When it comes to helping children to learn, nothing beats a great storybook. Nothing instructs, inspires, provides moral guidance, nor stirs the imagination like a good story. And nothing provides more joy to a child than becoming friends with a story's characters, entering into the adventure, and applauding and owning its outcome. But locating worthwhile books for kids can be a challenge in our contemporary culture. How can a teacher, catechist, or parent find reading material these days that reflects moral values and/or teaches something about God? In REALLY GOOD BOOKS FOR KIDS, catechist and author Janaan Manternach meets that need head on by providing an invaluable reference that presents an outstanding selection of children's books, along with valuable reviews of their entertainment and educational value. She has organized this guide to help readers locate books by subject matter (e.g., Books That Raise Moral Consciousness, Bible Storybooks, and Poetry) or by religious theme (e.g., Resurrection Stories, Christmas Stories). This unique reference is an ideal resource for parents and for anyone else entrusted with the care and upbringing of kids--especially teachers and catechists looking for the right books to read to their pupils and add to their libraries. And REALLY GOOD BOOKS FOR KIDS is a perfect Baptism or First Communion gift for parents.