OSV Acquires PBG content, including "Molly McBride" Series
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“Molly” Meets New Publisher

OSV Acquires PBG content, including "Molly McBride" Series
Molly McBride series to be published by Our Sunday Visitor

Friends, I’ve had to keep a secret for a long time, but now it’s all out there:

Peanut Butter and Grace officially announced yesterday that Our Sunday Visitor, the largest English language Catholic publisher in the world, has acquired several of their titles and content, including my “Molly McBride” children’s picture book series promoting religious vocations.

The news that Molly was being sold to Our Sunday Visitor was a shock to me. Change is scary, and Peanut Butter and Grace has been by my side since almost the beginning of this journey. But on the other hand, I’m really excited. When I first found out the name of the company looking at my series, I thought, “Our Sunday Visitor? I remember their weekly newspaper on our porch and my parents reading it after Mass.”

Religious vocations awareness through children's literature
Sister and Molly have a heart-to-heart.

OSV has a huge reach, and that helps me in my mission, which can now be on a grander scale, to encourage Catholic parents and teachers to talk to kids about becoming religious sisters and priests. All of us here at the “McBride” household are looking forward to merging into the OSV family. Everyone I’ve spoken with over there is a gem.

You know, it’s always been my dream that “Molly McBride” would someday be a household name in Catholic families, a cute little reminder to plant those seeds early about becoming priests and nuns. Plus, she reminds us all to do as Jesus told us, to have the faith of a child.

Since OSV boasts an audience of millions of Catholic readers globally, it seems possible that dream can come true. I am so grateful for everyone who has helped me in this endeavor.

JesusWithMeWill the cartoon will be picked up by OSV Newsweekly There are currently no plans for this. But how cool would that be? One “Sunday” in the other “Sunday.”

Fellow authors, book stores, reviewers, and fans awaiting copies or even Book Four, I’m in a bit of  a “publisher limbo” at the moment. As OSV transitions over each new title, books will again become available. I’ll do my best to keep you all posted! Meanwhile, look right here for the next Molly comic on Mother’s Day.



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. . . also known as Jeanie Egolf.

Dr. Jean Schoonover-Egolf, creator of the award-winning  Molly McBride series of Catholic children's books.
Dr. Jean Schoonover-Egolf, creator of the award-winning Molly McBride series of Catholic children’s books.

I’m a retired Internal Medicine physician-turned-homeschooling mom/artist/author and the creator of the Molly McBride series. (Molly is a 5-year-old who wants to be a “purple nun” when she grows up, just like her friends, the Children of Mary sisters.) 

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The award-winning series is loved by children ages 3-11 and the perfect introduction to religious vocations for both girls AND boys, since the other main character (Dominic) wants to be a priest. Click here to learn more.


Purple Habit

BOOK ONE is more than just a tale about attachment to certain favorite outfits. It’s really a FIRST COMMUNION STORY and always a huge hit as a gift for those second-graders on your shopping list.



Plaid Jumper

In BOOK TWO, Molly is entering kindergarten and, in addition to her wardrobe dilemma, faces separation anxiety from her beloved “wolf-pet-named-Francis” plushie toy.

"Plaid Jumper" Wins SOA
Book Two in the “Molly McBride” series is awarded the Catholic Writers’ Guild SEAL OF APPROVAL

"Party Invitation" is a tale of true love, charity.
Party Invitation

BOOK THREE teaches children about the virtue of charity via the Gospels and a school bully.

"Party Invitation" vote best children's book of 2018
Molly McBride and the Party Invitation: A Story About the Virtue of Charity was our hottest seller of 2018 and continues to delight readers young and old.

BOOK FOUR is scheduled to be released in time for Christmas 2019!

All are available at Amazon or wherever books are sold.

All of us here at the “McBride” house are happy you stopped by. Be sure to give Molly’s FB page a “Like” and even consider joining her group “Purple Habit People and Molly McBride Members” for up-to-date news on new releases and cute cartoons.


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