New Release Books by Kathleen Long Bostrom

Kathleen Long Bostrom is the author of This Little Light of Mine (2020), The Worst Christmas Ever (2019), Will You Be Friends with Me? (2020), The View at the Zoo (2019) and other 59 books.

For more book recommendations, please check out New York Times® Best Sellers, Children's Book Recommendations or the complete list of Featured Book Lists and Award Winners

1 - 40 of 63 results
>>

This Little Light of Mine

release date: Sep 15, 2020
This Little Light of Mine
Little ones who are scared of the dark will love this comforting story about the ways God lights our path and shines through us. It's summer, and the Veggies are going camping. But Junior has a problem--he's afraid of the dark. As night falls, his friends reassure him by pointing out the different types of light all around them, from flashlights to campfires to lighthouses. But most importantly, they remind Junior that God lights his path and shines through him to others. This charming tale with the popular Veggie crew will comfort little ones and inspire them to let their light shine.

The Worst Christmas Ever

release date: Sep 17, 2019
The Worst Christmas Ever
Now that his family has moved to California, Matthew has doubts as the holiday season approaches. Palm trees? No snow? Its all wrong. Little sister Lucy thinks everything is wonderful, but Matthew knows better. And to top it off, the sudden disappearance of his beloved dog, Jasper, settles it. This will be the worst Christmas ever. Or will it? Surprising events on Christmas Eve just might change everythingand maybe this new place can feel like home to Matthew after all.

Will You Be Friends with Me?

release date: Jul 07, 2020
Will You Be Friends with Me?
Celebrate the differences that make life richer and more interesting with this inclusive board book about a budding friendship. Making friends is something all children do, but sometimes it can feel scary. They might worry that no one will like them or that they are too different to find a friend. In this sweet board book, the narrator lists all the ways children can be different from a prospective friend: "I wake early. You're up late. My hair's curly. Yours is straight. I can swim, but you can skate. Will you be friends with me?" Instead of worrying that these differences will make friendship impossible, the narrator decides that: "We are different. That's okay! Life is much more fun that way." Perfect for children heading to school or any child in a new situation trying to make friends, this encouraging book reassures readers that diversity is what makes friendship--and life--so interesting.

The View at the Zoo

release date: Apr 30, 2019
The View at the Zoo
In this humorous twist on a visit to the zoo, just who has the more interesting view? Find out in this board book edition of a much-loved title. As morning dawns, the zookeeper makes his rounds, exhorting animals to wake up, comb their hair, and stand up straight. When human visitors arrive, the observations begin to flow: "My, what silly things they do, all these creatures at the zoo. Walking on all kinds of feet, dancing to an inner beat. Babies riding on their backs, on their bellies, snug in sacks. Hear the silly sounds they speak, as they howl and squawk and shriek!" But just who is talking about whom? With a clever twist and a new, sturdy board book format, this book will have even the youngest children begging for a trip to the zoo.

Easter Stories and Prayers

release date: Feb 01, 2015
Easter Stories and Prayers
Four works collected into one book discusses the important parts of Easter, including the cross, prayer, and the life of Jesus.

Count Your Blessings

release date: Sep 05, 2017
Count Your Blessings
The Veggies know that it's importantâ??and funâ??to thank God for everything that is good. This new board book, with its colorful illustrations and lively verse, is the perfect way to introduce children to the concept of gratitude to God. On each spread, the Veggies take turns naming things for which they are thankful, such as food, family, and friends. Little ones will identify with the Veggies and their list of blessings, and the conclusion of the book challenges children to thank God for the blessings in their own lives.

Hooray! It's Easter Day!

release date: Feb 07, 2017
Hooray! It's Easter Day!
In this lively VeggieTales book, the Veggies are celebrating Easterâ??coloring eggs, enjoying baskets of candy, and dressing in their Easter Sunday best. There's so much about Easter that is fun! But the Veggies know that the real joy of Easter is that Jesus rose from the dead on that first Easter Day. Children will love the colorful art featuring their favorite Veggie friends. Parents can use this book to introduce little ones to the reason we rejoice at Easter and all year longâ??Jesus is risen!

