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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Kathleen Long Bostrom  

Pen Name: Kathleen Bostrom

Genre:

Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1954 in Los Angeles, California


-- Website -- http://www.kathleenlongbostrom.com
-- Kathleen Long Bostrom on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=kathleen+long+bostrom


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


Selected Titles At Your Library

The world that God made /
ISBN: 0842382941. OCLC Number:

Tyndale For Kids,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1997.

What is God like? /
ISBN: 0842351183. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©1998.

A rhyming text consisting of questions which children ask God about himself, God's responses, and scriptural references to support the answers.

Who is Jesus? /
ISBN: 1859853129. OCLC Number:

Candle Books,. Oxon :. ©2004, ©2002.

A rhyming text consisting of questions to Jesus about what he was like, his responses, and scriptural references to support the answers.

The value-able child :
ISBN: 0673586391. OCLC Number:

Good Year Bks.,. Glenview, Ill. :. ©1999.

What about heaven? /
ISBN: 1859853897. OCLC Number:

Lion Hudson,. Oxford :. 2002.

God loves you /
ISBN: 0842353704. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. 2001.

Book contains simple rhymes and pictures designed to teach children about God's unconditional love.

Song of creation /
ISBN: 0664224180. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville :. 2001.

A poetic representation of the seven days of creation.

Are angels real? /
ISBN: 0842339590. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2001.

What is prayer? /
ISBN: 0842353550. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2002.

Illustrations and simple rhyming text teach young children about the importance of prayer in their daily lives.

Thank you, God! /
ISBN: 0842353712. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. ©2002.

Shows the wonderful things God has made in the world.

Papa's gift :
ISBN: 0310702747. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, MI :. 2002.

"A poignant story of the love and loss between a little girl and her grandfather."--Jacket.

Mary's happy Christmas Day /
ISBN: 0310704820. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2003.

A rhyming tale about Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her journey to Bethlehem.

Green plagues and lamb :
ISBN: 0664226353. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2003.

Recounts in rhymes Moses's struggle to persuade Pharaoh to let the Israelites leave Egypt, in the style of Seuss's "Green Eggs and Ham."

The snake in the grass :
ISBN: 0664225926. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2003.

Recounts the biblical story of Adam and Eve in rhyming verse and relates it to the reader's own choices about honesty and accountability.

Winning authors :
ISBN: 1563088770. OCLC Number:

Libraries Unlimited,. Westport, Conn. :. ©2003.

Contains articles that examine the personal and professional lives of the seventy-six authors who have been awarded the Newbery Medal for excellence in children's literature, arranged chronologically from 1922 through 2002, each with anecdotes, quotes, a list of published works, and resources for further study.

Paul's call :
ISBN: 0664226361. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2004.

Sunrise Hill /
ISBN: 0310705088. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2004.

When a small town's newly built church burns down right before Easter, Caleb's uncle, the preacher who helped build the church, becomes depressed, but Caleb shows him that the true meaning of Easter does not depend on a building.

The day Scooter died /
ISBN: 0310709024. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. ©2005.

Mikey feels responsible for his dog Scooter's accidental death, but his parents remind him that the dog loved him best of all and they can still love each other, although Scooter is now with God.

Easter, Easter, almost here! /
ISBN: 0310708001. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. c2005.

Rhyming text describes Jesus' joyous entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Josie's gift /
ISBN: 0805430202. OCLC Number:

Broadman & Holman Publishers,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2005.

Josie finds the joy she is seeking in the true meaning of Christmas when she tries to fill the emptiness of the first holiday since the death of her father in this Depression-era tale.

Why is there a cross? /
ISBN: 1414302886. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Wheaton, Ill. :. 2005.

Ryming text offers children an explanation of Jesus' death.

Finding calm in the chaos :
ISBN: 0664229166. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2005.

The secret of the twelve days of Christmas :
ISBN: 1931195749. OCLC Number:

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Waiting for Christmas :
ISBN: 0310710154. OCLC Number:

Zonderkidz,. Grand Rapids, Mich. :. 2006.

Young Gerhard can hardly wait for Christmas to come, but when Advent begins, he gets to start erasing chalk lines from the door and eating a special cookie every evening to mark the passing days. Includes directions for Advent crafts and activities.

Questions from little hearts /
ISBN: 1414329989. OCLC Number:

Tyndale Kids,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. [2009]

Verses explain religious topics including God, prayer, heaven and angels.

99 things to do between here and heaven /
ISBN: 0664233244. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2009.

What is the Bible? /
ISBN: 1414320124. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. ©2009.

"Help you child explore what's inside the Bible and learn to love God's word"--Page 4 of cover.

Who made the world? /
ISBN: 1414320116. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. ©2009.

Little Blessings and rhymes describe the wonder of the world around us.

99 ways to raise spiritually healthy children /
ISBN: 0664235360. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. ©2010.

The view at the zoo /
ISBN: 082495629X. OCLC Number:

Ideals Children's Books,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2011.

Illustrations and rhyming text provide a glimpse of a day at the zoo as experienced by the animals that live there.

Daily feast :
ISBN: 0664237967. OCLC Number:

Westminster John Knox Press,. Louisville, Ky. :. 2011.

Bedtime stories and prayers /
ISBN: 1414381115. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. [2013]


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