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Illustrated Bibles and Biblical Picture Books

  When I was little the only illustrated Bible available was a reprint of a 1950’s NIV New Testament, which has illustrations that were somehow both overwrought and evocative of comics with their pixelated, technicolor vibrancy. I’ll tell you honestly, I hated reading it. Thankfully there are many better options available today — both adaptations…

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Christmas, Remembered by Tomie de Paola

Tomorrow: my annual roundup of the best picture books of 2013! TITLE: Christmas Remembered AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR: Tomie dePaola PUBLISHED BY: Puffin/Putnam, 2006 In the first of 10 stories about Christmas in Tomie DePaola’s Christmas, Remembered, he tells us of the first Christmas he remembers: the Christmas of the miraculous fireplace. When he was three…

Mary The Mother of Jesus

Mary: The Mother of Jesus by Tomie de Paola

TITLE: Mary: The Mother of Jesus AUTHOR + ILLUSTRATOR: Tomie De Paola PUBLISHED BY: Holiday House, 1995 In anticipation of the feast of the Immaculate Conception, let’s focus on Mary.  This is, by far, the most remarkable, beautiful, moving, joyful, present picture book dealing with the life of Mary that I have ever seen.  It breaks my heart…

The Holy Twins

The Holy Twins

Author: Kathleen Norris Illustrator: Tomi DePaola Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Sons   I have a big list of posts I want to do, and I’ve featured Tomie DePaola recently but today is the Feast of St. Scholastic, and one of my favorite DePaola books is his book The Holy Twinsabout the life of Sts…