Stories from the Bible

release date: Sep 01, 2016
Stories from the Bible
A beautifully illustrated introduction to the Bible, retelling 17 beloved stories from the Old and the New Testaments for very young children. The stories are: The Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah's Arc, A Son Named Laughter, Joseph and his Amazing Coat, The Baby in the Basket, The Ten Plagues of Egypt, David and Goliath, Jonah and the Big Fish, The Birth of Jesus, The Sermon on the Mount, Four Faithful Friends, The Feeding of the Five Thousand, The Good Samaritan, The Last Supper, The First Easter, Breakfast on the Beach.

Bedtime Stories and Prayers

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Bedtime Stories and Prayers
Simple rhymes describe the blessings that God gives every day.

Daily Feast: Meditations from Feasting on the Word, Year A

release date: Jan 01, 2013
Daily Feast: Meditations from Feasting on the Word, Year A
Feasting on the Word has quickly become the most popular lectionary commentary series in use today. This series of daily devotionals draws from the wealth of writing in the commentaries to present inspirational reflections for each day of the lectionary year. Each day of the week contains Scripture passages for the coming Sunday from the Revised Common Lectionary, excerpts from the commentaries for reflection, a response, and a prayer. Additional material is provided for each Sunday. These handsome volumes are packaged in a soft leather-like cover with rounded corners, a stamped cover, and a sewn-in ribbon to help you keep your place. Daily Feast is ideal for daily meditation, journaling, teaching, and worship preparation.

VeggieTales Count Your Blessings Activity Book

release date: Sep 08, 2015
VeggieTales Count Your Blessings Activity Book
A colorful activity book that helps children recognize the blessings in their lives.

Why Is There a Cross?

release date: Feb 01, 2012
Why Is There a Cross?
A rhyming text consisting of questions about the meaning of the cross that is seen in churches and about how Jesus must have felt explains how it fit into God's plan, what happened to Jesus, and what part it has in the life of Christians.

99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children

release date: Nov 29, 2010
99 Ways to Raise Spiritually Healthy Children
Bostrom, author of the popular books 99 Things to Do Between Here and Heaven and Making Space for the Spirit, offers fun, practical, and thought provoking ideas for nurturing the spiritual lives of children, parents, and families. Each of the 99 entries includes a Scripture passage, a theoretical or practical suggestion for weaving together faith and daily life, and a provocative challenge that encourages readers to spend some time contemplating the lessons learned.

Veggies on Vacation Activity Book

release date: Apr 05, 2016
Veggies on Vacation Activity Book
A colorful activity book featuring the Veggies in fun vacation settings.

Making Space for the Spirit

release date: Jan 25, 2010
Making Space for the Spirit
Having a bad day? Having a bad year? With this warm and thoughtful volume, Kathleen Long Bostrom offers one hundred simple exercises that will boost and strengthen your spirit--that essential part of you that connects you to God. These exercises will help readers nurture their souls, a practice too often ignored as we deal with the day to day minutia of our lives. Each imaginative entry contains a practical step to boost the spirit, a relevant Scripture passage and quotation for reflection, a fun fact related to the exercise, and ample space for journaling. More than simply cheering us up, Bostrom's suggestions, thoughtfully undertaken, can create an enduring shift in how we choose to view the inevitable downsides of life.

