Rufus & Ryan Go To Church Giveaway



My youngest daughter loves to sing, no matter where we are you will probably hear her singing, so it came at no surprise to us that she said that she wanted to join her sister in our local church choir.  She had already spent the summer listening to and memorizing her sister’s CDs of the the previous year’s productions,  and had developed a strong interest in attending the choir and church group activities that her sister had been participating in for the past few years.



About the Rufus and Ryan

Rufus and Ryan is a new 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 in young Ryan’s voice as he teaches Rufus about the concepts he is learning himself.

About the Author

Kathleen Long Bostrom is a published children’s author in both the Christian and trade markets. She has a Master’s in Christian Education and a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching, and she has worked in children’s ministry for many years. Kathy and her husband, Greg, have three grown children and live in Illinois.

About the Illustrator 

Rebecca Thornburgh began illustrating children’s books full-time in 1996 and today has almost 100 books to her name. Rebecca’s vibrant watercolors have been showcased in previous Ideals titles, including the new edition of The Story of Christmas. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two daughters.

Rufus and Ryan is a board book that is beautifully illustrated and well written,  and I would recommend this book to parents of  preschoolers that are attending church for the first time.  My daughter throughly enjoyed this book and loved the wonderfully colored pictures.

This book is ideal for children between the ages 2-5  years old.

Rufus and Ryan is available from Idealbooks for only $7.99  connect with Ideal Books on Facebook

I have one copy of Rufus & Ryan Go To Church to giveaway to one of my readers.

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  1. says

    i like that your books give children the oppurtunity to see what life is really about and what they are about to learn in life as they grow up they can read things at a young age not just with pictures and words but try to understand what they mean with theses books even though they are kids books but have fun with them reading them

  2. Jennifer Rogers says

    I like that In 2000, Ideals was acquired by Guideposts, America’s leader in inspirational publishing. Guideposts, a nonprofit organization, touches millions of lives every day through products and services that inspire, encourage, and uplift. Through magazines, books, websites, a prayer network, and outreach programs, Guideposts helps people connect their faith-filled values to their daily lives.

  3. natasha severson says

    cant wait willow is an awesome book!! i’m guessing that if that one is amazing this book is going to be just as good!!! thank you very much!~!

  4. Audrey Skinner says

    It is a great website with books that inspire. I take my great-nephew to Sunday School and he would love these books.

  5. Dianne G. says

    I checked out a few of the books offered. There are a lot of nice books to teach children. I found one called Grandma Loves You that I would love to read to my grandchildren.

  6. Rebecca Parsons says

    I didn’t go to church when I was little but I did as a teenager. I really enjoyed it especially being part of a youth group.


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