A Ministry of Joy and Encouragement - With Best-Selling Author Mary Hollingsworth
The Hollingsworth Gallery

Writing books is like eating potato chips--
you can't do just one.

With more than one hundred books and a number of other products in her writing gallery, Mary is a prolific Christian author, compiler, and book series, and Bible general editor. Following is a complete list of her published works in alphabetical order by title for your quick reference and review. Please just scroll down to view the entire list.
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Published Books

A Boy's Book of Prayers (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1992).
Also republished in paperback.
 
Adventures of Charlie Wandermouse series (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1989). All of these were also produced in video format shown below.
  • Charlie and the Gold Mine 
  • Charlie and the Jinglemouse 
  • Charlie and the Missing Music 
  • Charlie and the Shabby Tabby 

A Few Hallelujahs for Your Ho Hums (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1989). Published in two different editions.
A Girl's Diary of Prayers (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1992). Republished in paperback.
Amazing Expedition Bible, The (Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, MI, 1997). Also produced in CD-ROM format show below. Republished later as My Bible Journey (see below).
And God Said . . . Let There Be Laughter! (Guideposts Books: New York, NY             2008).
And God Said . . . Let There Be More Laughter! (Guideposts Books: New York, NY 2009). These two Laughter books were then repackaged and released as a two-book set.
Apple Blossoms (C. R. Gibson, Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1990). A tribute to teachers.
Big Hugs for Women (Howard Books/Simon & Schuster: New York, 2008). See Latest Releases! for details.
Bumper and Noah (Chariot Family Products: Colorado Springs, CO, 1994).
Bumper the Dinosaur (Chariot Family Products: Colorado Springs, CO, 1996).

Children of the King series (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN,             1988-1991). Each book in this series was on the CBA best-seller list.
  • The King's Alphabet 
  • The King’s Alphabet  (miniature) 
  • The King's Animals
  • The King's Children 
  • The King's Manners 
  • The King's Numbers 
  • The King's Workers  

Children’s Topical Bible, The (Honor Books: Tulsa, OK, 1994).
Christmas Miracles (Guideposts Books: New York, 2008). See Latest Releases!
Divorce Recovery Guide, The (Questar Publishers: Sisters, OR, 1991).
The Easter Story (David C. Cook Publishing: Colorado Springs, CO, 1995).             Taken from The KidsLife Bible Storybook (see below).
Fireside Stories of Love, Life and Laughter (Word Publishing: Nashville, TN 2000). Fireside Stories of Faith, Family and Friendship (Word Publishing: Nashville, TN 2001).
For Mom With Love (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1988). Published in three different editions.

Getting to Know Jesus series (Questar Publishers: Sisters, OR, 1995):
  • The Story of Jesus 
  • What Does Jesus Say? 
  • Who Is Jesus? 

God’s Happy Forest series (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1990):
  • Christmas in Happy Forest. Also in video. See below.
  •  Polka Dots, Stripes, Humps 'n’ Hatracks. On the C. S. Lewis Top Ten All-Time Favorites List. See Media Room.
  • Twizzler, the Unlikely Hero: Bigger Is Not Always Better

Grief Adjustment Guide, The (Questar Publishers: Sisters, OR, 1991)
Help! I Need a Bulletin Board (Quality Publications: Abilene, TX, 1979). This was Mary's first published book and has been in continuous publication since 1979.
Hugs for Kids (Howard Publishing: West Monroe, LA, 2000). Has sold more             than 90,000 copies and been on the CBA Marketplace best-seller list.
Hugs for Women (Howard Publishing: West Monroe, LA, 1998). Has sold more than 350,000 copies and been on the CBA Marketplace best-seller list more than fifteen times.
International Children's Story Bible, The (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1991). This book has been published in two or three different bindings and translated into Spanish. It was awarded the Gold Book Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association and is approaching the Platinum Award for sales exceeding one million copies. On the best-seller list several times.
Into My Heart: A Treasury of Songs and Rhymes (Questar Publishers: Sisters, OR, 1996).
It's a One-derful Life! (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1989).
Journey To Jesus (Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, MI, 1993).
Just Between Friends (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1988). This gift book has been published in at least three different editions.
Just Imagine! with Barney the Dinosaur (The Lyons Group: Allen, TX, 1992). This was the first hardcover picture book featuring Barney the Dinosaur. Sold 1.3 million copies.
The KidsLife Bible Storybook (Chariot Family Products: Colorado Springs, CO, 1994). Was republished in paperback. Some stories from this Bible were converted to video. Sold more than 120,000 copies. See below.  

Let There Be Laughter Series (Guideposts Books, New York, NY. Released one every six weeks from 2004-2006)            
  • You’ve Gotta Be Kidding!           
  • A View from the Pew           
  • Just Call Them Laugh Lines           
  • Parents Wanted           
  • Medical Mayhem           
  • Main Street Mirth           
  • Little Wonders           
  • Smiles Over Coffee           
  • Happily Ever Laughter           
  • Funny-Bone Fitness           
  • Animal Antics           
  • Cash In on Laughter           
  • Holiday Hilarity           
  • Lipstick Lampoon           
  • Jest Patriotic           
  • On the Highway to Humor  

Little Taps on the Shoulder from God (Andrews-McMeel Publishing Company: Kansas City, MO 2002).
Living Lights, Shining Stars (Howard Publishing Company: West Monroe, LA, 1997). Co-authored with M. Norvel Young. Won an Angel Award.