Waiting for Christmas

release date: Jan 05, 2010
Waiting for Christmas
Little children throughout the world wait impatiently for Christmas to arrive. As parents know, it can seem as if the days just crawl by. Now your family can learn and put to use Advent traditions from the country of Germany during the Christmas season. No doubt mothers have long been inventing ways to keep young children occupied during the Advent season—like Gerhard Lang’s mother, who in the mid-1800s helped her young son count the days on a calendar of cookies. In 1908, the grownup Gerhard, a printer, created the first commercial Advent calendar, twenty-four tiny pictures in the form of a calendar, from his fond memories.Waiting for Christmas tells the story of the young Gerhard—a story children everywhere will recognize as their own—and teaches us that we must wait patiently as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

I Hear with My Ears Small Book

release date: Jan 01, 2015
I Hear with My Ears Small Book
Single title not for individual sale. Included in larger packages only

Sunrise Hill

release date: Jan 05, 2010
Sunrise Hill
When ten-year-old Caleb’s Uncle Josh comes to town, he convinces the townspeople to build a church. Everyone is excited and eager to get the building done for Easter Sunday, but two weeks before Easter, disaster strikes and the new church is completely destroyed. All hope seems to be lost, but young Caleb helps everyone realize that the “real” church is not a building after all. It’s the people. Filled with warm, realistic illustrations, Sunrise Hill is a wonderful Easter story that shares an inspiring message of faith, hope, and courage that children ages four to eight can treasure for a lifetime.

Rufus And Ryan Give Thanks

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Rufus And Ryan Give Thanks
The fourth book in a series of inspirational books for preschoolers. When four-year-old Ryan is stuck inside on a rainy day, his mom suggests that he and his stuffed monkey, Rufus, go on a treasure hunt inside the house. As Ryan goes from room to room, he looks for things that make him happy and says, 'Thank you, God!' Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to the concept of gratitude. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities. Ages 2-5. About Rufus and Ryan: Rufus and Ryan is a series of books for preschoolers, featuring Ryan, an energetic little boy, and his stuffed monkey, Rufus. Basic Christian and church concepts serve as the foundation of the series, with an additional focus on character traits and development. The text is presented from young Ryan's perspective as he teaches Rufus about the concepts he is learning himself.

99 Things to Do between Here and Heaven

release date: Jun 02, 2009
99 Things to Do between Here and Heaven
Kathleen Long Bostrom and Peter Graystone provide the ultimate to do list: ninety-nine things that everyone should experience during their time on earth. From the sublime (watch the sun rise), to the wonderfully silly (ride a roller-coaster!), the activities presented will breathe new life into readers' lives while opening them up to new spiritual experiences. Each entry provides a description of the activity, what the reader can expect to gain from it, and how much of a time commitment it will require. Blank space is included to record memories of and thoughts about the experience.

Questions from Little Hearts

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Questions from Little Hearts
Presents answers to simple spiritual questions commonly asked by children, including if angels are real and if there is a heaven, and provides Bible verse reading guides to fully explain each answer.

Who Made the World?

release date: Jan 01, 2009
Who Made the World?
Illustrations and rhymed text express a child's questions and wonder about God and the creation of the world, as well as responses to those questions based on the teachings of the Bible.

Rufus And Ryan Say Prayers

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Rufus And Ryan Say Prayers
In Rufus and Ryan Say Their Prayers, Ryan leads his monkey, Rufus, through their bedtime rituals, including saying prayers. He lets Rufus know that prayers are talking to God, and are a way of giving thanks and asking for blessings. About the series: Rufus and Ryan is a new series of board books for preschoolers, featuring Ryan, an energetic little boy, and his stuffed monkey Rufus. The series focuses on religious and church concepts, as well as character traits and development. The text is presented in young Ryan's voice as he teaches Rufus about the things he is learning himself. In about 150 age-appropriate words, author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to practices and experiences that many children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to a favorite companion as they go about their daily activities.

What Is the Bible?

release date: Jan 01, 2009
What Is the Bible?
Illustrations and rhymed text express a child's questions about the Bible, as well as responses to those questions based on the teachings of the Bible.

Good Morning God

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Good Morning God
A delightful look at a child's morning activities. This sweet little board book follows a child through her morning routine from the time she jumps out of bed to when she goes outdoors to play. In simple rhyming text, the author gives relatable examples of a child greeting God as she greets the day. Little ones will enjoy the engaging verse and bright illustrations as they learn that God is with us throughout the day. Ages 2-5.

