Mary and the 50 States

Mary and the 50 States is a beautiful picture book by Brenda and George Nippert. For the 200th birthday of America in 1976, a litany was written in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This book uses those titles – assigning one title of Mary to each state. Each title, from “Our Lady of the …

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New Molly McBride Book About Obedience

Molly McBride and the Christmas Pageant: A Story About the Virtue of Obedience (MMCP) makes its way into Catholic family collections this holiday season. Christmas Pageant is the fourth Catholic children’s picture book in the series by Ohio author/illustrator Jean Schoonover-Egolf. The kindergarten class at Holy Trinity School is having a Christmas pageant, complete with …

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Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature

Listen to the latest Homeschooling Saints Podcast on Inspiring Our Children to Love Literature featuring Joseph Pearce.  

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Have You Ever Thought About Drawing God?

Have you ever thought about how you would draw God? Drawing God by Karen Kiefer (Paraclete Press) is a new picture book that examines that question. Emma is a young girl who goes to a trip to an art museum where she is inspired by the works of Picasso. She wants to draw something spectacular, …

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Beautiful Historic Fiction

Playing By Heart by Carmela Martino This beautifully written Young Adult novel centers around the strong faith of two sisters, Emilia and Maria, and their extraordinary talents. The book is set in 18th Century Milan, Italy and focuses on their relationships with their father, as well as their struggle to follow the paths they believe …

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The Gift of Music Combined with Prayer

Music is one of God’s greatest gifts to us.  Children are naturally moved by music and respond to it even before they are born!  There is no better place to foster this development than in your home.  Fun musical play activities create an effective learning environment and foster family bonding.  When children interact with parents, they learn.  …

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Free Division Worksheet from Education.com

Our friends at Education.com are sharing a free summer-themed division worksheet with Today’s Catholic Homeschooling readers. Make math a part of your summer fun with this themed worksheet. Slide down to Education.com for more math games, worksheets, and resources. Download Worksheet: Division Worksheet PDF Download Worksheet with Answers: Division Worksheet with Answers PDF  

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New Catholic Middle Grade Fiction – One Shall Lead

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 …

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Faith through Fiction – Temptation

Our friends from Catholic Teen Fiction are back with this video exploring the topic of temptation in Catholic fiction.

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Catholic Brain – Catholic Faith Formation

Catholic Brain, a Catholic faith formation program, offers over 5000 educational resources to help you share the Catholic faith with your children. It features animated videos, songs, games, lesson plans, printables, and quizzes. It also offers a reading for each day, as well as a video and saint of the day. In addition, there are …

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