Welcome to KathleenBart.com!
Virtual Author Visits are available for the 2020/2021 School Year!
After presenting my “Tale of Two Teddies’ and “Global Cultures” programs in schools for almost 20 years, I am proud to offer these programs in a virtual format, via Zoom or other on-line platform. Live-streamed from my art and writing studio, these virtual programs take on an intimate and engaging feel.
“You managed to establish a warm and caring rapport with close to 100 students in each grade, which is no small task given the some of the limitations of the virtual setting.”
-Etta Presser-Anton, School Librarian, Yeshiva of Central Queens
This is the official website for me, Kathleen Bart!
I am an author, illustrator, artist, and performer. Here’s a brief overview of what you will find here…
Book lovers and teddy bear collectors of all ages are invited to peruse the pages of my teddy bear themed books. “A Tale of Two Teddies” made its debut in 2001, in honor of the hundredth anniversary of the teddy bear. Take a peek at the press coverage this book received in The New York Times, Newsday and more.
Teachers, librarians, principals, PTA representatives and cultural arts committees are encouraged to visit the School Program Page. Here you will find a program brochure that can be downloaded and printed for your convenience. I have had the privilege of presenting programs in hundreds of schools, libraries, museums and historic sites since 2002, including Sagamore Hill Historic Site and the Smithsonian Museum of American History.
I have been a professional artist since 1985. I have had the pleasure of having two very different careers in the arts. First as a fashion designer and then as an author and illustrator of children’s books. My newest art form is paintings and murals. Perhaps a third career is in the making?
Need an autographed book? Keep abreast of my upcoming author appearances and book signings. It would be my pleasure to meet you and autograph your book. I love meeting the families who read my books.
Thank you to all of the book loving families that have been reading my books since 2001. Your support, interest and loyalty truly warms my heart, and brings me great fulfillment!
Beary truly yours,