introduces thirty-six saints.

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  • 101 Saints and Special People

    Schauber, Vera & Schindler, Michael
    Don Bosco Publications, 2003

    Very nicely illustrated book with stories and pictures for all the saints. One saint to a page, some double-page spreads. Stories follow saints days through the year.

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  • The Lion Treasury of Saints: From the time of Jesus to the present day

    Self, David
    Lion Publishing, Oxford, 2003

    An exceptional book of saints; beautifully illustrated; more than a hundred saints grouped by historical period. Highly recommended.

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  • Happy Saints eBook 2

    Ten, Victor
    Parusian Publishing, 2012
    Printable PDFs for 15 saints: Ss. Anthony of Padua, Catherine of Siena, Dominic of Guzman, Elizabeth of Hungary, Joan of Arc, John Bosco, Josemaria Escrivá, Maria Goretti, Maximimilian Kolbe, Nicholas, Patrick, Philomena, Rose of Lima, Thomas Aquinas & Vincent De Paul.
    Printables include posters, greeting cards, prayer cards, coloring pages and badges

    Bright, cheery saint graphics with a bit of information about each

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  • Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children

    Tesoriero, Bart; illustrated by Michael Adams
    Aquinas Kids, 2012
    Phoenix, Arizona

    One page introduction to sixty saints; each with a full-page color illustration and prayer

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  • Saints of the Byzantine World

    Thompson, Blanche Jennings
    Vision Books, Farrar, Straus & Cudahy, 1961

    Stories of twenty saints of the Eastern Church

  • Simple Stories about Saints

    Thomson, Ronald W.
    Carey Press, 1946

    Stories of thirty-one saints: British patron saints, British saints, saints of the world and saints and animals

  • Stories of the Saints: Bold and Inspiring Tales of Adventure, Grace, and Courage

    Wallace, Carey; Nick Thornborrow, illustrator
    Workman Publishing, 2020
    New York, New York
    Ages 10 and up

    Wonderful introduction to seventy saints—some well known like Nicholas, Francis of Assisi, Lucy, Basil, and Joan of Arc—some less well known like Blaise, Pachomius, Genevieve, Cyril and Methodius, and Angela Merici. Illustrations are bold and stylized, appealing to folks surrounded by digital images. Each saint's dates, location, symbols, feast days, and patronages are listed.

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  • Their Way

    Watson, Katherine Williams
    Albert Whitman & Company, 1945

    Anthology of saints and other stories nicely illustrated by Lucille Wallower

  • Saints and Their Stories

    Webling, Peggy
    Nisbet & Co. Ltd., London, 1940

    Stories for twenty saints, eight lovely illustrations, but not of St. Nicholas

  • Book of Saints

    Welborn, Amy
    Loyola Press, 2001

    Stories of more than sixty saints, grouped by attribute (love children, teach us to pray, help the poor and sick, etc.). 3-4 page stories, each ending with a thought question.

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  • Six O'Clock Saints

    Windham, Joan
    Sheed & Ward, 1934

    Fifteen stories told for young children, illustrated by Marigold Hunt

  • The Assorted Saints and the Virtues

    Windle, Margaret
    Growing with the Saints, 2006

    Five saint stories, including Juan Diego, Brigid, Martin, Nicholas and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, lovely contemporary illustrations

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More Books About St. Nicholas
Basic Books about St. Nicholas
Picture Books for Younger Children (and all ages)
Picture Books for Older Children
Books for Older Children
Saints Books for Adults
Saints Books for Children
Activity Books and Other Resources
Christmas Books with St. Nicholas
Related Books
Books in Other Languages
Children's Books in Other Languages

Digital Media

Church Year Resource Books for Families

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