5 Books from Ignatius Book Fairs to Read with Your Kids This Lent

Lent is a time to prepare ourselves for the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday and his glorious Resurrection at Easter. Reading, especially with your children, is a beautiful way to participate in this season of preparation!  

Discover wholesome and enriching literature at Ignatius Book Fairs, with books designed to enhance your family's faith journey. Explore hundreds of inspiring tales and timeless lessons, carefully curated to deepen your child's spiritual understanding during this sacred season. Below are five books to read with your children this Lent:

The Life of JesusAccording to St. Luke | A New Catholic Title from Ignatius Book Fairs (Ages 7 and up)

This amazing book by Magnificat and Ignatius Press gives children an easy-to-read translation of the life of Jesus based on Luke’s Gospel. The captivating illustrations make this book a family favorite and one your child is sure to enjoy. Along with extensive commentary on the Gospel, The Life of Jesus—According to St. Luke provides additional descriptions of events, such as the Jewish Passover, to aid in your child’s understanding of the Lenten season. Keep your eye out for this title at the next Ignatius Book Fair or shop online at shop.ignatiusbookfairs.com.

The Illustrated Miracles of Jesus for Children | A Kid-Friendly Book Fair Favorite (Age 4 and up)

We have discovered that younger readers love Ignatius Book Fairs for the wide variety of engaging illustrations. If you’re looking for a book for younger children, check out Jean-Francois Kieffer’s The Illustrated Miracles of Jesus for Children. This comic-style book follows the many miracles Jesus performs in his lifetime, from the Wedding at Cana to the Raising of Lazarus! The bright illustrations and unique style make this book a fun and engaging read with your little ones this Lent.

Book Fair Tip: Check out more illustrated books by Jean-Francois Kieffer at the next Ignatius Book Fair, such as The Adventures of Loupio!  

Trouble with Lent | A Catholic Lenten Favorite (Age 6 and up)

For a fictional novel to read this Lent, look for Trouble with Lent at the Book Fair! This book, focused on sacrifice and overcoming temptation, is the fourth in The Adventures of Nick and Sam series. Published by the Augustine Institute, Trouble with Lent follows the Lenten journey of eight-year-old twins Nicholas and Samantha as they work through the challenges of friendship and showing the love of Christ to others. This book helps children understand the meaning of the Catholic liturgical calendar and provides an example of how the season of Lent prepares us for the joy of Easter!  

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe | A Christian Classic (Age 7 and up)

This wholesome classic has been a staple on bookshelves for the last 70 years! The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is also the perfect Lenten book as it details the sacrifice of the Great Lion, Aslan. Following the adventures of Peter, Edmund, Susan, and Lucy in the land of Narnia, this novel contrasts the enslaving nature of sin with freedom of sacrificial love. The Christ-like figure of Aslan prepares readers for the sacrifice of Jesus on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter Sunday.  

As the second book in the Chronicles of Narnia series, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe has inspired countless readers over the last seven decades, and it is sure to captivate your child as well. For more wholesome fiction with a Christian twist visit the next Ignatius Book Fair!

The Illustrated Bible for ChildrenComic Style | Find the Perfect Bible at Ignatius Book Fairs (ages 7 and up)

Introducing a comic book that brings the Bible to life! With easy-to-read commentary on events from Genesis to the Acts of the Apostles, The Illustrated Bible for Children is a fun and engaging way to teach your little ones about salvation history. Work through the Bible with your child this Lent, beginning with the creation of the world, through the Resurrection of Christ, and ending with Paul’s journey to Rome. This book is a wonderful introduction to the Catholic faith and a great way to get your child excited about the Lenten season!

See You at The Book Fair!

Check out these faith-filled books and many other captivating reads at the next Ignatius Book Fair or at shop.ignatiusbookfairs.com. You can be sure that every book at an Ignatius Book Fair has been carefully curated to ensure that your children receive the best possible content, providing them with virtuous role models and enriching storylines. May God bless you and your family this Lent!

At Ignatius Book Fairs, we aim to foster a love of reading and ensure children can access literature that aligns with Catholic values. We believe in the transformative power of books to mold character and enrich minds. That’s why we offer a thoughtfully curated selection of Christian as well as non-religious works that inspire, educate, and allow children to explore the complementary nature of faith and literature.

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