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Little Blue House Beside the Sea

by (author) Jo Ellen Bogart

illustrated by Carme Lemniscates

Tilbury House Publishers
Initial publish date
Sep 2020
General, General
Recommended Age
0 to 9
Recommended Grade
p to 4
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2020
    List Price
  • Board book

    Publish Date
    Nov 2021
    List Price

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What happens in the oceans is critically important to life on Earth. The girl in her little blue house wants to believe that other children love the oceans and want to keep them safe, alive and beautiful.

About the authors

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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Carme Lemniscates (Barcelona, Spain) is the author, illustrator, and designer of several critically acclaimed children’s books including Trees, Birds, the upcoming Seeds (Candlewick), and El jardín mágico (Ekaré), for which she won the 2017 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award. She has also illustrated I Am a Warrior Goddess, Kate Coombs’s BabyLit Little Poets board book series, and Hillary and Chelsea Clinton’s Grandma’s Gardens (Philomel). You can visit Carme at

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