Devotional Stories for Little Folks

Phonics & Reading


Reading, Grade 2

These all-time favorite stories feature the antics of Greg and his siblings in a Catholic homeschooling family like your own. The 36 hilarious and heart-tugging stories can be used for primary reading practice, character building lessons, or pure enjoyment!


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  • How do I protect my child against popular occult games, stories, cartoons, and card games?
  • My children think it’s Mom’s job to do all the housework; how can I motivate them to help me without complaining and fighting?
  • I wish my children were better about sharing; how can I teach them to be more generous?
  • My children are feeling peer pressure to have the latest in designer label clothing and toys; what can I do to counter this materialistic influence?
  • What do I do with a child who is reluctant to go to confession?
  • My daughter is usually a good kid, but she can be so sneaky at times; help!
  • How do I explain or teach any of these lessons without having my children’s eyes glaze over?

Answer: Teach your children with stories that they will love! All of these topics and more are addressed in Devotional Stories for Little Folks. This little book will say what you want to say, in a way that children will absorb. Your children will be entertained but at the same time learn eternal truths.

We know that what our children read matters, and that it isn’t always easy to be in this world but not “of it.” Devotional Stories teaches character-building lessons and guides your children toward knowledge, love, and service of God, all while providing enjoyable reading practice, phonics, and vocabulary reinforcement. 

Devotional Stories for Little Folks includes:

  • Thirty-six stories
  • Relevant quotations from Scripture and the Catechism for each story
  • Vocabulary and comprehension questions follow each tale
  • Comprehension questions designed to encourage thought and spark discussion
  • Use as primary reading practice
  • Use as a daily devotional
  • Use stories in any order as gentle examples in moral training 
  • Topical index to easily locate specific subjects
  • Answer key

Use these stories daily or weekly, in order or in response to specific character issues that might need reinforcement. For example, what if you’d like to present a lesson about the importance of following directions? Look in the topical index under “directions” to locate “Yellowstone Bread,” a story about just such a lesson.

Much more than entertaining reading, Devotional Stories will inspire your child to LIVE the Faith!

Check out the prequel and sequel which are chock-full of even more funny, heart-tugging, “real-life” stories related to living the Faith within the family! And don’t miss the companion coloring book with 70 illustrations!

A daily schedule for this core text is available in CHC Lesson Plans for Second Grade.

Bad example
Behaving in church
Guardian Angel
Appearances can be deceiving
Doing your best
First Commandment
Consideration for others
The goodness of creation
Fear of the dark
Following directions
Holy Eucharist
Forgetfulness: Jesus will not forget

Putting God first
Good habits
Obedience to Church teaching
Overcoming bad habits
God’s love
Corporal Works of Mercy
Love of neighbor
Needs vs. wants
Trusting in the Church

Answer to prayer
Constant prayer
God’s promises
God’s Providence
Self sacrifice
Service: serving God and others in little ways
Hiding sin
Overcoming sin
Trusting in God
Doing God’s will
The gift of work

Product Code: DSLF
Format: Softcover
Binding: Perfect bound
Page Count: 270 pages
Dimensions: 5.5″×8.5″
ISBN: 9781946207647
Returnable? Yes, view return policy.
Consumable? No, purchase one per family.
Answer key: A removable answer key is included in the back of the book.

Nancy Nicholson is one of the founding authors of Catholic Heritage Curricula. Equipped with an abundance of God-given talent, a major in Secondary Education–English, and years of experience homeschooling her own children, she has written over thirty educational titles, beginning with Little Stories for Little Folks. Her unique ability to develop programs and workbooks that “fit” both advanced and struggling students is due to her experience raising children of different ability levels and learning styles: two of her children are developmentally challenged, while another went on to graduate from Harvard and is now a college professor.

Andrea Helen Smith is a self-taught writer, artist, and embroiderer. She grew up in Mississippi, where her parents homeschooled her. She devotes herself to creating products that are unique, beautiful, and enriching to the heart and soul.

Photo submitted by Rachel, IL.

My 6-year-old son LOVES Devotional Stories for Little Folks. The books and stories are deceptively simple in that you think you are just reading a funny story about another homeschooling family, but each story is a moral lesson in itself. Our book is dog-eared from the amount of time my son spends reading this book, in bed, huddled in a corner, in his make-shift fort, in the car – all over the place.

“Our daughter reading to her doll on the new sofa.” —Silvia, CA

Devotional Stories for Little Folks really speaks to my daughter's heart. She can relate to the characters (losing at checkers, having a difficult time sitting still during the Mass), and that captures her attention like little else ever has.

Photo submitted by Robin, IL.

My 12-year-old son still enjoys returning to Devotional Stories for Little Folks. He is a “challenging” boy, and the stories offer him gentle reminders about appropriate behaviors and attitudes. He is also enjoying reading them to his preschool little brother and pointing out the lessons contained in the stories.

Photo submitted by Kari, FL.

The other day at a homeschool meeting, I read aloud a story from Devotional Stories for Little Folks. Afterwards, three parents approached me and wanted to know where I got the book. One mom said, “The readers we use with our program are just depressing! Is that really one of the readers you use with CHC?” I was so happy to say, “Why, yes, it is!”

Photo submitted by Rita, TX.

I am extremely pleased with CHC's Devotional Stories for Little Folks. My son loves all the characters and looks forward to the many adventures they go through—and the many faith lessons they learn. A real winner!

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