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Picture Books about the Saints

Picture Books about the Saints

The Saints are our brothers and sisters in Christ. They paved the way for our faith and their lives inspire us to pursue virtue and to be at home in the Heart of Christ. 

The stories of the Saints—in all their variety—engage our children's imaginations and call them to their own adventure with Christ. Blessedly, there are many picture books about the Saints for children. 

Picture Books about the Saints for Children

Note: There are many stunning Catholic treasuries about the Saints. The books we recommend here are about individual Saints. 

Female Saints

Lucia: Saint of Light by Katherine Bolger Hyde

The Life of Saint Brigid: Abbess of Kildare by Jane G. Meyer 

Joan of Arc by Josephine Poole

Joan of Arc by Demi

Joan of Arc by Diane Stanley

The Secret World of Hildegard by Jonah Winter

Hildegard's Gift by Megan Hoyt 

Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary by Dessi Jackson

Bernadette: The Little Girl from Lourdes by Sophie Maraval-Hutin

Saint Bernadette and the Miracles of Lourdes by Demi

Mother Teresa by Demi

Male Saints

Saint Jude: A Friend in Hard Times by Michael Aquilina

Saint Anthony the Great by John Chryssavgis and Marilyn Rouvelas

Saint Valentine by Ann Tompert

Saint Valentine by Robert Sabuda 

The Legend of Saint Christopher by Margaret Hodges

The Baker's Dozen: A Saint Nicholas Tale by Aaron Shepard

The Legend of Saint Nicholas by Demi

Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend by Julie Stiegemeyer

The Saint and His Bees by Dessi Jackson

Saint Francis by Brian Wildsmith

Francis Woke Up Early by Josephine Nobisso

Saint Francis of Assisi by Demi

The Good Man of Assisi by Mary Joslin

Saint Francis of Assisi: A Life of Joy by Robert F. Kennedy 

Saint Francis and the Proud Cow by Bernadette Watts

The Wolf of Gubbio by Michael Bedard and Murray Kimber

Canticle of the Sun by Fiona French

Saint Felix and the Spider by Dessi Jackson

Saint George and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges

Good King Wenceslas by John M. Neale

Good King Wenceslas by Jane Seymour 

Saint Ciaran: The Tale of a Saint of Ireland by Gary D. Schmidt

The Ravens of Farne: A Tale of Saint Cuthbert by Donna Farley

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland by Tomie dePaola

The Blackbird's Nest: Saint Kevin of Ireland by Jenny Schroedel 

Snow on Martinmas by Heather Sleightholm

The Wonderful Life of Saint Sergius of Radonezh by Alvin Alexsi Currier 

The Holy Twins: Benedict and Scholastica by Kathleen Norris

The Life of Saint Benedict by John McKenzie 

St. Jerome and the Lion by Margaret Hodges

A Saint and His Lion: The Story of Tekla of Ethiopia by Elaine Murray Stone

Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert by Gary D. Schmidt 

Pied Piper of Peru by Ann Tompert

Saint Brendan and the Voyage before Columbus by Michael McGrew (Author), Marnie Litz 

Peter Claver, Patron Saint of Slaves by Julia Durango

John Mary Vianney: The Holy Cure of Ars by Sophie De Mullenheim

The Little Friar Who Flew by Patricia Lee Gauch 

Lolek: The Boy Who Became Pope John Paul II by Mary Hramiec Hoffman 

The Story of Saint John Paul II: A Boy Who Became Pope by Fabiola Garza


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About Olivia Spears

Olivia Spears lives in Kentucky, where sweet tea and bourbon flow like milk and honey. She is the wife of a lifelong homeschooler, mom to four, and the keeper of their home. She holds degrees in Theology and Catechetics from the Franciscan University of Steubenville and delights in garden dirt and hot baths. Her favorite novel is Anna Karenina and her favorite Gospel is John.