"Celebrate" Children's Book Series Contest


Picture 3This month, to celebrate the fact that noted author Heidi Bratton has joined us as a columnist, we are giving away a set of Heidi’s tremendous Celebrate series of four board books. The series contains the following titles:

Celebrate Animals – A Story about Family Life on Noah’s Ark – Through captivating photographs of children interacting with animals, life on Noah’s Ark becomes a beautiful word picture for contemporary families learning to gently take care of one another and all God’s creatures.

Celebrate Family – A Story about Your Own Special Family – Captivating photography and simple text create a beautiful canvas of love and care lived out in today’s families.

Celebrate Feelings – A Story about God’s Love for Me – Happy. Silly. Sad. God is with me, no matter how I feel!

Celebrate Me & You – A Story about Your Special Part in God’s Family – God made me special, and he made you special too!

To enter to win this contest, you must leave a comment on this post with a valid email address (which won’t be published or shared) before Midnight PST on March 27, 2010.  I’ll draw three random winners and announce the winners when the contest has ended.

Update: Our lucky winner is Barb (#10). Your prize will be sent soon.  Take a look at our other CatholicMom.com contests for more great chances to win!


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at www.LisaHendey.com for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Those books look fantastic! It's hard to believe I don't own them yet what with my book buying addiction and all 🙂

  2. Hi! My son would just adore these books. He loves looking at the faces of other babies and we certainly need more books! I hope we win! Thank you for highlighting this author, so much! Board books that talk about God are so few, most of them are all about Noah. It's good to mention God in everyday life in these books so children grow up knowing that God is not a word we avoid saying in public! He is so important and his word deserves more attention than an hour at mass once a week.

  3. We would love to win these books! My Baby loves being read to, and these books sound especially great 🙂

  4. I am expecting my 6th child in July, and it would be nice to have some new, beautiful books to share with our new little blessing.

  5. These books would be ideal for my kid to take them with her to the cathechism class for the tinies whom she teaches. They would go well with the set of laminations I made her.

  6. I have always loved the books that show life through photographs or drawings. They are just wonderful and kids really respond to them. The “Feelings” book reminds me of this great book (“PersonaliTrees”) that shows trees showing feelings and the human spirit. Wonderful nature photography — you wonder where the photographer found some of these! Then she matches the emotion and photo with a great, perfect quotation. The spirituality of it all really pulls you in. Since just being dazzled by these I now have a new plan: take kids and camera and make my own book. Once kids see these photos they'll be on the lookout for other trees showing other emotions or even interesting poses (“That bunch of branches looks just like a chair!” is one remark I've heard recently). And then we'll come up with our own quotations, too.

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    I am definitely going to tell all my Catholic and non-Catholic friends about catholicmom.com. This site feels like a home and is rich with so much excellent material. Looking forward to checking in often. Thanks, Lisa. This is clearly an object of love.

  8. Would LOVE to win these! The books are awesome. I love the idea previousl posted about making your own books similiar like. Awesome!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  9. I love the idea for the one about feelings! Our society is so centered on what makes me feel good must be about God-whether they name it so or not. Thanks for your website-it has become a super resource for me.

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