Introducing an exciting new series for young readers from the bestselling author Lisa M. Hendey! The Chime Travelers series features fun-filled, time-travel adventures with a Catholic message that takes kids to long-ago times and faraway lands. Each book features prayers and a short bio to introduce children to a major saint’s life and legend. Discussion questions about saints, sacraments and Catholic life help children understand what they’ve learned through the stories. Check out the series here.
Lisa Hendey loves bringing the Chime Travelers series to young readers via classroom or group visits. To discuss a “virtual visit” where Lisa comes to your class or group via an online visit, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to “like” Chime Travelers on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @ChimeTravelers for all of the latest news and information on the series.
What Kids Are Saying:
You have to read Chime Travelers because it is a big adventure! It inspires you to grow closer to God and teaches you about St. Patrick in a fun way. With every chapter, you just want to keep reading. Lucia, Trinity School, Age 9
I thought the book was interesting because of the history of the saints. I learned about Tekakwitha. The story has a good message – be kind to others. From the ending it makes me want to read the next book. It was the right level for me – not too easy, not too hard. Ryan, Eleanor Rush Intermediate School, Age 10
Chime Travelers is funny and adventurous. It was fun that Patrick’s time-traveling buddy was a frog named Francis. I learned a lot about my faith and about the life of St. Patrick. Olivia, St. Agnes Catholic School, Age 11
The Chime Travelers books are great because you learn about your faith and read a great story at the same time.” Will, age 8 St. Gabriel Catholic School
What Teachers Are Saying:
I read aloud the first book of Lisa Hendey’s delightful new series to my 3rd grade students. They loved the story. They said the book was ‘Saint-tastic,’ and they gave it five snaps and Jazz Hands! Barb Gilman, third grade teacher, St. Mary Margaret School, Omaha, Nebraska
Lisa Hendey has always had the ability to inspire and lead other Catholic moms. Now, with the warmth and care of an experienced mother, she demonstrates her ability to offer inspiration to their children, too. Jared Dees, author of 31 Days to Becoming a Better Religious Educator
Beautifully written, capturing the readers’ attention and imagination, this is a wonderful weaving of the lives of saints with those of the characters. The Chime Travelers books capture many questions children this age ask about their faith and how can they truly serve God. Carmie Gennock, Catholic school teacher
What Parents Are Saying:
I love this series because it combines an exciting story while including elements our Catholic faith. I feel confident that all the material in these books are compatible with our faith which is sometimes a challenge as we look for reading material for our book-loving children. Stephanie
Our family has read three of these delightful books. They are filled with adventure, humor, and important life lessons. Parents and teachers can utilize these fun and creative books to teach children about about our beautiful Catholic faith and the lives of the saints. And I bet they will learn something along the way, too. Chime Travelers books make great read-aloud fun for the whole family or classroom! Sarah
We finished the book tonight and he immediately asked if we could start book #2! He said that he wished he could chime travel for real and meet St. Patrick and go to Ireland. It may seem small but your book really helped him get into reading but it also taught very valuable lessons about the gift of our Faith and of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Forgiveness. Not to mention how it gave me an excuse to “bond” and get to know my son better. Erika
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What Priests Are Saying:
“Hendey’s wonderfully imaginative and faith-filled stories will delight young readers, while at the same time deepening their understanding of central Catholic beliefs: the saints, the sacraments, active love for family, friends, and strangers, and active life in a Church community. In the spirit of the parables, Jesus’ preferred mode of teaching, Hendey’s books delightfully achieve two goals at the same time: enchanting our imaginations and deepening our faith. Present-day kids meet centuries-old saints in stories that are at once surprising and compelling.” —Rev. Lou DelFra, CSC, co-author of Five Minutes with Christ: Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers and Five Minutes with the Saints: More Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers
Imagine if you could travel back in time and meet the saints in person. Through the eyes of the Chime Travelers, Lisa Hendey helps us do just that! She brings them to life in a way that is fun and informative, while encouraging us to live their examples.” —Fr. Cory Sticha, Pastor, St. Mary’s Parish, Malta, Montana
We’re very happy to announce that Chime Travelers Book #1 The Secret of the Shamrock recently earned a Catholic Press Association award in the Best Children’s Book category!