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Bambinelli Sunday A Christmas Blessing

Bambinelli Sunday A Christmas Blessing

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Alessandro is staying with his grandparents, who run a small shop that sells figures for the presepe (Nativity scene), while his parents look for work in another country. To help with the boy's loneliness, his grandfather encourages Alessandro to make his own figure of the baby Jesus. They will bring that figure to Rome in two weeks to have it blessed by the Holy Father on Bambinelli Sunday. Through the events that occur in the time leading up to receiving the blessing in St. Peter's Square, Alessandro comes to see his world in a new way, and receives the best surprise of all in the end.

This book for children ages 7-10 tells a wonderful story about sharing, comfort, generosity, and forgiveness through the lens of a long-standing Italian tradition. The beautiful illustrations and timeless story make this a treasure Advent and Christmas resource for generations to come.

Breakfast in Bethlehem

Breakfast in Bethlehem

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This charming story tells the tale of a young boy's dream, and his journey to Bethlehem to witness the events of the Christmas story. His young life is so moved that he asks for a very special gift for Christmas from his grandfather.  Hardcover.

Author:  Fr. Edward Looney

Christmas Fun Bible Activity Book

Christmas Fun Bible Activity Book

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Need a fun way to help children ages 4-7 learn about the true meaning of Christmas? This activity book is designed to teach children all about Our Lord's nativity using puzzles and activities to accompany this favorite Bible story. Now you can actively engage children and reinforce the reason for the season--the birth of Christ.
Christmas Light

Christmas Light

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Cold, cranky, and restless one winter's night, the young daughter of a Bethlehem innkeeper is bothered to wakefulness by the crowded, comfortless condition of her family's sleeping loft. Recalling the young couple staying in the stable out back, she arises to bring them some fire for warmth. There she approaches the newborn Babe asleep in the manger and has an encounter that changes her mood and alters her life forever. Claudia Cangilla McAdam's marvelous retelling of the Christmas story demonstrates to children how an encounter with Christ can change their lives ... eternally.
Christmas Pageant That Almost Wasn't: A Brother Francis Storybook

Christmas Pageant That Almost Wasn't: A Brother Francis Storybook

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A Christmas Story from Brother Francis

Brother Francis and his friends are set to put together the Christmas pageant that everyone looks forward to. Everything is working smoothly until rivalry for one of the most important roles nearly topples the production. A humorous tale with lessons on humility, getting along, and the real meaning of Christmas!

Drawn into Christmas - A Coloring Book Devotional Inspire Your Heart and Creative Spirit

Drawn into Christmas - A Coloring Book Devotional Inspire Your Heart and Creative Spirit

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Combining thoughtful devotions with original, hand-drawn art, Bogart's Drawn Into Christmas is a perfect choice for anyone wanting to find a moment to relax and reflect during the busy holiday season. The unique combination devotional and adult coloring book blends thought-provoking writings with beautiful drawings to customize with your own style and color. Using Scripture, hymns, carols, beloved traditions, and personal stories, these devotions draw you closer to God as you are drawn more fully into Christmas.
Drinking With Saint Nick

Drinking With Saint Nick

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Raise your spirits and toast Saint Nick!

Hot gin toddies. Smoking rosemary old fashioneds. A "wet" Advent calendar. Now you can experience Christmas the way it was meant to be celebrated: with festive cocktails and a lively history of Saint Nicholas and other saints! Michael Foley, author of Drinking with the Saints, presents holiday drink recipes; beer, wine, and cider recommendations; and witty instruction on how to honor the saints in this exquisite gift book that will make your Christmas more spirited than ever before.

"With lively stories and delicious drink recipes, this book takes us on a rollicking journey through the lives of the saints. What a fun and fabulous way to engage with your faith during the holidays." -- Jennifer Fulwiler, author of One Beautiful Dream and host of the Jennifer Fulwiler Show on the Catholic Channel

First Christmas

First Christmas

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In The First Christmas, children will encounter the timeless story of Jesus' birth. They will learn of the angel Gabriel, young Mary and her husband Joseph, Mary's cousin Elizabeth, kind innkeepers, dazzled shepherds, faithful Magi, evil kings and an old holy man named Simeon. The adventure of history's holiest night awaits!

Guess Who's in the Manger? A Christmas Story

Guess Who's in the Manger? A Christmas Story

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Told from the perspective of a barn owl, Guess Who's in the Manger is a beautiful Christmas story sure to delight children four to seven years old--and their parents as well. Guess Who's in the Manger is perfect for reading aloud (what child doesn't enjoy the gentle "hoo" of an owl, reflected here in the sound of "who's in the manger?"). Written by Vicki Howie, author of Once Upon a Silent Night, this Christmas story is sure to delight.

Jesus Calling The Christmas Story

Jesus Calling The Christmas Story

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Jesus Calling(R): The Story of Christmas uniquely teaches the Christmas story to your children by starting at creation and sharing that Jesus has always been present and that God has always had a plan for Christmas. Bible verses and Jesus Calling devotions are on every spread of this beautifully illustrated book with foil and glitter on the cover.

