“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ― Sylvia Plath, Journal entry from August 1952. We may be nearing the end of summer, but August is also a month of festivals, carnivals and celebrations as well as the long-awaited summer holidays for those at schools and colleges. Make the most of the last month of summer and take a look at our books.

Katie comes to Mass

Katie comes to Mass

Kathleen Pearce. Illustrations by Martina Špinková


This is an ideal book for younger children who want to understand the Mass. The text of the Mass is the actual text introduced in 2011, but carefully woven into a story. Young children who can read or who can listen to the story being read will not only enjoy the story but will begin to understand the significance of the Mass.

ISBN 978-0-954453-97-2

Hardback portrait 148mm x 196mm



It had been a long hot summer. Now the days were getting a little cooler and the school holidays were coming to an end. Rosie's cousin, Katie, was staying for a few days; tomorrow she would be going home. It was Sunday and Rosie was determined to enjoy their last day together. First, they were going to Mass and afterwards, they planned to have a family picnic. Katie had not been to Mass before and Rosie was looking forward to quietly telling Katie all that happens during the service.