Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gina Bellisario  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.ginabellisario.com
-- Gina Bellisario on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=gina+bellisario


Illinois Connection

A Prairie State native, Bellisario grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. She later moved to the west suburbs, where she taught high school English and journalism. She now lives in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gina Bellisario is the author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Her first picture book, ''The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois'', is part of The Twelve Days of Christmas in America series from Sterling Children's Books.


Awards

'''Community Helpers series

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Gina celebrates literacy, imagination, and all-things Illinois in her school presentations. For speaking engagement information, contact Gina at [mailto:info@ginabellisario.com info@ginabellisario.com].

Selected Titles At Your Library

Be aware! :
ISBN: 1467713511. OCLC Number: 844789991

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"Sophie is on a mission. You can call her Agent S. Like any good spy, Sophie knows how to be safe. She helps her brother stay away from danger too. They watch for speeding cars. They avoid strangers. And they never goof around on the school bus!"--Amazon.com.

Be Aware! :
ISBN: 9781512478129. OCLC Number: 1004954346

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Sophie is on a mission. You can call her Agent S. Like any good spy, Sophie knows how to be safe. She helps her brother stay away from danger too. They watch for speeding cars. They avoid strangers. And they never goof around on the school bus!

Choose good food! :
ISBN: 1467723940. OCLC Number: 844774294

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A picky eater learns about healthy food choices, visits the supermarket, and prepares a delicious snack.

Choose Good Food! :
ISBN: 9781512478143. OCLC Number: 1004955471

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Lucas is a picky eater. But he's excited to go to the supermarket. Today, he gets to choose food for lunch. Lucas's dad helps him learn about the five food groups. Lucas finds out what foods are healthful. And he prepares a tasty snack!

Keep calm! :
ISBN: 1467713546. OCLC Number: 843955830

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A busy girl who feels stressed by her full schedule of school, soccer, piano lessons, homework, and chores learns from her parents ways to deal with her stress.

Keep Calm! :
ISBN: 9781512478167. OCLC Number: 1004954804

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Anna is one busy girl! She plays soccer and takes piano lessons. She has homework and chores. Sometimes she feels stressed. How can she get everything done? Anna's parents show her several ways to deal with stress. When she tries them, she shrinks her stress and feels better!

Let's Meet a Firefighter
ISBN: 9781512477665. OCLC Number: 1004955433

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Are you curious about fire trucks? Firefighting clothes? Hoses and ladders? You're in luck! Firefighter Jim works at the fire department. He knows how to handle all kinds of emergencies. He shows a group of kids how he does his job. Lets hear it for firefighters!

Let's meet a firefighter /
ISBN: 0761390251. OCLC Number: 795645101

Millbrook Press,. .

Are you curious about fire trucks? Firefighting clothes? Hoses and ladders? You're in luck! Firefighter Jim works at the fire department. He knows how to handle all kinds of emergencies. He shows a group of kids how he does his job. Lets hear it for firefighters!

Let's Meet a Librarian
ISBN: 9781512477689. OCLC Number: 1004955434

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Are you curious about dinosaurs? Music? Volcanoes? You're in luck! Mr. Field is a librarian. He knows how to find information about all kinds of cool things. He shows the students in Mrs. Ros's class how to use the library. Let's hear it for librarians!

Let's Meet a Librarian /
ISBN: 1467708038. OCLC Number: 796230059

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Students learn what a librarian does and what kind of tools they use to find information.

Let's Meet a Police Officer
ISBN: 9781512477702. OCLC Number: 1004954670

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Do you want to learn more about police cars? Police dogs? Other tools the police use? Then it's your lucky day! Officer Gabby is a police officer. She knows how to keep people safe. She shows a group of kids how she does her job. Three cheers for police officers!

Let's meet a Police officer /
ISBN: 0761390243. OCLC Number: 781077716

Millbrook Press,. .

Officer Gabby visits a class and discusses her job as a police officer.

Let's Meet a Veterinarian
ISBN: 9781512477740. OCLC Number: 1004954508

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! What does a veterinarian do? Let's find out! Dr. Kate is a veterinarian. She visits a school to give Henry, the class guinea pig, a checkup. She shows the class the tools she uses. She tells them about the many things vets do. And the students learn how to take good care of Henry. Hooray for veterinarians!

Let's meet a veterinarian /
ISBN: 1467708062. OCLC Number: 801050892

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A class is visited by Dr. Kate in order to learn what it is like to be a veterinarian.

Move your body :
ISBN: 146771349X. OCLC Number: 831150612

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Natalie's team isn't ready for the big race on Field Day, so Ms. Starr teaches them about exercise and stretching to help them prepare.

Move Your Body! :
ISBN: 9781512478181. OCLC Number: 1004954716

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! It's almost Field Day! But Natalie's team isn't ready for the big race. Their muscles get tired easily. Ms. Starr teaches them about aerobic and anaerobic exercise. They learn some stretching exercises too. Now they're full of energy. Can they win the beach ball relay?

Poison alert! :
ISBN: 1467723924. OCLC Number: 851572818

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Matthew's little brother doesn't know about harmful substances. But Mighty Matthew does! He rescues his brother from household poisons. That means cleaners, medicines, and houseplants. He also points out poisons in the grass and garage. Matthew knows how to stay safe at home! --Amazon.com.

Poison Alert! :
ISBN: 9781512478204. OCLC Number: 1004954357

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Matthew's little brother doesn't know about harmful substances. But Mighty Matthew does! He rescues his brother from household poisons. That means cleaners, medicines, and houseplants. He also points out poisons in the grass and garage. Matthew knows how to stay safe at home!

Take a bath! :
ISBN: 1467723967. OCLC Number: 844789711

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After making a muddy mess of himself playing mud monsters, Caleb cleans up with a soapy bath, makes sure to keep germs away from the dinner table, and brushes and flosses his teeth before bed.-Publisher's description.

Take a Bath! :
ISBN: 9781512478228. OCLC Number: 1004955952

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Audisee eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and text highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Caleb is playing Mud Monsters. He's a muddy mess. Time for Bubble Trouble! He takes a soapy bath to chase dirt and germs away. Caleb also makes a No Germ Zone at the dinner table. And he brushes and flosses his teeth before bed. Goodbye, germs!

The twelve days of Christmas in Illinois /
ISBN: 1402797338. OCLC Number: 767254794

Sterling Children's Books,. .

Mia writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the state of Illinois at Christmastime, as her cousin Sam shows her everything from the state capital, Springfield, to historic Route 66. Includes facts about Illinois.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Illinois.
ISBN: 9781454929284. OCLC Number: 1056997652

Sterling Pub Co Inc. .

Welcome to Christmas in the Land of Lincoln! Kids can celebrate the state of Illinois with such fun things as 11 Midway monsters, 6 roadside giants, and a cardinal in a white oak tree.