About the Author

Jo Ellen Bogart

Jo Ellen Bogart was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in several Texas cities, but for the last 32 years, she has lived in Guelph, Ontario AKA Children's Author Central. She really enjoys running into writers and artists at the grocery store.
Jo Ellen has always been an animal lover and pet keeper, but her current pet list is down to two dogs, two frogs, and a ton of fish, most of which vacation in the backyard pond and winter in the Bogart basement, supervising the laundry.
Part of the fun Jo Ellen has in writing books for children is venturing into many different kinds of writing, from poetry and picture books to biography, non-fiction, and early readers. She has also written lots of song lyrics for kids, and is trying her hand at painting. Jo Ellen really likes to take digital pictures and play around with them on the computer.
Jo Ellen has a teaching degree from the University of Texas and has worked as a supply teacher. Though she no longer teaches, she really enjoys meeting her young readers and seeing what they have to say. Her own two kids are grown but she has a new baby grandson and is amassing stacks of books for the future reader.

 

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Cadeaux

Cadeaux

by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
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Capturing Joy

Capturing Joy

The Story of Maud Lewis
by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Mark Lang
edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback
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Emily Carr

Emily Carr

At the Edge of the World
edition:Hardcover
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Gifts

Gifts

by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Paperback
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Out and About with the Big Tree Gang

Out and About with the Big Tree Gang

edition:Paperback
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"What should we do for fun?" asked Reg.
"I know!" said Burt. "We can go for a bug hunt! You love those, Keely."
"No, Burt," said Keely. "The bugs are getting ready for winter. We can't bother them. See, autumn ruins everything!"
"If we can't go on a bug hunt, maybe we can go on a treasure hunt!" said Shawna.
"That does sound exciting," agreed Keely. "But we don't have a treasure map."

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Tell Me a Story: Gifts

Tell Me a Story: Gifts

Book and Cassette
by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid
edition:Mixed media
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Tell Me a Story: Jeremiah Learns to Read

Tell Me a Story: Jeremiah Learns to Read

Book and Cassette
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The Big Tree Gang

The Big Tree Gang

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"Hey," Keely said to her brother, Reg. "This is a good day for a bug walk!"
"What is it with you and bugs?" he asked. "Rocks are so much better."
Keely got a serious look on her face and started to sing,
"Rocks are boring, rocks are dead.
Reg has rocks in his head."
"Rocks don't do anything," she said with a sniff.
"That’s why I like them," Reg said. "They don't fly away, they don't bite and they last a long time."

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The White Cat and the Monk

The White Cat and the Monk

A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”
by Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Sydney Smith
edition:eBook
also available: Hardcover
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