The YOUCAT for Kids is a Catholic catechism designed for children ages 9 – 13 to read with parents or teachers.
Ginny Kochis of notsoformulaic.com has developed Made for Greatness: A Growth Mindset Journal for Courageous Catholic Youth to help Catholic children and teens ages nine and up to develop a virtuous life and live for God.
The Gate by Nancy Carabio Belanger This YA novel is written from the perspective of the grown-up Joshua, as he looks back and remembers a life-changing time in his past. I loved this book and couldn’t wait to see how the story played out. I was so moved by the friendship of Josh and the elderly gentleman he reluctantly befriends,… Read more →
In One Shall Lead (Within Hearts and Minds) by Catholic Writer’s Guild member Maria Rosati, Christian (the oldest of four children) enters middle school with questions about politics, faith, nationalism, and family. All seem to be pelting him for answers. With the country split on the issues and on the brink of war, Christian’s younger brother Caleb finds an old… Read more →
The Other Side of Freedom by Cynthia T. Toney In case you’re not familiar with Cynthia T. Toney, this very talented writer is the author of the award-winning Bird Face series of books – 8 Notes to a Nobody, 10 Steps to Girlfriend Status, 6 Dates to Disaster, and 3 Things to Forget. I have read them all and thoroughly… Read more →
The Locket’s Secret by K. Kelley Heyne The Locket’s Secret is a sweet yet powerful story about dealing with tragedy. This wonderful book for middle grade students focuses on the importance of family. The story follows Carrie and her family during their move across the country to a new home. This homeschooled teen struggles to deal with leaving her home… Read more →
Looking for a fun adventure for your older elementary or middle school student? This book might just be what you’re looking for. Saving Mount Rushmore is the story of a middle school boy named John, who’s upset to have to spend the summer in South Dakota with an Aunt he barely knows. So much for the fun summer he’d hoped… Read more →
In the Realm of Mist and Mercy by Susan A. Howard is an engaging allegory about the Catholic life for middle-grade or older readers. Waljan is the hero of this tale, an orphan boy found in the woods by Haden as an infant after his parents had given him up in order to follow Asmodeus in the “dark and brooding… Read more →
ArtAchieve Art Lessons for Kids Make it Easy for Anyone to Teach Drawing and Painting ArtAchieve art lessons for kids: Are inspired by art from around the world Include links to related topics in social studies, science, and language arts Enable people who have no art background to teach exciting art classes ArtAchieve drawing lessons for kids comply with the… Read more →
The first volume in CHC’s new art series for 5th–8th grades! “Late have I loved You, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new!” —St. Augustine There are many art programs available for homeschoolers, but none combines art history, art appreciation, art theory, and hands-on art activities like this one! Ever Ancient, Ever New, Level 1 tells the “story of art”… Read more →