From Afar by Roger Thomas is a fascinating fictional look at the Three Wise Men.
Listen to the latest Homeschooling Saints Podcast on Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature featuring Joseph Pearce.
Our friends from Catholic Teen Fiction are back with this video exploring the topic of temptation in Catholic fiction.
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 →
Earlier this year, the writers from CatholicTeenBooks.com released Secrets: Visible and Invisible, a collection of short stories. At the time, my reading pile was too high to get to read it, so I simply shared information about the book for anyone who was interested. Recently, they contacted me and asked if I had time to read it now. I’m so… Read more →
Looking for some inspiring, enjoyable Catholic fiction for your teenage daughter? Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino may be just what you are looking for. Maria and Emilia Salvini are two gifted teens growing up in 18th-century Milan. In one way, they have been extremely blessed in that their father believed in educating girls. Her father’s favorite, Maria is fluent… Read more →
St. Dymphna of Ireland, the patron saint of those suffering from mental illness, hears a lot from me. I ask for her intercession daily both for myself and for several people I care about. For this reason, I was excited to read The King’s Prey, a fictional telling of her life story by Susan Peek. Very little is known about… Read more →
Reading Comprehension will be a favorite subject in your homeschool when it means reading intriguing tales about people from other lands! In Our Friends from Other Lands, your child will read about Carmen, who lives in the Philippines in a “village on sticks”; the Japanese boy-martyr Thomas Kozaki, who knew how to put ﬁrst things ﬁrst; and the people of… 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 →
A group of authors writing primarily for Catholic and other Christian teens has launched the website CatholicTeenBooks.com. The website provides teen readers, parents, catechists, homeschool co-ops, youth ministers, teachers and others with direct links to exciting, well-crafted books that raise the heart and mind to God and reflect the fullness and beauty of the Catholic faith. The site is organized… Read more →