Teach your children the story of Christmas . . . starting from creation! In Jesus Calling(R) The Story of Christmas, children will discover that God always had a plan for Christmas.

Christ was chosen before the world was made.

--1 Peter 1:20

The Christmas story began long, long ago. Before the angel Gabriel told Mary she would have God's Son. Before the shepherds saw the angels and before the wise men saw the star.

Even before the sun and the moon shone for the first time, before the first cows ever moooed and the first monkeys ever climbed! Before Adam and Even took their first walk in the Garden of Eden, God had a plan for Christmas.

From the beginning of time, God had a plan to save his children. That plan was Jesus!

Jesus Calling(R) The Story of Christmas is a durable board book that will hold up for even the most active families. Curl up with your little ones around the Christmas tree with Jesus Calling(R): The Story of Christmas.

Joseph's Donkey

Joseph's Donkey

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Joseph’s Donkeyis the heartwarming tale of a noble donkey purchased by St. Joseph shortly before his marriage to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The trusted creature helps Joseph in his carpentry business by hauling wood and stones, but he also plays a key role in all the major events recorded in the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels: he carries Mary to Bethlehem, where she gives birth to Jesus; he takes the Holy Family to Egypt to escape the evil king Herod; and he shuttles the family to Jerusalem, where the twelve-year-old Jesus gets “lost” in the Temple and is then found again. 

This rich and beautifully illustrated book will be a source of stirring entertainment for children, who will fall in love with the strong, dignified, humble, hardworking donkey. But more importantly, Joseph’s Donkey will introduce children in a potent way to the mysterious and wonderful character of St. Joseph himself. For the donkey in this story is a mirror image of the honorable head of the Holy Family. Thus, in coming to know and cherish the donkey, children will come to appreciate and grow close to Jesus’ foster father — the person whom God the Father chose above all others to watch over, guide, and protect His only begotten Son. 

Light for the World-A Catholic Kids Guide to Advent and Christmas

Light for the World-A Catholic Kids Guide to Advent and Christmas

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This Advent, help your entire family prepare for the birth of Jesus with Light for the World: A Catholic Kid's Guide for Advent and Christmas. Written and illustrated for your entire family, this softcover book explains Catholic traditions and feast days that we celebrate throughout the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Light for the World is just what your family needs to truly know and appreciate the "Reason for the Season".

Pages: 54

Light of Christmas Morning

Light of Christmas Morning

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The best and most important gift we receive at Christmas is the infant Jesus, the true light of the world who refreshes hearts, revives souls, and restores hope.

The Light of Christmas Morning shares a heartwarming family tradition that honors the divine gift of the Savior -- before the other gifts around the Christmas tree are opened. Filled with beautiful original artwork, this book celebrates family faith and holiday traditions while always keeping Christ Jesus at the center and capturing the tenderness and warmth of the home we long for at Christmas.

Sure to become a family favorite, this story will touch hearts, minds, and souls with the authentic embrace of Christmas.

Little Angels Christmas Story

Little Angels Christmas Story

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Let the Little Angels bring you all the way to Bethlehem where you will meet Mary and Joseph, and baby Jesus in the manger. See the shepherds and wise men ....and know that angels are all around you. Delightful pastel illustrations and a charming story make this picture book perfect for the youngest of children during Advent and Christmas.
Little Lamb Finds Christmas

Little Lamb Finds Christmas

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This charming, full-color children's book tells the Nativity story through the eyes of Lemi, a little lamb. One winter night, Lemi gets lost just outside Bethlehem. His shepherd finds the lost sheep, and then receives heavenly messengers and amazing news.

Children learn about the true Prince of Peace as a peaceful kingdom comes alive on that holy night in the Bethlehem stable.

Margaret's Night in St. Peter's: A Christmas Story Pope's Cat series #2

Margaret's Night in St. Peter's: A Christmas Story Pope's Cat series #2

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Margaret -- The Pope's Cat -- is back! Illustrated in full color.

Bang! Slam! Boom!

Loud sounds in St. Peter's Square had been going on for nearly an hour already. Margaret was annoyed, because as you may know, cats like to sleep. A lot.

The apartment where Margaret lives with the Pope, ever since he adopted her off the streets of Rome, looks out onto St. Peter's Square. And the noises down there kept waking Margaret up.

She rolled over, covering her ears with her paws.

A few minutes later, the sounds began again, as more trucks arrived to unload even more chairs. Beep, beep, beep, beep went the trucks as they backed up to where men in yellow jackets were waiting to unload them. Then came Bang! Slam! Boom! all over again, as the men arranged the chairs in rows facing the portico of St. Peter's Basilica.

All of this was in preparation for a special event to take place the following day, Christmas.

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In this delightful new story from their lives, the Pope takes Margaret on a tour of St. Peter's. But when he's called away to work, Margaret gets lost in the world's largest church. She meets saints, children, tourists, and the artist Michelangelo's famous statue, The Pieta, before being reunited with the Pope as Midnight Mass is about to begin.

