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September 08, 2014 - 3:57 PDT

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BOSTON, MA (September 8, 2014) - Pauline Books & Media announces a Back-to-School blog tour celebrating Catholic children's literature beginning today.

Featuring three children's authors with appeal for varying age groups, the tour begins on September 8, with author Nicole Lataif's guest post on CatholicMom.com titled, "A Little Forgiveness Goes a Long Way with Kids." Lataif highlights her newest Pauline Books & Media release for children ages 4-8: I Forgive You: Love We Can Hear, Ask for and Give, with illustrations by Katy Betz. Lataif is also the author of the 2013 Christopher Award winner, Forever You: A Book about Your Soul and Body, and its Spanish equivalent; SiempreTú, also published by Pauline Books & Media. Lataif is the founder and editor of the website Kids Faith Garden, as well as a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the creator and administrator of the new Catholic Children's Books Facebook page. Lataif's guest blogs will be featured on Catholic Book Blogger on Sept 9; Proverbial Girlfriend, September 10; Snoring Scholar, September 15; Carrots for Michaelmas, Sept 16; and Stuart's Study, September 17.

Award-winning middle-grade author Marilee Haynes will also be featured on Catholic Mom.com beginning September 18 with a post titled "Why Not Now?" Haynes, author of a.k.a. Genius and its sequel Genius under Construction, is a full-time mother of three who writes in stolen moments and is also a member of SCBWI. Her first book, a.k.a. Genius, received the Catholic Writers' Guild Seal of Approval and the 2014 Catholic Arts and Letters Award (CALA) for children's fiction, and the second place award for teen fiction from the Catholic Press Association. Haynes will be featured on Catholic Book Blogger on September 19; Campfires and Cleats, September 20; Kids Faith Garden, September 22; Emily's Estuary, Sept 24; Snoring Scholar, September 27.

Author Britt Leigh, whose teen novel Ten Commandments for Kissing Gloria Jean is influenced by the teachings of Saint John Paul II, also wrote the foreword for Teens Share the Mission. Both books are published by Pauline Books & Media and her novel received the Catholic Writers' Guild Seal of Approval. Her writing has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Middle School, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Getting into College, and on Kids Faith Garden.com. Leigh holds a Certificate of Catechesis from the Theological Institute for the New Evangelization (Boston) and a certificate in chastity/abstinence training through the Center for Relationship Education. She blogs at BrittLeighBooks.com and for young women at ProverbialGirlfriend.com. Leigh's guest post, "Two Truths and a Lie" will be featured on CatholicMom.com on September 29. Catholic Book Blogger will feature Leigh on Sept 30, and October will begin with a teen post on Em's Estuary. Kids Faith Garden will also host Leigh on October 2, with Snoring Scholar finishing out the tour on October 8.

Pauline Books & Media would like to thank all featured blogs for hosting our authors and promoting quality Catholic children's literature. All books are available at www.pauline.org. For further information or to schedule an author visit, contact Cathy Knipper at cknipper@paulinemedia.com or call 627-676-4490 X4271.

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