“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

The Circle of Days, Reeve Lindbergh

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

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

Francis, The Poor Man of Assisi, dePaola

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

Saint Francis, Brian Wildsmith

Joan of Arc, Poole

Saint Nicholas, Julie Stiegemeyer

Saint Nicholas, Ann Tompert

Saint Jerome and the Lion, Margaret Hodges

Lily, The Girl Who Could See (about Lillias Trotter), Sally Oxley

Christopher, The Holy Giant, by Tomie dePaola

The Legend of Saint Christopher, Margaret Hodges

St. George and the Dragon, Margaret Hodges

The Man Who Loved Books (St. Columba), Jean Fritz


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)

books For older elementary

Chapter Books

Saint George and the Dragon, Lotti

Trail Blazer series - like Amy Carmichael, Rescuer by Night

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

Peril and Peace: Chronicles of the Ancient Church, Mindy & Brandon Withrow

The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt By Day, Scott O’Dell (William Tyndale)