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Children's Church Year & Holiday Cycle Books

Out-of-print books may be found in libraries or the used book market. Both Amazon and are helpful sources. 

= some of our favorites
  • Around the Year

    Beskow, Elsa Maartman

    Floris Books, 1927 (Swedish), 1988, 2008

    Mini edition from Amazon

    Picture book: the months of the year are presented in poetry with a lovely illustration; some Christian references; it also provides the opportunity to talk about things your family does in those months

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  • Our Colourful Church Year

    Hebert, Esther, Gesa Rensmann & Marina Spinkova, Adapted from the German by Kathleen Pearce

    Don Bosco Publications, 2004

    This delightful little book is the best I've found to introduce the liturgical year to children—and adults who need some refreshing. It includes all major festivals and six saints (Nicholas, Barbara, Lucy, Stephen, Valentine, and Martin). The church year is put into the context of the seasons and illustrated with bright, attractive pictures. Roman Catholic, it is approriate for Protestants as well, who may simply skip a section or two. All about celebration, it is a great find!

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  • A Child's Guide to the Holy Eucharist: Rite II Updated!

    Horton, Sarah

    Morehouse Publishing, 1999

    New York, New York

    Elementary age children

    The full text of Episcopal Eucharist is presented with explanatory cartoons and commentary; an aid to anyone looking to understand Eucharistic services.

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  • What We Do in Church: An Anglican Child's Activity Book Updated!

    Kitch, Anne E.

    Morehouse Publishing, 2004

    Ages 5 - 9

    Many hands-on activities—word games, mazes, connect the dots, and more—help adults and children learn more about worship.

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  • High Days and Holidays: Celebrating the Christian Year

    Self, David

    Lion Publishing, 1993

    Readable introductions to twenty festival days with photographs and line drawings. Good background.

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  • Feasts and Festivals

    Storr, Catherine, illustrated by Jenny Rhodes

    Patrick Hardy Books, 1983

    London, United Kingdom

    British feasts & festivals beautifully illustrated by month: Twelfth Night, Up-Helly-Aa, Candlemas, Valentines, Shrove Tuesday, St Patrick's, Oranges & Lemons, April Fool's, Palm Sunday, Easter, St. George's, May Dawn, May Day, Fairy Dance, Lady Godiva, Midsummer's Eve, St Swithin, St James, Swan-Upping, Clipping the Church, Plague Sunday, Harvest, Horn Dance, Bellringers' Feast, Goose Fair, Souling, Halloween, Bonfire Night, Martinmas, St. Nicholas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve.

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  • A Time to Keep: The Tasha Tudor Book of Holidays

    Tudor, Tasha

    Rand, McNally
    Simon & Schuster, 1977, 1985, 1996

    Chicago, New York

    Holidays and activities for each month, described as observed in New England in the early 1900s. Christian festivals are present, but not identified as such.

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  • Let Us Pray: A little kid's guide to the Eucharist Updated!

    Turrell, Jennie

    Morehouse Publishing, 2014

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania/New York, New York

    Sheep lead the way through the entire Eucharistic liturgy of the Episcopal Church; useful for other liturgical churches, as well.

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  • Over and Over

    Zolotow, Charlotte

    Harper & Row, 1957

    Ages four to eight

    New York, New York

    A curious little girl keeps wondering, "What happens next?" The story goes through the cycle of seasons and holidays: Christmas, Valentines, Easter, vacation, Halloween, Thanksgiving and birthday. At the end she wishes for it to all happen again . . . and it does, over and over.
    My daughter loved this book and we read it over and over and over.

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