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Saint Bernadette Soubirous: And Our Lady of Lourdes Book Guide
Posted on September 03, 2013 08:00 Article Rating
School's starting, and many kids may feel like they "hate school" if they're struggling. Have we got a saint for them! Introduce your children to Saint Bernadette in this book guide to our Encounter the Saints book.
Saint Maximilian Kolbe: Mary's Knight Book Guide
Posted on August 13, 2013 08:23 Article Rating
Tomorrow we celebrate the Feast of Saint Maximilian Kolbe. Introduce your children to this model of courage and sacrificial love with the Encounter the Saints book guide for Saint Maximilian Kolbe: Mary's Knight.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola: For the Greater Glory of God ESS Book Guide
Posted on July 17, 2013 08:48 Article Rating
Prepare for the feast of Saint Ignatius of Loyola on July 31 with this Encounter the Saints book guide! Plus, a special announcement at the end!
Saint Anthony of Padua: Fire and Light Book Guide
Posted on June 04, 2013 15:11 Article Rating
Prepare for the Feast of Saint Anthony of Padua on June 13 with this Guide to the Encounter the Saints book Saint Anthony of Padua: Fire and Light.
Summer Reading with Pauline Kids
Posted on May 14, 2013 13:17 Article Rating
Check out our brand new Summer Reading list! Featuring new titles, award-winning faith formation, and kids' favorites, these great books will keep your kids entertained and educated.
Saint Edith Stein, Blessed by the Cross Book Guide (Encounter the Saints)
Posted on May 02, 2013 14:25 Article Rating
Learn about Saint Edith Stein (also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) in this book guide to the Encounter the Saints biography, Saint Edith Stein, Blessed by the Cross.
Saint Faustina Kowalska, Messenger of Mercy (ESS) Book Guide
Posted on April 05, 2013 08:31 Article Rating
Introduce your students to Divine Mercy Sunday with this Book Guide to Saint Faustina Kowalska, Messenger of Mercy, and Encounter the Saints book.
Saint Bakhita of Sudan: Forever Free (Encounter the Saints series) Book Guide
Posted on February 11, 2013 13:51 Article Rating
This past Friday (February 8)we celebrated the feast of Saint Bakhita of Sudan. An African American saint, Bakhita is a great figure to study during Black History Month. Here is the book guide to the Encounter the Saints book: Saint Bakhita of Sudan: Forever Free.
Book Guide for Saint Katharine Drexel: Total Gift
Posted on January 07, 2013 14:27 Article Rating
Welcome Back! Pauline Kids' hopes you and the kids in your lives are having a blessed end to this Christmas season and happy start to the new calendar year. Ease back into learning mode with this fun guide to Saint Katharine Drexel: Total Gift, an Encounter the Saints book.
Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini (ESS) Book Guide
Posted on November 14, 2012 10:16 Article Rating
Celebrate St. Frances Xavier Cabrini's feast day with our newest book guide for the Encounter the Saints Series!
Book Guide Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Courageous Faith
Posted on October 17, 2012 08:00 Article Rating
Get ready for the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha with a book guide for our newest title: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha: Courageous Faith!
Book Guide for St. Isaac Jogues---Feastday Coming Up!
Posted on September 17, 2012 11:35 Article Rating
The feast of St. Isaac Jogues and his companions is celebrated on September 26 in Canada and on October 19 in the United States. Help the kids in your life celebrate with this book guide!
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Posted on January 24, 2012 11:56 Article Rating
We are gearing up for Catholic Schools Week with a book guide for our Encounter book on Elizabeth Ann Seton, patron saint of Catholic Schools!
Saint Juan Diego
Posted on December 09, 2011 13:47 Article Rating
In Southern California, where I grew up, Our Lady of Guadalupe makes near daily appearances on the back of truck windows, murals in people’s backyards, and even purses.  Needless to say, she is a beloved figure in Mexican culture.
Journeys with Mary
Posted on December 08, 2011 09:28 Article Rating
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me” (Lk 18:16) but he sends Mary straight to them!  We need to remember God’s special love for the children in our lives.  They may not know calculus yet, but they have joy for life and compassionate hearts that we could probably learn a thing or two from.
I Will Remember You
Posted on November 15, 2011 12:48 Article Rating
I Will Remember You can give you some tools to teach your students about grief and can help you start the difficult, but necessary, classroom dialogue if someone your students know passes away.
Blessed John Paul II
Posted on October 25, 2011 12:04 Article Rating
Excitement buzzed around the building when we received the official word of John Paul II’s beatification.  He was Pope for the majority of ...
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: Journey to the Summit
Posted on August 14, 2011 14:43 Article Rating
The cover of our Encountering the Saints book on Pier Giorgio Frassati really stands out.  My first reaction was, “This guy looks soooo cool!  I want to be his friend!”  I’m sure this was the cover artist’s intention.  So often, saints and blesseds look, well…saintly!  (No offense, Saint Francis of Assisi.)  What they’ve done seems like so far of a reach for us.  But Pier Giorgio looks like a cool guy!
Stepping Stones: The Comic Collection
Posted on June 02, 2011 05:53 Article Rating
Many schools nowadays have a strong focus on character development.  Some of the schools I’ve worked in have had giant murals painted on a prominent wall on campus to remind students of the six pillars of good character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.  At first I thought that these things should be taught at home.  After all, a teacher’s lesson plans are already so crammed full of academic subjects with hardly a moment to spare...
Summer Reading List
Posted on June 01, 2011 18:07 Article Rating
Around mid-November, I received an email from a Librarian who asked if JClub ever thought about offering a Summer Reading list. I was really excited by the idea, and to my relief, the childrens editors thought this was a splendid idea too...