allow them to read themselves have great power to influence their moraldevelopment. For an upcoming issue, Faith & Familywould like to put together a list of favorite children’s books thatCatholic parents read aloud to inspire virtue in their children.
For example, do you read them Horton Hears a Who to teach them respect for life? The Princess and the Kiss to teach them about purity? Doggerto encourage generosity and sibling love? Are there any particular biographies of the saints to encourage prayer, bravery, sacrifice, and generosity that you and your kids both enjoy?
Our goal is to make a list of truly effective materials, so please omit books that the kids don’t like. For instance: Is Princess and the Kiss too “old” in theme for small children and too “young” in presentation for older kids?
The books do not need to be overtly religious (there are admirablecharacters and moral lessons in all kinds of children’s literature).Ideally, we would like to make two lists: one for younger children andanother for bigger kids. So don’t be shy — tell us your favoritechildren’s books and the virtues they inspire!