Member Profile

Jo Ellen Bogart

2008

Born in Houston, Texas, Jo Ellen Bogart attended the University of Texas in Austin, earning degrees in education and psychology. She came to Canada in 1975 and settled in Guelph, where she still lives. She is a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S.--having attained her Canadian citizenship in 1995. The mother of two grown children, she spends her time writing, reading, gardening, cottaging, surfing the internet and caring for a household of well-loved pets. She also enjoys travelling around Canada to speak to her young readers.

Phone number:
519-836-7414

Publications

Jeremiah Learns to Read. illus. Laura Fernandes and Rick Jacobson. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1997.
Gifts. illus. Barbara Reid. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1994.
Two Too Many. illus. Yvonne Cathcart. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1994.
Daniel's Dog. illus. Janet Wilson. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1990.
Malcolm's Runaway Soap. illus. Linda Hendry. Richmond Hill, ON: Scholastic Canada, 1988.
The Night the Stars Flew ill Ginette Beaulieu. Scholastic North Winds Press, 2001
Capturing Joy, the Story of Maud Lewis Ill. Mark Lang. Tundra Books Canada, 2002
Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World Ill Max Newhouse. Tundra Books Canada, 2003
The Big Tree Gang ill. Dean Griffiths. Orca Books, 2005
Crazy About Puppies photos by Mark Raycroft. Scholastic Canada, 2006
Out and About with the Big Tree Gang ill. Dean Griffiths. Orca Books, 2006
Lyrics for six tracks on Eddie Douglas' Juno-nominated CD for children Gonna Keep Dancing. Fat Flea Music, 2007
Mama's Bed ill Sylvie Daigneault. North winds Press, 1993
Ten for Dinner ill Carlos Freire. North Winds Press Scholastic, 1989
Sarah Saw a Blue Macaw Ill. Sylvie Daigneault. North Winds Press Scholastic, 1991
Dylan’s Lullaby Ill. Cheryl Lowrey. Annick Press, 1988
Money, Make It Spend It, Save It Ill. Teco Guerreiro. Scholastic Canada, 2001
Dogs and Dog Care in Coles Notes series. Coles Publishing, 1999
Big and Small, Room for All. Tundra Books, 2009
The White Cat and the Monk. Groundwood, 2016
Count Your Chickens. Tundra/Penguin Random House, 2017

Awards

Shortlisted, Mr. Christie's Award for Gifts, 1994.
Shortlisted, Ruth Schwartz Award for Gifts, 1994.
Many titles have been included in the Canadian Children's Book Centre's Our Choice lists
Choices List 1990 of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center of the for Daniel's Dog, 1990
Children’s Choices for 1991 list of the Joint committee of the for Daniel's Dog, 1991
New York Review of Books’ Reader’s Catalog Choice for Daniel's Dog
CCBC Our Choice List starred Review for Jeremiah Learns to Read
Ruth Schwartz Award for Jeremiah Learns to Read, 1998
Money, Make It Spend It, Save It for Short List Red Cedar Award, 2001
Resource Links Best of the Year for Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis, 2002
Short-list 2004 Hackmatack Children’s for Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis, 2004
Finalist Information Book Award for Capturing Joy: The Story of Maud Lewis, 2003
Honour Book Information Book Award for Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World, 2004
Short List Red Cedar for Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World, 2005
Resource Links Best of 2006 list for Crazy for Puppies, 2006
Tiny Torgi Award (Printbraille Book of the Year) for Jeremiah Learns to Read, 1998
Author-read CD Starred listing in Our Choice CCBC for Jeremiah Learns to Read
Chapters Best of 2003 Non-fiction list for Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World, 2003
Finalist Lane Anderson Award for Big and Small, Room for All, 2009
Finalist Governor General's Award for The White Cat and the Monk, 2016
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

Jo Ellen relates stories from her childhood, along with tales about her pets and lots of other interests, and tells how these stories have inspired her to write. Her many picture books have been followed by non-fiction works on topics from money to Canadian artists. She particularly enjoys fielding questions and comments from her audiences. Her PowerPoint presentation for her new book Big and Small, Room for All uses photographs to illustrate the nebulae of outerspace and microscopic lifeforms. 

Presentation Length:
60 min.
Genre:
Fiction
Grades:
K-6
Audience size:
80
Workshop Description:


Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$300
Two sessions:
$550
Three sessions:
$800
One session:
$200
Two sessions:
$450
Three sessions:
$650
GST:
GST applicable