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Full-color story books that illustrate timeless truths about the Orthodox Christian life.

  • A Gift for Matthew

    A Gift for Matthew $18.95

    Item No. 9781936270927 By Nick Muzekari, with illustrations by Masha Lobastov Matthew is excited to visit a monastery. A monk there is teaching him to paint icons! Matthew learns about sketching images, mixing pigments,...

  • And Then Nicholas Sang: The Story of the Trisagion Hymn

    And Then Nicholas Sang: The Story of the Trisagion Hymn

    Item No. 9781936270057 Now out of print by Elizabeth Johnson, illustrated by Masha Lobastov Nicholas the Chatterer was an ordinary young boy who loved his home in Constantinople almost as much as he loved to talk...

  • Birth of Christ  in Icons (board book)

    Birth of Christ in Icons (board book) $22.00

    Item No. 008546 by Marina Paliaki Which angel visited the Mother of God? Which animals kept the little baby Jesus warm? What do the gifts that the Wise Men brought symbolize? Children learn about the birth of Christ...

  • Catherine's Pascha

    Catherine's Pascha $9.99

    Item No. 008033 by Charlotte Riggle, illustrated by R. J. Hughes Catherine doesn’t like vegetables. She doesn’t like naps. She doesn’t like it when her mom combs her hair. She loves hot dogs,...

  • Celebrate the Earth

    Celebrate the Earth $18.00

    Item No. 004687 by Dorrie Papademetriou Every vespers service in the Orthodox Church begins with the reading of Psalm 104. This psalm of David celebrates the goodness and beauty of the created world and affirms the...

  • Drita: An Albanian Girl Discovers Her Ancestors’ Faith

    Drita: An Albanian Girl Discovers Her Ancestors’ Faith $10.95

    Item No. 9781888212945 by Renee Ritsi, illustrated by Cameron Thorp As this beautifully illustrated story opens, we meet Drita, a young Albanian girl whose family has lived for years under repressive communist rule. After...

  • Feasts of Christ and the Theotokos and Miracles of the Lord

    Feasts of Christ and the Theotokos and Miracles of the Lord $17.95

    Item No. 008740 by Spiritual Fragrance Publishing What are the feasts of Christ and the Theotokos? When do we celebrate them? What is their significance? Answers to these and other important questions can be found in...

  • From God to You: The Icon's Journey to Your Heart

    From God to You: The Icon's Journey to Your Heart $12.95

    Item No. 9781936270767 by John Kosmas Skinas In this follow-up to the popular Pictures of God, John Skinas introduces children to some of the ancient icon archetypes most treasured by Orthodox...

  • Goodnight Jesus (board book)

    Goodnight Jesus (board book) $14.95

    Item No. 9781944967062 by Angela Isaacs, with illustrations by Nicholas Malara A kiss for Jesus, Savior and Lord,  A kiss for Mary, His mother,  A kiss for Andrew, the first He called,  A kiss for...

  • H Is for Holy: An Orthodox Christian Alphabet

    H Is for Holy: An Orthodox Christian Alphabet $18.95

    Item No. 9781936270194 By Nika Boyd, illustrated by Heather Hayward A is for altar, H is for holy, P is for Prayer. Introduce young children to the Orthodox faith as they explore elements and practices found in the...

  • In the Candle's Glow

    In the Candle's Glow $19.95

    Item No. 9781944967093 By Elizabeth Crispina Johnson, illustrated by Amandine Waner  The bees do their work. The beekeeper does hers. And little Felicia, with the honesty and faith of a child, takes the fruit of the...

  • Jonah's Journey to the Deep

    Jonah's Journey to the Deep $8.95

    Item No. 9781888212594 by Mother Melania Christ referred to the story of Jonah when He prophesied His own death and Resurrection: Just as Jonah spent three days in the belly of the great fish and then returned to the...

  • Josiah and Julia Go to Church: A Young Child’s Guide to Church Etiquette (board book)

    Josiah and Julia Go to Church: A Young Child’s Guide to Church Etiquette (board book) $14.95

    Item No. 9781936270378 by Kelly Ramkin Lardin, with illustrations by Sheena Hisiro Josiah and Julia love to go to church. They love to venerate the icons, light candles, and eat the blessed bread. Sometimes...

