Books by Carolyn Cooney

Clara Kerger is a dreamy, imaginative, and impulsive girl growing up on a farm in Ilchester, Maryland in the Patapsco Valley. Along with her enormous and perpetually-growing family and her friend Sam, she gets herself into and out of scrapes, constantly trying to control her unpredictable impulses but still finding ways to tumble into disaster. While the turmoil of pre-Civil War America mounts threateningly, her happy, close-knit family remains a haven of laughter and mischief.

As Clara grows up, however, she finds herself changing as her dreams swell to heights which she thinks are unreachable. She begins to believe she can never reconcile her hopes with the reality of her simple farm life and the increasing tension around her. Furthermore, she finds herself hurting the people she loves as she continues to rush into trouble without stopping to think. This novel not only portrays a girl growing from childhood into youth, but it also depicts the joys of life in a huge and warm-hearted family living in the timeless hills of their home at Strawberry Fields.

A Gift to Our Lady: Consecration to Mary for Children. This lovely book provides a brief reading each day for thirty-three consecutive days, this book helps a child prepare for Consecration to Mary. With many stories of saints to illustrate points and capture little ones’ imagination, the devotional seeks to inspire affection in children for Jesus and Mary. It especially encourages them to seek sainthood, pray the Rosary, and love God in the little things. Complete with a guide to praying the Rosary which serves to remind readers of the infinite value of their Consecration after they have finished the preparation, this book is recommended for children around the ages 5-9.


The Badge of Kenley’s Legend is a historical fiction that takes place in England during WWII. A plucky, orphan boy  overhears a German spy’s ploy to destroy the Royal Air Force Kenley, the base where his beloved brothers are stationed. Stuck in the countryside as an evacuee, how can he warn his brothers in order to save them from impending doom?

Also available on Kindle here.


This book contains fifteen art masterpieces which depict the Stations of the Cross. Complete with Bible verses and short meditations, this book is a tremendous aid in helping children contemplate the Passion of Christ.


After overcoming countless trials and difficulties, a young hero rises among his Irish people to rescue and protect them from the invading English. With his mysterious name and thrilling motto, he quickly becomes the hope for all of Ireland.

Also available on Kindle at Amazon.


Set in Medieval Poland, this is a story of faith, friendship, and courage as a young girl tries to discover the whereabouts of her missing father.

Also available on Kindle on Amazon. Free study guide for 3-4th graders is available here.


A historical children’s book about St. Sebastian, St. Quadratus, St. Tarcisius, St. Pancratius, and St. Agnes, young and courageous Christians who faced cruel persecutions during the time of the Early Church.