Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Feasts & Seasons :: Our July Book Basket

At the beginning of each month I fill a basket with books featuring the the various saints whose feast days will be celebrated during the month and place it in the living room. Throughout the month I will find the children curled up on the couch reading books they have chosen from the basket, either on their own or to their younger siblings. I also choose books from the basket for some of our afternoon family read-alouds. Our collection started very small and we have continued adding additional books over the years which we have either purchased or have been given as gifts. Some are picture books, some are chapter books, and some are collections of saint stories. This post is a work in progress and I will continue adding links as I sort through our collection.

July 1st, St. Junipero Serra (New):

July 3rd, St. Thomas, the Apostle (Trad. – December 21st ):

July 4th, St. Elizabeth of Portugal (New) (Trad. – July 8th):

July 4, Independence Day:

July 6th, St. Maria Goretti (New, Hist.) (Trad - July 9th ):

July 11th, St. Benedict (New) (Trad. – March 21st ):

July 12th, St. Veronica of the Veil (Hist.):

July 14th, St. Kateri Tekakwitha (New):

July 14th, St. Francis Solano (Hist.):

July 15th, St. Swithin:

July 16th, Our Lady of Mount Carmel:

July 18th (USA), St. Camillus de Lellis:

July 19th, St. Vincent de Paul (Trad.) (New – Sep. 27th):

July 22nd, St. Mary Magdalene (New, Trad.):

July 23rd, St. Bridget of Sweden (New) (Trad. – Oct 8th):

July 25th, St. Christopher (Trad.):

July 25th, St. James the Greater (New, Trad.):

July 26th, St. Anne (New, Trad.):

July 27th, Sts. Maximianus, Malchus, Martinianus, Dionysius, Joammes, Serapion, and Constantius (Hist.):

July 29th, St. Martha (New, Trad.):

July 31st, St. Ignatius of Loyola (New, Trad.):

Other Links for July:


  1. Dear Jessica, thank you so much- your list are always so helpful and hopefully you get parts of our greatfulness from Amazon : ) Could you please share from with book about St. Vincent the beautiful illustration of him is? Thank you again, and please know that you are in my prayers- I know it takes time to heal... Love, Emma in Norway

    2014-07-02 20:31:20

    1. Thank you, Emma! ♥

      The image of St. Vincent de Paul is from Lives of the Saints: An Illustrated History for Children by Bart Tesoriero. I'm not sure how my Amazon links convert for those overseas. I'll have to look into that. :)

      2014-07-02 21:11:39

    2. Please do, we have a little "Jessica library" already : ) And Lives of the saints are on its way... .Have a wonderful , blessed and joyfilled 4th.of July - Emma

      2014-07-02 21:38:57

    3. I hope you are happy with it! I looked into the terms of my Amazon Affiliate Account and it looks like I only earn commission on US sales. Thank you though, I enjoy sharing our book lists just the same! :)

      2014-07-03 03:31:19

  2. Thank you for the time you spent sharing this!

    2014-07-05 04:16:33

    1. You're welcome! :) Only a few more months to go!

      2014-07-05 18:56:23

  3. Darn it, the Our Lady of Mount Carmel coloring book is $152 right now.

    2019-07-01 16:35:17

    1. I wasn't able to find it on TAN's website either... I did find this over at Amazon: and it's the same author/coloring images, but not sure who the publisher is. Might be a good affordable alternative!

      2019-07-01 17:43:18


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