  • Lucia, Saint of Light

    Lucia, Saint of Light $18.50

    Item No. 9780982277041 by Katherine Bolger Hyde, illustrated by Daria Fisher Long revered in both East and West, St. Lucia is an early virgin martyr whose life and legacy shine as a light of faith, hope, and compassion in...

  • Lucia, Saint of Light (Author Signed)

    Lucia, Saint of Light (Author Signed) $18.50

    Item No. 9780982277041s (author signed copy*) *limited quantities of author signed copies are available on a retail-only basis while supplies last. Long revered in both East and West, St. Lucia is an early virgin...

  • Moses' Flight from Egypt

    Moses' Flight from Egypt $8.95

    Item No. 9781888212983 by Mother Melania The story of Moses continues with his slaying of the Egyptian and flight into Midian, where he learns to revere God's creation and is prepared to fulfill his great calling as the...

  • Mwangi by Renee Ritsi

    Mwangi: A Young African Boy's Journey of Faith $17.95

    Item No. 9781888212679 by Renee Ritsi, illustrated by Cameron Thorp In a faraway country in Africa, Mwangi lives in a small village where he helps his mother with their family. He yearns to go to school, where the world...

  • My Baptism

    My Baptism $17.95

    Item No. 008603 written and illustrated by Eglé -Ekatarine Potamitis Each event of little Maria’s baptism is shown with both full-size illustrations and whimsical pictograms within the text...

  • My Very First Book of Nativity Words (board book)

    My Very First Book of Nativity Words (board book) $9.95

    Item No. 005678 This book picture book will engage children as they learn about the birth of Jesus Christ. Colorful illustrations were created by the well known Greek artist Angeliki Delecha.  Hardcover board book for...

  • Noah and the Ark of Salvation

    Noah and the Ark of Salvation $8.95

    Item No. 9780982277027 by Mother Melania, illustrated by Bonnie Gillis The perennial favorite story of Noah and the Ark gets a fresh perspective in this tale. The verse text subtly reveals Noah as a type of Christ, the...

  • Paraclete Bible for Kids

    Paraclete Bible for Kids $18.99

    Item No. 009006     by Juliet David, illustrated by Jo Perry These Bible stories are geared for children 1 to 6 and are very readable. Please note: the colorful illustrations are not specifically Orthodox /...

  • Paraclete Bible for Toddlers

    Paraclete Bible for Toddlers $17.99

    Item No. 009021    by Juliet David, illustrated by Helen Prole These Bible stories are geared for toddlers and are very readable. The language is simpler than in in the Paraclete Bible for Kids. Please note:...

  • Philo and the Patience Superholy

    Philo and the Patience Superholy $9.99

    Item No. 008123 by Mireille Mishriky, illustrated by S. Violette Palumbo Philo loves going to church. If only he can find a way to sit still during Liturgy! Sometimes, Philo feels that the Liturgy is too long. This is...

  • Philo and the Superholies

    Philo and the Superholies $9.99

    Item No. 008113 by Mireille Mishriky, illustrated by S. Violette Palumbo Philo is about to discover a secret that will change his life forever! He always knew that he was different, but he could never imagine what his...

  • Pictures of God by John Kosmas Skinas

    Pictures of God: A Child’s Guide to Understanding Icons $12.95

    Item No. 9781888212587 by John Kosmas Skinas When the Son of God came down from heaven to become a man like us, He made it possible for us to see Him, touch Him, and make pictures of Him pictures which we call icons. This...

  • Rejoice, Panagia!

    Rejoice, Panagia. Offering to Children: The Akathist Hymn $35.00

    Item No. 008702 by the sisterhood of the Life Giving Spring of the Theotokos Monastery This children’s book presents in simple words the Akathist Hymn to the Mother of God. The beautiful and detailed iconography...

  • Sasha and the Dragon

    Sasha and the Dragon $19.95

    Item No.  9781944967277 By Laura E. Wolfe, illustrated by Nicholas Malara Walking the lonely streets of a new, unfamiliar town, Sasha feels displaced and alone. His grandmother is dying; the children in the...

