Christopher the Holy Giant

The story of St. Christopher's legendary strength and his carrying the Christ Child is beautifully retold here.

Francis: Poor Man of Assisi

St. Francis is a universally beloved saint, and dePaola wrote all the details of St. Francis's full and fascinating life for young readers.

The Holy Twins

The story of Sts. Benedict and Scholastica, a brother and sister who dearly loved God and each other, is especially appropriate for siblings. It's a great way to teach children to encourage their brothers and sisters on the path to sanctity, just as the holy twins did for each other.

The Lady of Guadalupe

The story of the beloved patroness of the Americas brings the timeless story to life with vibrant illustrations, and is the perfect way to introduce children to this incredible apparition.

Miracles of Jesus

DePaola chronicled the wonders that Christ worked while He was on earth, introducing young readers to Our Lord's divine power and heavenly love.

Night of Las Posadas

This delightful story explains the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas and gives it fresh meaning, with the Holy Family themselves appearing to play their roles in the annual festival.

Patrick: Patron Saint of Ireland

The only thing better than dePaola's charming artwork is his eloquent yet straightforward writing, and this book showcases both with a thorough yet kid-friendly retelling of the life of Ireland's beloved patron.

The Song of Francis

A simple retelling for the youngest readers, this book honors St. Francis's songs of praise to God, and his famous love of animals and nature.

The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol

DePaola used a traditional Christmas carol as his text, combining it with his signature illustrations to create a Christmastime classic.

Legend of the Poinsettia

This Mexican legend tells how the poinsettia came to be, through a little girl's generous gift to baby Jesus. It's a lovely read for Christmas, or any time of year.