There are many books for children about the life of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast is today. We recommend Brother Sun, Sister Moon by Katherine Paterson, which re-imagines the hymn of praise proclaimed by Saint Francis in 1224. What makes this book stand-out are the beautiful illustrations of paper artist Pamela Dalton. It is a tribute to the wonders of creation and the saint who loved them. We also recommend Francis: The Poor Man of Assisi and The Song of Francis both by Tomie dePaola. DePaola has written and illustrated over a 100 books for children, many of them based on saint stories and folk tales. As a young man dePaola tried to become a Benedictine monk, and his Catholicism informs his art. Though he has sold more than 6 million books, dePaola has never crossed over to television and has continued to make his living with quiet art-filled storybooks, which take children’s imaginations seriously. Read these with your children or give them as a gift today.