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Ellen Schwartz

Ellen Schwartz

Schwartz

Ellen Schwartz has taught special education, elementary classes, and creative-writing courses for adults. She holds a BSc. in special education from the University of Wisconsin, and an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. She works as a corporate and freelance writer. Currently, she's writing picture books, juvenile novels and young adult novels.

City:
Burnaby, BC
Province:
British Columbia

Publications

The Princess Dolls. 2018, Tradewind Books
Heart of a Champion. 2016, Tundra Books
The Case of the Missing Deed. 2011, Tundra Books
Cellular. 2010, Orca Books
Avalanche Dance. 2010, Tundra Books
Abby's Birds. 2006, Tradewind Books
Yossi's Goal. 2006, Orca Books
Stealing Home. 2006, Tundra Books
I Love Yoga. 2003, Tundra Books
I'm a Vegetarian. 2002, Tundra Books
Starshine and the Fanged Vampire Spider. 2000, Raincoast Books
Jesse's Star. 2000, Orca Books
Mr. Belinsky's Bagels. 1997, Tradewind Books
Starshine on TV. 1996, Raincoast Books
Starshine at Camp Crescent Moon. 1994, Polestar Press
Born a Woman. 1988, Polestar Press
Starshine!. 1987, Polestar Press
Dusty. 1983, Solstice Books

Awards

Shortlisted for Silver Birch Express Award, Ontario Library Association, Chocolate Lily Award for Yossi's Goal, 2007
Winner, Gold Medal, Rocky Mountain Book Award; Nominated for John Spray Mystery Award, Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award for The Case of the Missing Deed, 2012
VOYA Top Shelf Book; Nominated for Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young People, Silver Birch Fiction Award, Diamond Willow Award, Rocky Mountain Book Award, Red Cedar Book Award for Heart of a Champion, 2017
Top Ten Sports Books for Youth 2007, Booklist; Canadian Children’s Book Centre, starred Our Choice; Nominated for Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award; Chosen for the 100 Book Challenge, American Reading Association; Sydney Taylor Notable Book, for Stealing Home, 2007
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice; New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age for I Love Yoga, 2004
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice; Pennsylvania School Librarians Association YA Top 40 Non-fiction 2002 List for I'm a Vegetarian, 2002
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice for Starshine and the Fanged Vampire Spider, 2001
British Columbia 2000 Book Award; Nominated for Silver Birch Award, Red Cedar Award, Chocolate Lily Award; Long-listed for BC Book Prizes; Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice Chosen for Jesse's Star, 2001
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice for Mr. Belinsky's Bagels, 1998
Nominated for Silver Birch Award, Ontario Library Association Canadian Library Association; Notable Book for Starshine on TV, 1997
Canadian Children’s Book Centre Our Choice for Starshine!, 1988
Eligible for National Public Readings Program:
Yes

WITS

Presentation Length:
50 min.
Genre:
Fiction, Non-Fiction
Grades:
3-8
Audience Size:
60