There’s been an explosion of board books written just for Catholic toddlers in the last few years. From mini Catechisms to Mass books, there’s a board book for that now!
This is so exciting to see! How wonderful to be able to share the treasures of our faith with the littlest Catholics in an age appropriate (and rip-proof) way!
If you’re a godmother looking for a Baptismal gift, or a godparent looking for a Christmas present, or a mom looking for a stocking stuffer, these books will be perfect!
Bible Stories & Verses
Wow! These gorgeous board books from St. Augustine Academy Press are eye-catchers. The lithographs are based on Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld’s 1860 Bible in Pictures. The idea here is that even if the child is too young to listen to the full text of a Bible story, they can learn the gist of it from these detailed pictures.
Buy it directly from the publisher: St. Augustine Academy Press
Read your child some of the simplest and most comforting Scripture verses in The Word of the Lord. These are great first memory verses!
Buy it through my Amazon Affiliate link: The Word of the Lord: A Child’s First Scripture Verses
Or buy it through my Good News Book Shop link: The Word of the Lord
Catholic Catechism Board Books
Katie Warner brings you the shortest and sweetest Catechism of all. Simple one line affirmations encourage the littlest toddlers to learn basic truths such as “God made you and rejoices in you.”
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: Kiddie Cat: A Child’s First Catechism Lesson
Or buy it through Good New Book Shop: Kiddie Cat
Looking for a little more depth but still a simple presentation? Check out the Teeny Tiny Theology series. These four books provide an introduction to Christology (the study of Jesus Christ and his role in salvation) the Trinity and more!
Buy them through my Amazon affiliate links: Teeny Tiny Theology: Christology
Teeny Tiny Theology: The Trinity
Teeny Tiny Theology: Salvation History
Cute illustrations in these Little Books for Catholic Kids. Books on the Corporal Works of Mercy, Spiritual Works of Mercy, Prayer, Angels, and more.
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: Aquinas Kids Little Books for Catholic Kids Box Set
Christmas Board Books
I’ve always loved reading this rhythmic, soothing board book to my babies at Christmas time. Captures the spirit of preparing and waiting patiently (or impatiently) for Christmas very well.
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: Who is Coming to Our House?
Christmas in the Manger is a simple explanation of Christmas symbols for the littlest children.
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: Christmas in the Manger
The Story of Christmas is a slightly longer board book that explains the true meaning of Christmas in a way that helps toddlers understand it’s not just all about the presents!
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: The Story of Christmas
Saints Board Books
This isn’t just a book of saint stories. It’s a book of advice from the saints! Read your child words of wisdom from some of the greatest saints such as St. Padre Pio’s “Pray, Hope, and Don’t Worry!”
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: Cloud of Witnesses: A Child’s First Book of Saints
Or buy it through Good News Book Shop: Cloud of Witnesses
In this board book, Catholic toddlers become familiar with the apparitions of Fatima and Guadalupe, Our Lord’s appearances to St. Faustina, and the Annunciation.
Buy it through the publisher: Holy Heroes
Sturdy and durable, this board book is the best Mass book for toddlers I’ve found. Written by a Catholic Mom, it includes I spy, match the vestments, lift the flaps at the end of each part of the Liturgy of the Word, and more.
Buy it through my Amazon affiliate link: My First Interactive Mass Book
Looking for something a little more advanced? Check out my list Good Catholic Books for Catholic Preschoolers and Kindergartners