A Little Catholic’s Book of Liturgical Colors

Introduce your child to the beauty and meaning of the colors at Holy Mass.

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Written in delightful rhyming verse by Theresa Kiser and illustrated by Chris Pelicano (the long-time illustrator of Holy Heroes’ products!), this board book will walk children through the different liturgical colors of the Catholic Church and where they will find them in the Mass. The rhythm of the poetry is tuned to a child’s ear, so you may soon find your little ones “reading” the book themselves!


“One of the best books by Holy Heroes is The Little Catholic’s Book of Liturgical Colors by Theresa Kiser, with illustrations by Chris Pelicano. It’s perfect for ages under 7 years. Each page gives a breakdown on all the colors of the Catholic Liturgical year with rich illustrations. The passages are short, rhyming and full of rich meaning to each color.” —

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“Lovely board book for little ones! Theresa Kiser’s beautiful board book is a wonderful way to introduce little ones to liturgical seasons and colors! Kids will love the bright colors and rhyming verse. Great for families and parish libraries and atriums.” — Katie WarnerSimple Resources for Catholic Families

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Recognized for “authentically Catholic content” by the Catholic Writers Guild!


“This is a beautiful book! Lovely rhyme and illustrations and teaches important lessons about the liturgical colors. It is a great book for children and for adults!” – ACS from Albany, NY

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For readers ages 10-14 and up, The Manakor Chronicles is a fantasy adventure series of hope, friendship, and wonder. Written under Theresa Kiser’s fantasy pen name, T.K. Kiser, this first installment of The Manakor Chronicles won Best Juvenile Fiction in the 2016 IPPY Awards.

The Firebrand Legacy

The Manakor Chronicles Book #1

The Firebrand Legacy by T.K. Kiser

Ever since the ash dragon Kavariel killed her sister, fourteen-year-old Carine has hated dragons and the magic they bring.

Every year she endures the Festival when the dragon delivers his flame to the capital city of Esten. The dragon’s flame is powerful. It kills, but also provides magic that keeps the Heartless Ones at bay.

Until this year, when the dragon doesn’t come.

Instead, a Heartless One enters Esten and threatens the safety of Carine’s family. Forced to leave her parents behind, she joins forces with two princes and sets off on a death-defying journey to save all she holds dear.

But when restoring her home means confronting the magic and dragons she has come to hate, and when unraveled secrets threaten to destroy the world she is trying to save, Carine’s only hope is in her enemy…

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Gold Award Winner for “Best Juvenile Fiction”

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“Kiser’s thoroughly engaging fantasy includes all of the classic mythical creatures like merfolk, centaurs, fauns, and sorcerers. She also offers a mystery that enhances the fantasy adventure quest…. The novel veers in surprising directions and engages in cerebral concepts, like the power of language and the dichotomy (or similarities) of physics versus magic…A rousing saga of magic and mystery that leaves the door wide open for a sequel and more.”

– Kirkus Reviews 2016-01-17 08.27.00


“Readers will be THRILLED with author T.K. Kiser’s arrival on the middle grade book scene. The Firebrand Legacy: Manakor Chronicles, #1 provides page upon page of action and adventure, making it hard to put aside….There is no sexual content of any kind, no offensive language, and violence is in no way explicit. Given the main character’s age and the clean content, I highly recommend it to readers ages 10-14 and anyone who enjoys stories about magic and fantasy (and DRAGONS!).”

– Hall Ways Reviews

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Bring author T.K. Kiser to your classroom online or in-person!

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Death Dragon’s Kiss

The Manakor Chronicles Book #2

Would you betray your morals for someone you love?


The dragon Kavariel’s continued absence from Navafort unleashes a new threat. From North Esten to the royal family, no one is safe.

Desperate for an answer, Carine, David, and Giles battle stealthy creatures, journey into Navafort, and teeter precariously at the moral edge of good magic and bad, all while shadowed by a mysterious girl from a foreign land.

But even as they band together to protect life and the kingdom, the biggest threat to everything…is each other.

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“I love these books, they are a good read! I recommend this book to people who love dragons.”

– Robert A. Rider, on Amazon


“…The story also reinforces to readers that doing the right thing is quite often not the easiest path to take and can be downright difficult. The struggles in the book are real…Also in the same vein as book one, BAM! Book two has a FABULOUS ending that leaves readers hanging and chomping at the bit for more adventures! I cannot wait for the next book in this series”

– Hall Ways Reviews

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