  • Snuggles by Myra Johnson

    Snuggles, The Bunny Who Helped Me Find God $9.95

    Item No. 9781888212891 by Myra T. Johnson Snuggles is the story of a real bunny who shared the author's home and heart for many years. Snuggles is an adopted bunny whose human "mommy" is searching for God in all sorts of...

  • Song of the Talanton

    Song of the Talanton $15.95

    Item No. 9781888212907 Written and illustrated by Claire Brandenburg At the moment of sunrise, a pilgrim visiting a women’s monastery hears Christ’s call to worship in the rhythmic call of the Talanton. On the...

  • St. Seraphim's Beatitudes by priest Daniel Marshall, with illustrations by deacon Paul Drozdowski

    St Seraphim's Beatitudes: Blessings for Our Path to Heaven $19.95

    Item No. 009037 by priest Daniel Marshall, with illustrations by deacon Paul Drozdowski  This hardbound, 32-page, full-color life of St. Seraphim of Sarov delights with lavish, historically-accurate illustrations...

  • Story of Mary the Mother of God (Papademetriou)

    Story of Mary the Mother of God (Papademetriou) $18.00

    Item No. 004686 by Dorrie Papademetriou  Following the story of the Virgin Mary's childhood as it is told in Church tradition and apocryphal texts, this brilliantly illustrated children's book was inspired by the...

  • Sweet Song: A Story of Saint Romanos the Melodist

    Sweet Song: A Story of Saint Romanos the Melodist $18.95

    Item No. 9781936270439 by Jane G. Meyer, illustrated by Dorrie Papademetriou Young Romanos is devoted to Christ and His Mother and longs to be able to sing his praises to them. But when he tries, his...

  • The Annunciation; 12 Great Feasts Series

    The Annunciation; 12 Great Feasts Series

    Item No. 9781888212419 Now out of print Mary's obedience makes possible the birth of the Son of God as man. About the "Twelve Great Feasts for Children" series: Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty...

  • The Ascension of Our Lord; 12 Great Feasts Series

    The Ascension of Our Lord; 12 Great Feasts Series $5.95 $2.02

    Item No. 9781888212440 In His Ascension, Christ raises our humanity to the throne of God. About the "Twelve Great Feasts for Children" series: Elegant watercolor illustrations highlight the beauty of each of the...

  • The Boy, a Kitchen, and His Cave: The Tale of St. Euphrosynos the Cook

    The Boy, a Kitchen, and His Cave: The Tale of St. Euphrosynos the Cook $18.00

    Item No. 009976 by Catherine K. Contopoulos, with illustrations by Chrissanth Greene-Gross A clumsy scullery boy finds solace in a place known only to him and his God in this charming story of the ninth-century saint,...

  • The Disciples of Christ

    The Disciples of Christ $17.95

    Item No. 008743 by Spiritual Fragrance Publishing How did the disciples live and what did they do after the glorious resurrection of our Lord and His ascension to the heavens? This book contains an illustrated guide...

  • The Dormition of the Theotokos; 12 Great Feasts Series

    The Dormition of the Theotokos; 12 Great Feasts Series

    Now out of print; there are no current plans to reprint this book.  Mary is taken to heaven as the first fruits of our salvation. About the "Twelve Great Feasts for Children" series: Elegant watercolor...

  • The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple; 12 Great Feasts Series

    The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple; 12 Great Feasts Series

    Item No. 9781888212402 Now out of print Mary, the second Eve, prepares the way for Christ with her Entrance into the Temple. About the "Twelve Great Feasts for Children" series: Elegant watercolor illustrations...

  • The Exaltation of the Cross; 12 Great Feasts Series

    The Exaltation of the Cross; 12 Great Feasts Series

    Item No. 9781888212471 Out of print, with no plans for the book to be reprinted. St. Helen recovers the Cross of the Lord, our great sign of victory over death. About the "Twelve Great Feasts for Children"...

  • The Feast of Pentecost; 12 Great Feasts Series

    The Feast of Pentecost; 12 Great Feasts Series

    Item No. 9781888212433  Out of print. The Church is born at Pentecost with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples. About the "Twelve Great Feasts for Children" series: Elegant watercolor illustrations...