Kathleen Long Bostrom

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General Information

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Name: Kathleen Long Bostrom

Pen Name: Kathleen Bostrom

Born: 1954 in Los Angeles, California

Website: www.kathleenlongbostrom.com

Email: kathleenlongbostrom@comcast.net

Illinois Connection

Boston lives in Wildwood, Illinois. She is a graduate of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bostrom has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church since 1983. She and her husband, Greg, have served as Co-Pastors of the Wildwood Presbyterian Church in Wildwood, Illinois, since 1991.

Since 1998, Bostrom has served on the Board of the Presbyterian Writers Guild, and finished her term as President of the Guild in 2004. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and The Society of Midland Authors.

Bostrom earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey; and a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago.

Published Works

  • The World That God Made, Tyndale House Publishers, 1997
  • What is God Like?, Tyndale House Publishers, 1998
  • Who is Jesus, Tyndale House Publishers, 1999
  • Value-Able Child, Good Year Books, 1999
  • What About Heaven, Tyndale House Publishers, 2000
  • God Loves You, Tyndale House Publishers, 2001
  • Song of Creation, Westminster John Knox Press, 2001
  • Are Angels Real, Tyndale House Publishers, 2001
  • What Is Prayer?, Tyndale House Publishers, 2002
  • Thank You, God!, Tyndale House Publishers, 2002
  • Papas Gift: An Inspirational Story of Love and Loss, Zonderkidz, 2002
  • Mary's Happy Christmas Day, Zonderkidz, 2003
  • Green Plagues and Lamb: The Story of Moses and Pharaoh, Westminster John Knox Press, 2003
  • The Snake in the Grass, Geneva Press, 2003
  • Winning Authors: Profiles of the Newbery Medalists, Libraries Unlimited, 2003
  • Paul's Call: How Saul Became a Christian, Westminster John Knox Press, 2004
  • Sunrise Hill: An Easter Story of Faith, Inspiration, and Courage, Zonderkidz, 2004
  • When Pete's Dad Got Sick: A Book about Chronic Illness, Tyndale House Publishers, 2004
  • The Day That Scooter Died, Tyndale House Publishers, 2005
  • Easter, Easter, Almost Here! Zonderkidz, 2005
  • Josie's Gift, B&H Publishing Group, 2005
  • Why is there a Cross, Tyndale House Publishers, 2005
  • Finding the Calm in Chaos, Westminster John Knox Press, 2005
  • The Secret of the Twelve Days of Christmas, Kiwe Publishing, 2005
  • Waiting for Christmas: A Story about the Advent Calendar, Zonderkidz, 2006
  • Questions from Little Hearts, Tyndale House Publishers, 2009
  • 99 Things to Do between Here and Heaven, Westminster John Knox Press, 2009 - written with Peter Graystone
  • What Is the Bible?, Tyndale House Publishers, 2009
  • Who Made the World?, Tyndale House Publishers, 2009
  • 99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children, Westminster John Knox Press, 2010
  • The View at the Zoo, Ideals Children's Books, 2011
  • Daily Feast: Meditations from Feasting on the Word, Year A, Westminster John Knox Press, 2013
  • Bedtime Stories and Prayers, Tyndale House Publishers, 2013 - written with Dandi Daley Mackall

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

What Is God Like? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 0842351183
Release Date: 1998-02-02

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Who is Jesus? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 1859853129
Release Date: 2000-09-01

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Value-Able Child

ISBN: 0673586391
Release Date: 1999-02-01

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What About Heaven? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 1859853897
Release Date: 2001-06-01

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God Loves You (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 0842353704
Release Date: 2001-09-01

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Song of Creation

ISBN: 0664224180
Release Date: 2001-10-01

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Are Angels Real? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 0842339590
Release Date: 2001-03-01

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What Is Prayer? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 0842353550
Release Date: 2002-02-07

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Thank You, God! (Little Blessings Line)

ISBN: 0842353712
Release Date: 2002-08

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Papa's Gift: An Inspirational Story of Love and Loss

ISBN: 0310702747
Release Date: 2002-09

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Mary's Happy Christmas Day SEA

ISBN: 0310704820
Release Date: 2003-10-01

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Paul's Call: How Saul Became a Christian

ISBN: 0664226361
Release Date: 2004-02-01

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Sunrise Hill: An Easter Story of Faith, Inspiration, and Courage

ISBN: 0310705088
Release Date: 2004-02-01

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The Day Scooter Died: A Book about the Death of a Pet (Helping Kids Heal)

ISBN: 0310709024
Release Date: 2005-07-12

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Easter, Easter Almost Here!

ISBN: 0310708001
Release Date: 2005-02-01

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Josie's Gift

ISBN: 0805430202
Release Date: 2005-10-01

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Why Is There a Cross? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 9781414302881
Release Date: 2006-01-01

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Finding Calm in the Chaos: Christian Devotions for Busy Women

ISBN: 0664229166
Release Date: 2005-11-03

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The Secret of the Twelve Days of Christmas

ISBN: 1931195749
Release Date: 2005-03-02

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99 Things to Do between Here and Heaven

ISBN: 0664233244
Release Date: 2009-05-14

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What Is the Bible? (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 1414320124
Release Date: 2009-08-18

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99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children

ISBN: 0664235360
Release Date: 2010-11-29

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Bedtime Stories and Prayers (Little Blessings)

ISBN: 1414381115
Release Date: 2013-05-01

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