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Bob Hartman - Author

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Internationally acclaimed Bob Hartman is a much-loved performance storyteller for children. Renowned for his dynamic, energetic and interactive performances, Bob has entertained audiences on both sides of the Atlantic – from the Pittsburgh Children’s Museum to schools, bookshops and major festivals throughout the UK – including the Edinburgh International Book Festival and the Northern Children’s Book Festival, both of which he has been a well-loved favourite at for a number of years. His audiences range in number from 10 to 100 and beyond and are enjoyed by all ages.

Bob’s storytelling programme combines traditional folk-tales from around the world, retold in his own inimitable style, with his own inventive stories. Bob loves to help children create their own stories on the spot, and also runs practical workshops for older children and adults who want to understand the power of storytelling and improve their skills.

Bob Hartman and is author of the Lion Storyteller series, a number of picture story books including Noah’s Big Boat, Dinner in the Lions’ Den, The Wolf who Cried Boy and The Three Billy Goats’ Stuff as well as Mr Aesop’s Story Shop and a series of books for adults: Telling the Bible and Telling the Gospel in which he offers his thoughts on storytelling and tips on how to tell stories in fresh and intriguing ways.

Featured books by Bob Hartman

Other books by Bob Hartman

Where Do I Come From?

Where Do I Come From?

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/09/2020

Amazing, magnificent, one-of-a-kind you! Celebrate how you are created by God through the clever set of instructions, DNA, and how this connects you with the big family of living things through God's imaginative and creative plan. Trace the passing on of DNA, starting from you back to the beginning of God's creation of the universe. Discover and wonder at your place in the world, and reflect on the responsibility of looking after God's creation. With additional information by the Faraday Institute about Science and the Bible for parents to open up discussion.

The Lion Storyteller Bible 25th Anniversary Edition

The Lion Storyteller Bible 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/06/2020

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of The Lion Storyteller Bible with this special edition. The Lion Storyteller Bible broke new ground in its presentation - both verbal and visual - of Bible stories and has been treasured by children of all ages. It has been immensely popular, with sales in the UK exceeding 130,000 copies and editions printed in more than 11 languages. Since The Lion Storyteller Bible was first published, Bob Hartman has established an international reputation as a storyteller and writer. This Bible integrates more than 70 Bible story retellings from the Old and New Testaments and also includes a useful appendix of Bob Hartman's hints and tips for storytelling. In 2008, newly commissioned illustrations throughout captured as much warmth and appeal as those in the first edition in 1995.

The Lion Storyteller Family Bible

The Lion Storyteller Family Bible

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/05/2020

One of the greatest storytellers of our generation tells the greatest story ever told - what a treasure! Rob Parsons, OBE, Chairman and Founder, Care for the Family A practical, engaging devotional Bible for families to share, explore, and respond to the stories together. Based on the successful and cherished stories from The Lion Storyteller Bible by Bob Hartman, interactive elements work alongside the original stories to encourage children to think, engage, and make connections with their lives. Writing elements and questions relevant to school and family life encourage a shared reading and discussion experience for the whole family. Explore the setting, characters, and situation in Bible stories, seeing God working through them, and thinking about how you would react in the same situation, and what God wants them to do. Spark discussion about faith and trusting God as problems arise and solutions are found, looking for God in every day, and involving God in family decision-making. With Bible references to encourage the next step to reading an actual Bible and prayer prompts and making time to listen to God. An ideal resource to support parents and carers to share their faith with children.

Wonderful Baby

Wonderful Baby

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Board book Release Date: 20/03/2020

Based on Psalm 8, cosy up with your baby to share the warmth and comfort of being loved by God, reaffirming how wonderful they are to you and God. This is one of a series of delightful books by storyteller Bob Hartman based on biblical passages, which reference children and convey simple biblical truths that God loves and values them and they are wonderful and unique. Illustrated with clear, engaging, charming baby faces, which reflect the love, delight, warmth and emotion in the simple narratives. Research shows that babies are born being able to recognise faces, enabling them to connect quickly with their caregivers, so these books will be perfect for sharing with any 0-2 year olds. A perfect gift for newborn babies and first birthdays.

Precious Baby

Precious Baby

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Board book Release Date: 20/03/2020

Based on Jeremiah 1, cosy up with your baby to share the warmth and comfort of being in God's care, reaffirming how precious they are to you and God. This is one of a series of delightful books by storyteller Bob Hartman based on biblical passages, which reference children and convey simple biblical truths that God loves and values them and they are wonderful and unique. Illustrated with clear, engaging, charming baby faces, which reflect the love, delight, warmth and emotion in the simple narratives. Research shows that babies are born being able to recognise faces, enabling them to connect quickly with their caregivers, so these books will be perfect for sharing with any 0-2 year olds. A perfect gift for newborn babies and first birthdays.

Brilliant Baby

Brilliant Baby

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Board book Release Date: 18/10/2019

Based on Psalm 131, cosy up with your baby to share the warmth and comfort of trusting God to provide just like a mother, reaffirming how brilliant they are to you and God. This is one of a series of delightful books by storyteller Bob Hartman based on biblical passages, which reference children and convey simple biblical truths that God loves and values them and they are wonderful and unique. Illustrated with clear, engaging, charming baby faces, which reflect the love, delight, warmth and emotion in the simple narratives. Research shows that babies are born being able to recognise faces, enabling them to connect quickly with their caregivers, so these books will be perfect for sharing with any 0-2 year olds. A perfect gift for newborn babies and first birthdays.

Beautiful Baby

Beautiful Baby

Author: Bob Hartman Format: Board book Release Date: 18/10/2019

Based on Genesis 1, cosy up with your baby to share the warmth and comfort of being made in the likeness of God, reaffirming how beautiful they are to you and God. This is one of a series of delightful books by storyteller Bob Hartman based on biblical passages, which reference children and convey simple biblical truths that God loves and values them and they are wonderful and unique. Illustrated with clear, engaging, charming baby faces, which reflect the love, delight, warmth and emotion in the simple narratives. Research shows that babies are born being able to recognise faces, enabling them to connect quickly with their caregivers, so these books will be perfect for sharing with any 0-2 year olds. A perfect gift for newborn babies and first birthdays.

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