Bezalel Youth Books Giveaway


ATG Truth for Teens coverSince we love giving things away, and since we love great books for kids, this month we are offering you a chance to win some wonderful books from Bezaelel Books, a fantastic Catholic publishing house. Five winners will be chosen for the contest, each one receiving one of the following books:

Hiding the Stranger in Hickory Valley – Joan L. Kelly, author of “My Big Feet” and “Lonny the Lizard finds a Treasure,” delivers another winning book! The adventure begins when a young farm girl, Katie, finds an unconscious teenager in a meadow. When she and her siblings try to help him discover answers, they find themselves involved in intrigue and possible danger. Who is this mysterious stranger who suddenly shows up on a small Illinois farm? Where did he come from? Where is he going? This first book in the trilogy takes the reader on an adventure filled quest!

My Big Feet – Rob Sanderson and his friends knew that they weren’t part of the ‘popular’ kids, but that didn’t stop them from accepting each other and facing life’s challenges. Even when those challenges involved intrigue and espionage! Kids and grown ups, too, will love reading about this group of misfits as they combine forces to find a way to outwit dangerous spies and save their new classmate and her family. (Ages 9-12)

Sweet Tweets – “Sweet Tweets,” by Trudy Schubert, was inspired by Trudy’s love of children’s books and her desire to help the Lakeland School of Walworth County, an institution dedicated to helping children with autism. Drawing upon her own background as children’s librarian and storyteller at Williams Bay Library and as a preschool teacher, Trudy has combined her great wit and fun-loving personality to bring Chicken Chineka, Lambkins, and the Easter Bunny to life in a beautifully illustrated tale of the value of team effort and gratitude. Sure to delight young and old alike; all proceeds of “Sweet Tweets” go to the Lakeland School of Walworth County.

Isabel’s Sister – “Isabel’s Sister” is a beautiful story of life and promise in the Resurrection. Once again, author Harriet (Kety) Sabatini captures the beauty of faith in this, her second book. For everyone who loved “Joseph’s Hands,” this book is sure to please. For those not yet familiar with Harriet’s prose, or Marie’s magnificent art work, “Isabel’s Sister” will be a newfound treasure in books that every Christian child should have!

All Things Girl: Truth for Teens – Latest book by best-selling Catholic authors Teresa Tomeo, Molly Miller and Monica Cops is now available in paperback… Do you want your teen daughter to know the true (and detrimental) precepts of the feminist movement or the real 9-1-1 on birth control and sexual freedom? Are you looking for a book that reveals Catholic truths and develops Catholic virtues in an honest and open way? All Things Girl: Truth for Teens is a 240 page book written with the same frank and realistic voice as found in the ATG book series. Chapters include: You Are Here for a Reason Relationships Learning from All of God’s Creatures Influences from the Feminist Movement Be Mindful of the Media Messages Fashion Skin, Makeup and Hair Financial Responsibility How Does Your Garden Grow? Every Life Is a Vocation Virtues to Live by A Plan for Life All Things Girl: Truth for Teens Journal is the perfect accompaniment to the book and encourages girls to track their prayer life and contemplate the messages of the book in a personal and private way. “All Things Girl: Truth for Teens” seeks to help Catholic teens live and learn their Catholic faith with joy and diligence. This winner will also receive the All Things Girl: Truth for Teens Journal.

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 February 19, 2010.  I’ll draw three random winners and announce the winners when the contest has ended.

Update: Our lucky winners are Yolanda (#32), Mary (#6), Kim (#1), Noelia (#25), and Dawn (#40). Your prizes will be sent soon.  Take a look at our other contests for more great chances to win!


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. It is nice to know there are good quality, Catholic books for kids to read. I am always worried about what my kids read & see on TV, so this is a wonderful resource! Thank you & God bless!

  2. My husband & I were never avid readers. Our oldest daughter, age 11, is one of the biggest bookworms I’ve ever seen! Not sure where she got it from, but I have started to dive in to Cathoic book after book by her example. Children are such a blessing!

  3. We have been using the All Things Girl series for a Girls Club (Middle School) we started at our parish a year ago, and we love the series. I am thrilled to see that there is another one that we can move on to as the girls enter high school!

  4. I teach 7th grade religious education and these books would be great to add to the curriculum! I have taught many different age groups and finding something that pre-teens can relate to sounds great.

  5. Thanks for a wonderful site! I have two teen daughters and an 18 month old son. The book gift basket sounds wonderful!!

  6. Diane Tucholski on

    This would be great! My daughter is turning 13 on 2/27. At the moment she is in that phase that anything I say is really “far out there” and not in sync with the times and how things “really are”. She will, on the other hand, listen to others, so it would be great to give this to her to read!

  7. Tiffany McCord on

    I’m new to This site is amazing !!!! I am in RCIA this year. What wonderful experiences I am finding. The best is the friends, parish families and the outreach of the Catholic Faith. I was raised Lutheran; yet was longing for more and found it. I was introduced to CatholicMom for VBS informations. I came along the books. I am introducing to my nieces the wonders of life. I hope my name is picked so I may share w/ her.

  8. Jennipher Nadolski on

    I am so glad to see a book that explains the Catholic veiws to young girls. My daughter is soon to be a teen and a book like this would be great. I also have an autistic son and it is nice to see books that deal are friendly to their sense of the world. I also teach RE and what a great resource. Thank you all for writing such great books!!!!

  9. These sound great. My granddaughters [Maya, 10 and Alina, 6] are avid book lovers! I’m printing out your list. Thanks… Judy

  10. I just recommended the All Things Girl series of books to the rector at my older children’s school. He was very impressed with the book review on the series that was in the Vatican newspaper in December. I also recommended them to all the mom’s in my homeschool group. My daughter reads her books over and over and over again. They give such great “advice” staying in line with Catholic teachings. I was excited to see the newest book on line the other day, but knew not in this month’s budget. So excited to see your giveaway!! 🙂
    Thanks Lisa for making me aware of the other great books too!

  11. My granddaughter has graduated to chapter books now and I have been looking for books with exciting and good content. These look like the ticket. Thanks for your great work. God Bless.

  12. I just found your site and am really enjoying discovering all you have to offer. The giveaway is a bonus! I was not aware of “Catholic” books and am glad to have discovered them through you. Thanks

  13. My daughter gabby needs more influences in her life that pertain to our religion. She had a varitey of friends that all attend diffrent churches and invite her to thier churches often. She needs guidance in what our religion is about and why we have diffrent beliefs. She loves her friends and gets confused about all the diffrent religions in our world. She also has a friend who is unable to celebrate any holidays and does not understand why and feels it is unfair for her friend to have to leave the classroom and sit in the office when the school has their parties. It makes her sad to think her friend is missing out. She is also going to Juinor High next year and does not need any more confusioin in her life. She loves to read and finds that to be her get away. I have to take a small light that she uses at night to read so that she will go to bed. I dont have all the answers for her. Bless us all.

  14. My daughter loves to read and it’s great to see religious books that are current and not preachy. I also have a niece that would benefit greatly from the All Things Girls book.

  15. I am a teacher at a Native American school in La PUsh WA(hint: we are the tribe in the Twilight Books!) I would love something to share with the middle school age kids. Many times they will raid my own books from my office if it looks interesting to them. Becuase we are not a publeic school religion discussions occur often. They all know I am Catholic, and that I am one of two teachers for our entire K-6 program at church. So…any books would be great.

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