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About

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.

 

Books by Jo Ellen Bogart

Little Blue House Beside The Sea

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Carme Lemniscates

Anthony and the Gargoyle

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Maja Kastelic

Little Blue House by the Sea

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart

Gifts

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid

Big and Small, Room for All

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Gillian Newland

Cot, cot, cot! Allons à la foire!

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Lori Joy Smith

Count Your Chickens

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Lori Joy Smith

The White Cat and the Monk

A Retelling of the Poem “Pangur Bán”

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Sydney Smith

Cadeaux

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid

Capturing Joy

The Story of Maud Lewis

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Mark Lang

Out and About with the Big Tree Gang

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart & Jill Bogart
illustrated by Dean Griffiths

Crazy for Puppies

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart

The Big Tree Gang

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Dean Griffiths

Emily Carr

At the Edge of the World

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse

The Night the Stars Flew

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Ginette Beaulieu

Tell Me a Story: Jeremiah Learns to Read

Book and Cassette

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Laura Fernandez & Rick Jacobson

Jeremiah Learns to Read

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Laura Fernandez & Rick Jacobson

Tell Me a Story: Gifts

Book and Cassette

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Barbara Reid

Jérémie apprend à lire

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Laura Fernandez & Rick Jacobson

Mama's Bed

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault

Sarah Saw a Blue Macaw

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Sylvie Daigneault

Ten for Dinner

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart
illustrated by Carlos Friere