Saint Nicholas Books & Pamphlets
from Other Sources
Fling Wide the Doors! An Advent and Christmastime Calendar
Liturgy Training Publications,
12-inches high; List: $15.00
Ages: families with elementary-age children and older; adults, too
This calendar is once again available!This Advent calendar follows the church year with biblical characters and saints, including John the Baptist, Nicholas, Lucy, and Los Posadas and the O Antiphons. It begins November 30th (St. Andrew's Day) and continues through Epiphany (January 6) and the Baptism of our Lord. It forms a free-standing tower with translucent pictures which may be lighted from within. Comes with a booklet with short daily prayers and readings.
Purchase from Liturgy Training Publications
A Perfect Christmas
Regina Orthodox Press, 2003
Ages: older to adultTold as a classic Russian Orthodox folk tale, a modern child meets the real St. Nicholas and learns a bit about compassion and the saint himself. Sumptuous illustrations by Niko Chocheli portray the Byzantine saint, accompanying lengthy text.
• The Story of Amerigo: Sinterklaas' Beloved Horse
Carolyn Stich Studio, 2022
Holland, MichiganSweet story with engaging illustrations tells how Amerigo became Sinterklaas' horse. Includes Dutch customs.
Purchase from Etsy
The Cheerful Giver
Clockfly Technologies, 2022
$5.00Tell this nice St. Nicholas' story with animated story telling. Download the Coptic Smart Kids app (both Apple App Store & Google Play) that narrates the story on a phone and fits into the pop-up book to tell the story. You need the Smart Book Serial Number code that comes with the book to activate the story on the app. Click for illustration.
Purchase from St. Verena Bookstore
• Saint Nicholas Activity Mural: The Life, Legends, and Miracles of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
Morehouse/Dumb Ox Publications, 1990/2016
$9.95Background on Nicholas' life, timeline of his era, 11 stories, and pictures to color and mount to make an icon-type picture with scenes from the life of the saint—for teachers and families. This is a complete reprint of the original published by Morehouse. The individual scenes of St. Nicholas life are to be colored, cut-out, and mounted to form a 18x24-inch poster of a hagiographic St Nicholas icon.
Purchase from Dumb Ox Publications
The Story of Saint Nicholas
Nippert & Co. Artworks, 2010
10 pack $8.00; 30/$20.00 30 with wall story $30.00
Teaching pictures or wall story
8 page booklet to assembleWestern depiction with quasi-modern clothing; nice introduction to the saint; teacher resource
Purchase from catholicartworks.com
Sacred Art Coloring Portfolio
Stained Glass Christmas
Nippert & Co Artworks, 2016
16 11 x 14-inch artist quality vellum prints, board and color guide
Teens and adultsStained glass images to color or paint include St. Nicholas, the Christ Child, Our Lady of the Snows, Our Lady of Guadalupe, two nativity scenes, wise men, Mary and Joseph on donkey going to Bethelehem, and again fleeing away with the Babe, angels, and four advent wreaths.
Purchase from CatholicArtWorks
• The Saints: an adult coloring book
Ave Maria Press, 2016
Notre Dame, Indiana
$9.95Collection of thirty saints, including Ss. Nicholas, Mary, Peter, Paul, Francis, Lucy, Brendan, Michael and Gabriel Archangels, Anne, Cecilia, and more—both familiar and not so familiar. Lovely detailed drawings from the artist's pen and ink artwork.Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.co.uk, amazon.ca
St. Nicholas: The Original Santa Claus
American Catholic.org (St. Anthony Messenger Press), 2011
Handout leaflet, 4 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inchesArticles: St. Nicholas the Original Santa, St. Nick & Catholic Tradition, Honor St. Nick as a Family, How to Celebrate St. Nick's Day
Purchase from Liguori Publications
• Our Colourful Church Year
Don Bosco Publications,
Elementary age children & familiesThis 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 appropriate for Protestants as well, who may simply skip a section or two. All about celebration, it is a great find!