“Saints are, quite simply, people who are in love with God and follow God no matter what it costs. They exist in every place and time.”
— Joyce Denham in Stories of the Saints

books For youngest children

Picture books with little text:

The Song of Francis, dePaola

I Sing a Song of the Saints of God, Lesbia Scott

books For young children & the whole family


Stories of the Saints, Denham (Great compilation of 14 saints; many biblical)

Saint Valentine, Sabuda

The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica, Norris

Clare and Francis, Visconti

Patrick, dePaola

Saint Francis of Assisi, Demi

Heroes for Young Readers: Mary Slessor

Folk Like Me, Lucchese (A 2 year cycle of the saints, arranged by their saint days--very accessible for kids)

St. George and the Dragon, Margaret Hodges

Saint Francis of Assisi, Robert. F. Kennedy Jr.

Joan of Arc, Poole

Saint Nicholas, Julie Stiegemeyer

books For older elementary

Chapter Books

Saint George and the Dragon, Lotti

Saints among the Animals, Zarin

Trail Blazer series - like Amy Carmichael, Rescuer by Night

Christian Heroes: Then & Now, by Janet & Geoff Benge