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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 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!

Coloring Book Story of St. Nicholas

Coloring Book Story of St. Nicholas

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This is another beautiful colouring book in the Brother Francis series. It helps children know and understand St Nicholas of Myra and the meaning of Christmas gifts.
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

Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories

Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories

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Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories contains two stories: Breakfast in Bethlehem and Flowers from the Shepherd Boy.

In 
Breakfast in Bethlehem, you will journey with an angel to the nativity scene and witness the events of Christmas unfold, including breakfast prepared by the innkeeper. In a story packed with meaning, the boy's grandpa will help him understand the meaning of his dream.

In 
Flowers from the Shepherd Boy, a young boy is caring for his sheep in the fields when he meets the Holy Family and spends time with them before they pass through his fields. It is an unforgettable, life-changing experience for the boy, that he will remember many years later.

This Christmas, 
Fr. Looney's Christmas Stories will bring new meaning to your celebration of Christmas and Epiphany as you imagine the birth of Jesus and the Holy Family's journey to Egypt.

Grumpy Old Ox

Grumpy Old Ox

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This new children's Christmas book by bestselling author Anthony DeStefano tells the story of a mean-spirited, prideful old ox who has lost his sight"€"both physically and spiritually"€"but who nevertheless experiences the transformative power of God's grace after he witnesses the birth of Jesus Christ in a humble stable in Bethlehem.

Illustrated by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, this new holiday book teaches children the true meaning of Christmas while also explaining the central message of Christianity: that faith in Jesus leads us to resurrection and new life.

Moreover, it shows the profound connection between spiritual pride and blindness. Like the main character in Dickens' A Christmas Carol, this Scrooge of an ox is a slave to his own anger and crippled by his own coldness. He seems destined to live out his days frustrated, unhappy and alone"€"until he makes a life-altering decision of faith that brings him the miraculous gift of healing and joy.

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.

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. 

Joy to the World How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does)

Joy to the World How Christ's Coming Changed Everything (And Still Does)

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What could be more familiar than the Christmas story--and yet what could be more extraordinary?

The cast of characters is strange and exotic: shepherds and magicians, an emperor and a despot, angels, and a baby who is Almighty God. The strangeness calls for an explanation, and this book provides it by examining the characters and the story in light of the biblical and historical context.

Bestselling author Scott Hahn who has written extensively on Scripture and the early Church, brings evidence to light, dispelling some of the mystery of the story. Yet Christmas is made familiar all over again by showing it to be a family story. Christmas, as it appears in the New Testament, is the story of a father, a mother, and a child--their relationships, their interactions, their principles, their individual lives, and their common life. To see the life of this earthly trinity is to gaze into heaven.

Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christman Giving

Legend of St. Nicholas: A Story of Christman Giving

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Snuggle up with little ones this Christmas season and read about the origin of St. Nicholas, the story of a man who spent his life secretly helping the poor all over the world, giving gifts on Christmas Eve to remind people of the greatest gift of all, Jesus Christ.

This captivating picture book about thefaith-based origin of St. Nicholas is illustrated by?New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey and written by Dandi Daley Mackall.

The Legend of St. Nicholas:

  • Is perfect for readers 4-8 who are curious about the origin of St. Nicholas or Santa Claus
  • Celebrates the holiday season and teaches little ones about thejoy of giving to others and helping those in need
  • Shows how countries celebrate Christmas traditions across the world
  • Is a faith-based look at the Christmas holiday and giving or receiving gifts
  • With beautiful illustrations and a heartwarming story, ?The Legend of St. Nicholas?is a great family read for the Advent and Christmas season.

    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.

    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.

    Nativity

    Nativity

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    This hardcover children’s book stitches together the stories about the birth of Jesus in an engaging way. From the Annunciation and Visitation all the way to the stable in Bethlehem and beyond, this book will create a space for children to encounter Jesus.

    With engaging storytelling and colorful illustrations on every page, this book is sure to captivate young Catholics. 

    It is written for little Catholics, but even adults will grow closer to Jesus and appreciate the Nativity story all the more through this read-aloud book! With Bible verses cited for each part of the story, adults can read the story and learn more in their own Great Adventure Catholic Bible.