Love Notes from God series (Tyndale House Publishers: Wheaton, IL,             beginning Spring of 2003.). Mary was the general editor for the series.
  • Love Notes from God for Busy Moms by Helen Young (April 2003).
  • Love Notes from God by Mary Hollingsworth (June 2003). 

My Bible Journey (World Books and Bibles: Iowa Falls, IA, 2002). This is a retitled, reformatted, repackaged hardcover version of The Amazing Expedition Bible originally published by Baker Book House. (See above.)
My Little Bible (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1991). This book has been translated and republished in four or five other languages. It was also available in three different colored covers. And its sales have exceeded one million copies. It has won both the Gold and Platinum Book Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.
My Littlest Bible (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1996). A miniature version of My Little Bible.
My See, Point, and Learn Bible (Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, MI, 1997). 

My Very First Books series (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN 1993 and 1994):
  • My Very First Book of Bible Heroes 
  • My Very First Book of Bible Lessons 
  • My Very First Book of Bible Words
  • My Very First Book of Prayers 
  • My Very First Book on God
  • My Very First Book of God’s Animals and Other Creatures 
  • My Very First Book of Bible Fun Facts
  • My Very First Book of Bible Questions           
Note: These books were slip-cased as a set and re-released through Honor Books. Honor then brought them out again as individual books (2003).  

The NIV Alone with God Devotional Bible (Zondervan, slated to release in 2014. Currently in process.) A devotional Bible for single women, containing 100+ devotionals by published single Christian women authors, as well as profiles of single women in the Bible, poignant quotations for single women, highlighted scriptures, and a topical index. Mary is serving as the general editor of this project.

One Year Devotional of Joy and Laughter, The (Tyndale House: Carol Stream, IL 2011). A 365-day devotional that will lift your spirits and brighten your day.
On Raising Children (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1993).  A miniature book.
Rainbows (C. R. Gibson, Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1990).
Selfish Giant, The. A gentle rewriting for children of the Oscar Wilde classic. Illustrated by Bill Bell (Lion Publishing: Atlanta, GA).
Songs and Rhymes for Wiggle Worms (Questar Publishers: Sisters, OR, 1995).
Speaking of Love (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1995).      Co-authored with Fred and Anna Kendall. Reprinted in paperback.
Tall Body, Short Body, Everybody’s Somebody (Concordia Publishing House: St. Louis, MO, 2000).
Together Forever (Nelson/Word Publishing Group: Nashville, TN, 1993). A miniature book.  

Uncle Elzy Tells a Story series (Chariot Family Products: Colorado Springs, CO, 1992):
  • Parrots, Pirates and Walking the Plank 
  • The Captain, the Countess and Cobbie the Swabbie  

Upside Down, Inside Out, Backwards, Opsie Daisy Book, The (Concordia     Publishing House: St. Louis, MO, 2000).  

When Miracles Happen series (Guideposts Books, New York, NY. Released every six weeks in 2007-2008).            
  • Miracles of Love           
  • Miracles of Renewal           
  • Miracles Every Day           
  • Miracles and Mysterious Visitors           
  • Miracles of Forgiveness           
  • Miracles of Christmas           
  • Miracles and Animals           
  • Miracles and Amazing Messages           
  • Miracles of Hope           
  • Miracles of Kindness           
  • Miracles of Nature           
  • Miracles in Tough Times           

WWJD for Kidz (Honor Books: Tulsa, OK, 1999).  

Foreign Language Books

Abraços para CRranças  (Hugs for Kids). Portugese. (Editoria Atos Ltda., Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2002).
Amazing Expedition Bible. Korean. (Precept Ministries of Korea, Seoul, Korea, 2003). Amor por los Niños (Hugs for Kids). Spanish. (Editorial Unilit, Miami, FL, 2004).
Die kleine Bibel für mich (My Little Bible). German. (HÄNSSLER-VERLAG KG, Stuttgart-Neuhausen, 1993).
Minha Pequena Bíblia (My Little Bible). Portugese. (Editora BOMPASTOR, Sao Paula, Brazil, 1992).
Mí Pequenña Biblia (My Little Bible). Spanish. (EDITORIAL BETANIA, Miami, FL, 1993).
os toques de Deus (Little Taps on the Shoulder from God). Portugese.             (Sindicato Nacional dos editors de Livros, RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2005).
WWJD for Kidz. Phillipines. (Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Manila, Philippines, 2001).  

Published Software
 
The Amazing Expedition Bible CD-ROM (Baker Book House: Grand Rapids, MI, 1997).  

Published Music
 
God's WonderBook on Parade—a children's musical, complete with script, a cappella tape of music, and printed song sheets (Sweet Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1990)  
The A Cappella Wedding Kit—24 a cappella wedding songs recorded by Infinity on cassette and compact disk, with 56-page wedding planning guide. (Sweet Publishing, Fort Worth, TX, 1994).


Published Videos

Adventures of Charlie Wandermouse series (Brownlow Publishing: Fort         Worth, TX, 1990):            
  • The Adventures of Charlie Wandermouse           
  • The Further Adventures of Charlie Wandermouse           
  • More Adventures with Charlie Wandermouse           
  • The Continuing Adventures of Charlie Wandermouse 

Christmas in Happy Forest (Brownlow Publishing: Fort Worth, TX, 1991).

KidsLife Bible Story Series (Chariot Family Publishing: Colorado Springs, CO, 1995):  
  • Daniel & The Lions           
  • Noah’s Family is Saved           
  • David & The Giant 

Other Products
 
Bumper the Dinosaur--a plush toy (Chariot Family Publishing: Colorado Springs, CO).
 
Children’s Topical Bible Kit, The (Honor Books: Tulsa, OK, 1994).


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