Feasts & Seasons :: Our November Book Basket

by | Nov 6, 2013 | Books, November, Saint Books | 14 comments

November 1, All Saints Day (New, Trad.):

Can You Find Saints? : Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women
All Saints from Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints

An Alphabet of Saints
An Alphabet of Catholic Saints
S is for Saints

Saints: Lives and Illuminations by Ruth Sanderson
More Saints: Lives and Illuminations by Ruth Sanderson

Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints
Once Upon a Time Saints
Once Upon a Time Saints Audiobook
More Once Upon a Time Saints

57 Storeis of Saints
Picture Book of Saints

Saints for Young People for Every Day of the Year  (2 Volume Set)

Saints for Boys: A First Book for Little Catholic Boys (see detailed pictures here)  
Saints for Girls: A First Book for Little Catholic Girls (see detailed pictures here
Note: These last two books are going in next year’s Easter baskets.  In the meantime I have been enjoying reading them! 🙂 

Can you find Saints?: Introducing Your Child to Holy Men and Women

November 2, All Souls Day (New, Trad.):
The Spirit of Tio Fernando: A Day of the Dead Story (study guide in Catholic Mosaic
Father Philip Tells a Ghost Story

November 3, St. Martin de Porres (New, Trad.):
The Pied Piper of Peru
Martin de Porres: The Rose in the Desert
Saint Martin de Porres by Father Lovasik
M – An Alphabet of Catholic Saints
Martin de Porres from Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints
Saint Martin de Porres by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Saint Martin de Porres and the Mice
Glory Stories CD No 7: St. Martin – The Saint of the Broom (Available from Holy Heroes

November 3, St. Hubert (New, Trad.):
Hubert from Once Upon a Time Saints

November 11, St. Martin of Tours (New, Trad.):
Short Read Alouds for St. Martin of Tours (download from Family in Feast and Feria)
St. Martin of Tours (print from Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact)
The Mantle of Charity: St. Martin of Tours – Patron of Tailors  (print from Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact)
St. Martin of Tours  (print from Treasure Chest of Fun & Fact)
St. Martin and the Goose from Brother Wolf, Sister Sparrow: Stories about Saints and Animals
St. Martin of Tours from 57 Stories of Saints
Saint Martin of Tours from Lives and Legends of the Saints
Saint Martin of Tours from Saints: Lives and Illuminations
Snow on Martinmas

November 13, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (New):
The Orphans Find a Home: A St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Story
Frances Xavier Cabrini from Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints
Mother Cabrini: Missionary to the World (Vision Books)
St. Frances Cabrini Coloring Book

November 16, St. Margaret (New):
St. Margaret – Queen of Scotland from The Book of Saints & Heroes

November 16, St. Gertrude the Great (New, Trad.):
The Promises of the Sacred Heart by Father Lovasik
The Story of the Sacred Heart by Daniel Lord (I posted pictures from this book here.)

November 17, St. Elizabeth of Hungary (New, Trad. on Nov. 19th):
St. Elizabeth’s Three Crowns (Vision Books)
St. Elizabeth of Hungary – The Pious Princess from The Book of Saints & Heroes
The Story of St. Elizabeth of Hungary by William Canton
Roses in the Snow: A Tale of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary

November 20, St. Edmund, King and Martyr:
Saint Edmund from Saints: Lives and Illuminations

November 21, Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (New, Trad.):
Mary, My Mother by Father Lovasik

November 22, St. Cecilia (New, Trad.):
Glory Stories CD Vol 5: Cecilia, Saint of the Catacombs – The Story of Saint Cecilia (Available from Holy Heroes)
Saint Cecilia from Lives and Legends of the Saints
Saint Cecilia from Saints: Lives and Illuminations
A Story of Saint Cecilia by Brother Ernest, C.S.C.

November 23, Bl. Miguel Pro (New):
Glory Stories CD Vol 12: Blessed Miguel Pro (Available from Holy Heroes)
God’s Secret Agent by Daughters of St. Paul
Jose Finds the King – A Blessed Miguel Pro Story
Blessed Miguel Pro (comicolor saints)

November 23, St. Clement I (New, Trad.):
Clement from Once Upon a Time Saints

November 25, St. Catherine of Alexandria (New, Trad.):
A Story of Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Catherine  (I posted more about this book here and here.)
Saint Catherine of Alexandria from Lives and Legends of the Saints
Saint Catherine from Saints: Lives and Illuminations

November 27, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal; 
November 28, St. Catherine Laboure (Trad./some places):
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Coloring Book by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal from Mother of God Coloring Book
The Miraculous Medal: The story of Our Lady’s appearances to St Catherine Laboure by Mary Fabyan Windeatt

November 30, St. Andrew (New, Trad.):
The Twelve Apostles by Marianna Mayer
The Apostles of Jesus by Father Lovasik
Andrew the Apostle by S.E. Danielski
Saint Andrew from Lives and Legends of the Saints

Ordinary Time: 
Brother Joseph, The Painter of Icons (study guide in Catholic Mosaic
The Ink Garden of Brother Theopane (I posted more about this book here.)

Other Links for November: 

Links for November :: Month Dedicated to the Holy Souls

Thanksgiving Stories

*It is going to take me a long time to sort through all the books on our shelves and list them by feast days!  I will continue updating this post as I find and/or purchase new books for our collection… And I hope to continue working on the rest of the year as well.

You can find links to all my book lists here


  1. Erin

    Hooray!!!! Well done:) Thank you!

  2. Unknown

    Thank you! This list is very helpful! I'm working on making monthly baskets to celebrate the liturgical year and this is exactly what I needed! It also tells me where to find the saint stories in the books I already have. : )

  3. Cheryl

    Wow, some great reads planned for this month!

  4. Christine M.

    What a beautiful collection! Sorry this is off-topic—I just wondered if you ever had any negative experiences with swagbucks. I saw you mention it a few times, and I wondered if there was a catch or if it is as simple as it seems. Thanks and God bless!

  5. Jessica Gordon

    Hmmm…. Where have I mentioned swagbucks? If I have it must have quite awhile ago. I've run across the site a few times (I think I might have signed up once upon a time) but do not currently use it myself and am not really familiar with how it works.

  6. Jessica Gordon

    Yay! These lists are going to be so helpful for me as well, when I am trying to remember which books have the stories about various saints! 🙂

  7. Jessica Gordon

    Thanks! We don't ever get to all the books each year, but I love that we have such a great variety to choose from.

  8. Jessica Gordon

    Your email gave me the extra encouragement to finally finish the post. Thanks! 🙂

  9. Christine M.

    Oh. Sorry about that. I thought you mentioned getting Amazon gift cards through it. Thanks for getting back to me so quickly! God bless, and congratulations on your additional Latin Masses. How exciting!

  10. Jessica Gordon

    I do get Amazon gift cards/credit, but it is all from my Amazon visa card and it shows up right in my Amazon acct each month. I think it's 3% rewards on Amazon purchases and 1% on everything else and it adds up and we just pay the cc's in full each month.

    Ooh! You know what I probably mentioned?! Ebates!! I have gotten Amazon gift cards from them, and I love Ebates! If you are interested you can join through my Tell-a-friend link here 🙂

  11. Anonymous

    WOWZA! Amazing book list!

  12. Christine M.

    Thanks! I will look into it, and if I decide to try it, I will sign up through your link. Hope you are having a great month of the Holy Souls! God bless!

  13. Tamalyn L.

    Wow – thank you so much for the book list! This is so helpful and I'm already sorting through to purchase a few for our collection. Many blessings to you for sharing your faith resources with us!

  14. joy

    Looks like a GREAT book list.


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