Denver Catholic Librarian Calls Chime Travelers "Great!" for Summer Reading

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We were so happy to see Chime Travelers included in the recommendations for summer reading in this article at Denver Catholic. Of our books, Tamara Conley, research librarian at St. John Vianney Theological seminary, Cardinal StaffŸord Library said:

Denver Catholic LogoThe Chime Traveler books are based on a group of friends who clean a chapel together. When a bell rings in the chapel, they are transported to the time of different
saints. Conley said this story outline allows the books to teach life lessons without becoming dull.

“These books are so much fun. They’re great,” she said. “The child in the story learns about the saint, but it doesn’t become too preachy.”

She said the books are great for young readers ready to make the switch to chapter books.

“It’s a big deal for a little kid to move from a picture book to a chapter book. It’s a good starting chapter book for a 7 or 8 year old, if they’re a good reader,” she said.

Check out the rest of Tamara’s summer reading recommendations here and order Chime Travelers Books One through Five here.


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of 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 for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.


  1. Maribel Nova on

    I am so happy to see Chime Travelers on this summer reading list! My family absolutely loves the Chime Traveler books. My husband and I read them aloud to our 3, 5, and 7 year olds, and my 7 year old also likes to read them on her own. The kids will not let us put the book down and we honestly read the first book from beginning to end in one sitting. The adventures of Patrick and Katie come alive for the kids, and they feel that they too are walking with the saints. The books open up their hearts to love our Catholic faith, the sacraments, and the saints. The depth of information in each adventure also provides fodder for tons of learning about geography, vocabulary, cultures, and history. Lisa Hendey weaves childhood lessons into the story as well, making the truths that the saints lived relevant to help solve modern day childhood dilemmas. These books truly are a must-read for any Catholic family!

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