    This book is geared toward ages 3–7, and pairs well with A Very Noisy Stable, which is perfect for slightly younger children ages 3–5.

    Nicholas of Myra: Giver of Gifts

    Nicholas of Myra: Giver of Gifts

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    The story of Saint Nicholas comes to life in colorful, full-page illustrations and lively text for children ages 4 through 9. St. Nicholas was well-known for his joyful spirit of giving. He had a kind heart just like Jesus. Many Christmas traditions were inspired by this holy and loving saint. Author and long-time elementary educator Barbara Yoffie helps readers develop an understanding of saints as real-life heroes and heroines who live all around and inspire us to become more like Christ. Saint Nicholas is one of 6 saints in the Saints of Christmas set, part of the Saints and Me! series.

    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.

    Saint Nicholas God's Gift-Giver

    Saint Nicholas God's Gift-Giver

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    This vibrantly illustrated Shounen-Manga style graphic novel tells the true story of “jolly old” Saint Nick!

    Nicholas isn’t your average bishop: sneaking out at night to help the poor, rescuing sailors from shipwrecks, standing up for his people against corrupt officials... not to mention serving jail time for his faith. Turns out, when you give your life over to Jesus, you never know what’s going to happen next. (for children ages 9 to 12)

    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 at the Crib and the Cross

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    Snowman's Song a christmas story Hardcover

    Snowman's Song a christmas story Hardcover

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    Witness a miracle this Christmas...

    On a snow-covered hill just outside the edge of town, a little girl stumbles upon a melancholy snowman who has spent his entire life wishing for the Gift of Song. The little girl makes the Snowman's life-long wish come true through a simple act of gratitude and compassion that brings young readers back to the true meaning of Christmas. You see, rather than the presents we receive, the most important gifts are those of selflessness and kindness.

    From the author of A Mother's Love, Growing Up Sisters, and The Lights in the Church, Marilee Joy Mayfield's "The Snowman's Song" has quickly become one of the most popular Christmas children's books today!

    Here, at Puppy Dogs & Ice Cream, we believe that children's books are more than just stories - they're vessels of inspiration, education, and imagination. Every book we publish is carefully selected to teach kids valuable lessons that will last a lifetime.

    From the publisher who brought to you "Fiona Flamingo", "Right Now, I Am Fine", "Zen Pig", "A Mother's Love", "Bug Soup", and "The Super Tiny Ghost", "The Snowman's Song" is a welcome addition to our incredible collection of best-selling children's books!

    Spider who saved Christmas A Legend

    Spider who saved Christmas A Legend

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    Radiating the wondrous spirit of the season, The Spider Who Saved Christmas rekindles an ancient legend, casting new light on the story we thought we knew. Created by New York Times Bestselling Author Raymond Arroyo, The Spider Who Saved Christmas spins the enchanting faith-filled tale of Nephila, a cave-dwelling spider who plays a pivotal role central to the Christmas story. This instant classic reveals the origin of Christmas tinsel and reminds us that hope can always be found even in dark places where we least expect it.
    Story of Christmas; Sticker Book

    Story of Christmas; Sticker Book

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    "The Story of Christmas Sticker Book" from Aquinas Kids features reuseable full-color stickers that can be peeled and placed by the corresponding event from the biblical Christmas story. Beautifully illustrated by Michael Adams, these fun activity sticker books will keep kids busy for hours!

    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.

    Wise Men Who Found Christmas

    Wise Men Who Found Christmas

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    Finally, the True, Untold Story of the Wise Men...

    They were not three kings. Nor were they from the Far East, or even Persia...

    In this thrilling, visual adventure capturing the wonder of the Christmas season, New York Times bestselling author Raymond Arroyo shares the true, hidden story of the mysterious Magi, who risked everything to discover the truth. Based on new historical evidence, The Wise Men Who Found Christmas is the miraculous, untold tale of three seekers who followed a star and found themselves in the middle of the greatest story ever told. Stunningly illustrated by Diane Le Feyer, this enchanting family keepsake is sure to become part of your Christmas tradition - and a reminder that chasing truth is often the greatest adventure of all.