Rufus And Ryan Go To Church

release date: Feb 01, 2014
Rufus And Ryan Go To Church
In Rufus and Ryan Go to Church! Ryan explains to his stuffed monkey, Rufus, what is happening as they attend church on Sunday morning. He lets Rufus know when it's time to sing and to pray and to be quiet. About the series: Rufus and Ryan is a new series of board books for preschoolers, featuring Ryan, an energetic little boy, and his stuffed monkey Rufus. The series focuses on religious and church concepts, as well as character traits and development. The text is presented in young Ryan's voice as he teaches Rufus about the things he is learning himself. In about 150 age-appropriate words, author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to practices and experiences that many children are exposed to long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to a favorite companion as they go about their daily activities.

Rufus And Ryan Celebrate Easter

release date: Feb 01, 2014
Rufus And Ryan Celebrate Easter
The third title in a series of inspirational books for preschoolers. In Rufus and Ryan Celebrate Easter!, four-year-old Ryan and his stuffed monkey, Rufus, learn about the meaning behind the Easter holiday. They celebrate with colored eggs and Easter baskets but learn that Easter is really a day to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, God's son. Author Kathleen Bostrom brings a delightfully light touch to the text as she provides an introduction to a holiday that most children experience long before they understand why. And children everywhere will relate to the idea of explaining their surroundings to their favorite companions as they go about their daily activities. Ages 2-5. About Rufus and Ryan: Rufus and Ryan is a series of books for preschoolers, featuring Ryan, an energetic little boy, and his stuffed monkey, Rufus. Basic Christian and church concepts serve as the foundation of the series, with an additional focus on character traits and development. The text is presented from Ryan's perspective as he teaches Rufus about the concepts he is learning himself. Each story is about 150 words, using age-appropriate vocabulary and themes.

Finding Calm in the Chaos

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Finding Calm in the Chaos
The bestselling author of "God Loves You" now offers a book of devotions to help women create calm in the chaos of their busy lives. Comprised of 28 days of devotions for each month of the year, "Finding Calm in the Chaos" is the perfect gift for women who do too much.

Papa's Gift

release date: Jul 18, 2004
Papa's Gift
"A poignant story of the love and loss between a little girl and her grandfather."--Dust jacket.

What about Heaven?

release date: Sep 28, 2012
What about Heaven?
A rhyming text consisting of a child's questions about heaven and the responses given.

What Is Prayer?

release date: Nov 01, 2004
What Is Prayer?
This book introduces preschool kids to the concept of prayer. Scripturally based text intermingled with warm illustrations makes this a perfect tool for parents who want to help their children begin a lifelong conversation with God. (Baby/Preschool)

The Value-able Child

release date: Jul 01, 2012
The Value-able Child
Shows parents, teachers, and group leaders how to work as a team to teach the values children need to lead happy, "value-able" lives. A full chapter on each value (cooperation, courage, friendship, honesty, kindness, loyalty, respect, self-control, sharing, and tolerance) helps teach children the meaning of each value and how to activate that value in their daily lives. There are finger-plays, open-ended stories, thought-provoking discussion questions and role-plays, fun activities with step-by-step directions, ongoing projects, reading lists, practical suggestions, and many other helpful tools to guide you in a school, home, or group setting. Teach your children to be "value-able" and give them a gift that will sustain them for life!

Green Plagues and Lamb

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Green Plagues and Lamb
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."

Easter, Easter Almost Here!

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Easter, Easter Almost Here!
Rhyming text describes Jesus' joyous entrance into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.

Mama's Having a Baby

release date: Jan 01, 2023
Mama's Having a Baby
Introduces children to fifteen different poetic forms while walking them through the life-changing experience of welcoming a new sibling. Includes definitions of the fifteen types of poems.
1 - 40 of 63 results
>>


  • Aboutread.com makes it one-click away to discover great books from local library by linking books/movies to your library catalog search.

  • Copyright © 2022 Aboutread.com