My Golden Christmas Board Book

My Golden Christmas Board Book

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My Golden Christmas Book by popular Catholic Book Publishing author Rev. Thomas J. Donaghy introduces young children to the Christmas story, helps them prepare for the birth of Jesus, and describes Christmas celebrations around the world. Bound in padded hardcover and decorated with gilt-edged pages, this book contains beautiful full-color illustrations that will delight children as it teaches them the true meaning of Christmas.

Night the Saints Saved Christmas

Night the Saints Saved Christmas

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What happens when Saint Nick awakes on Christmas Eve with a sore throat and itchy nose? Find out in a Christmas story families and little ones will treasure: The Night the Saints Saved Christmas.

With beautiful illustrations and a memorable rhyme, this children's book tells the story of a magical Christmas Eve when the saints unite to deliver the presents and concludes with a touching reminder about the true meaning of Christmas.

Children will enter more fully into the reason for the season and learn why we give gifts at Christmas, while growing deeper in their love and appreciation for the saints who watch over us and help us.

Oliver The Ornament Christmas Memories

Oliver The Ornament Christmas Memories

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Every Ornament Tells a Story™, now here's a place for you to tell yours. A keepsake log book for you and your family to record the special stories behind your own ornaments. Great gift idea.

Rattle Book Christmas Joy

Rattle Book Christmas Joy

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Christmas Joy is part of a new series of books that integrates a rattle toy into a small board book to appeal to God's littlest ones. The playful illustrations will delight little eyes as they see the Christmas Story come to life in bright and vivid colors. The soft sound of the rattle will keep little ones enthralled and smiling. This book is an excellent gift for Christmas or another special occasion in a young Catholic child's life. Features of this book include:

  • one easily understandable caption each for six events in the Christmas story timeline
  • six vibrant interior illustrations that depict the events
  • an integrated rattle with five colorful beads (green, yellow, red, orange, and blue)
  • EVA foam padding that gives the title additional bulk while adding almost no weight
  • a die-cut for small hands to easily grasp and carry the book

  • Saints of Christmas Activity Book

    Saints of Christmas Activity Book

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    The Saints of Christmas Activity Book includes fun activities and coloring pages corresponding to all six books included in our Saints and Me! series Saints of Christmas set:

  • Mary and Joseph: Models of Faith and Love
  • Nicholas of Myra: Giver of Many Gifts
  • Lucy: A Light for Jesus
  • Francis of Assisi: Keeper of Creation
  • Gianna Beretta Molla: Wife, Mother, and Doctor
  • Martin de Porres: A Beggar from Justice
  • Saints are real-life heroes and heroines of faith who inspire us by their virtues to become more like Christ. In the new series of early reader books, Saints and Me!, the real stories of saints come to life and connect with today's children, ages 4 to 9.

    With 96 pages of coloring and activities, this book makes a great resource for teachers, catechists, and parents. The variety of activities reinforce what is learned in the stories including word searches containing the words in a story, coloring sheets, and games.

    Activities are for children ages 6-9. An answer key is provided.

    Shepherd's Story

    Shepherd's Story

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    2021 Illumination Book Awards, Silver Medal: Holiday

    A familiar, beloved rhyme scheme paired with a fresh perspective on the Christmas story, The Shepherd's Story provides readers with a profound experience alongside a courageous shepherd boy who is searching for meaning in life. Together with the shepherd, readers connect the birth of Christ with their own human experience, learning that one child--a single person--has the possibility of making an extraordinary difference in the world. In the loving arms of his parents, Jesus represents every newborn--and through the shepherd's eyes, parents and children alike recognize Jesus' promise of abundant life and infinite love.

    Come along with the curious young shepherd to explore the human and divine natures of the birth of Jesus--and through this shepherd's witness, discover the wonder, majesty, and promise of all human life.

    Silent Night A Christmas Story

    Silent Night A Christmas Story

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    Both young and old will enjoy the story behind the writing of the famous Christmas song. "Silent Night." Beautiful artwork will give everyone a festive feeling and keep the younger children fascinated while they listen. The family or church group can rejoice together as they sing the traditional hymn together. Hardcover.

    Three Kings Ten Mysteries

    Three Kings Ten Mysteries

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    Were the Three Kings, or Magi, who the Bible says traveled to Bethlehem in search of the Christ Child real, historical figures or simply the stuff of legend?

    For generations, the Magi have inspired art and music. Epiphany, the important Christian feast twelve days after Christmas, is a national holiday in many countries throughout the world. What lies at the heart of this celebration and is it still relevant today?

    Turning to discoveries made by historians, scientists, and theologians, Polish author Grzegorz Górny answers these questions. With gorgeous four-color photographs on every page, he traces the mysteries of the Magi from the Gospel of Matthew to modern-day astronomy to revived Epiphany celebrations on the streets of secularized European capitals.