Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Karen Ann Bellamy  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1950 in Chicago, IL

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Illinois Connection

Bellamy was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and she currently resides in Chicago. She attended Chicago Public Schools for elementary and high school. Her two children's books are set in Chicago, Illinois. The book titles are ''The Big Brown Box'' and ''Ephraim and The Bee''.

Biographical and Professional Information

Karen Bellamy attended Chicago State University where she received her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, her Masters Degrees - one in Early Childhood Education and the other in Reading a Type 10 Reading Specialist, and a nominee into Who's Who Among American Teachers. She is a retired educator and taught in the public school system for 34 years. Her love for reading is a gift she desires to pass on to children of all ages. She wants children to visualize the books coming to life as they read while increasing their vocabulary through reading.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Contact Karen A Bellamy at [] or cellphone 312-310-8772. Groups preferred Birth through 3rd grade.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Ephraim and the bee /
ISBN: 0988779706. OCLC Number: 877076893

Sonflower Pub.,. .

The big brown box /
ISBN: 0971341672. OCLC Number: 843440615

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