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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jamie Gilson  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: July 4, 1933 in Beardstown, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.jamiegilson.com/
-- Jamie Gilson on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jamie+gilson

E-Mail: -- jamie@jamiegilson.com


Illinois Connection

Jamie was born in Beardstown and has lived in Pittsfield and Oak Park. She attended Northwestern University and currently resides in Wilmette.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jamie Gilson has worked as a junior high teacher in Des Plaines, Illinois and has been a writer, producer and actor for educational radio programs at the Chicago Public Schools station WBEZ. She also wrote commercials for fine arts radio station WFMT in Chicago and wrote films and film strips for Encyclopaedia Brittanica Films and was a columnist for Chicago magazine.


Awards

'''Body of Work'''
-- Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children presented by the Illinois Reading Council, 2005
-- Chicago Children's Reading Round Table Award for outstanding contributions to the field of children's literature, 1989

Stink Alley


-- Society of Midland Authors Award for Children's Fiction, 2002

Thirteen Ways to Sink a Sub


-- Sequoyah Award, Oklahoma, 1985
-- Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, 1985
-- The Land of Enchantment Award, New Mexico, 1986
-- Buckeye Award, Ohio, 1987
-- Sunshine State Award, Florida, 1987

Do Bananas Chew Gum?


-- Carl Sandburg Award, Friends of the Chicago Public Library, 1981
-- Charlie May Simon Award, Arkansas, 1981

Harvey, the Beer Can King


-- Merit Award, Friends of American Writers, 1979

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes), contact the author at [mailto:jamie@jamiegilson.com jamie@jamiegilson.com]

Selected Titles At Your Library

4B goes wild
ISBN: 9780062126672. OCLC Number: 817733279

HarperCollins Publishers,. .

Fourth graders on a three-day camping trip with their teachers experience frights and delights.

4B goes wild /
ISBN: 0671680633. OCLC Number: 19868153

Pocket Books,. .

Fourth graders on a three-day camping trip with their teachers experience frights and delights.

Bug in a rug /
ISBN: 0618316701. OCLC Number: 36746485

Clarion Books,. .

Seven-year-old Richard is self-conscious when he receives a pair of purple pants from his aunt and uncle and has to wear them to school, but he is even more worried when his uncle shows up for a visit to his classroom.

Can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man
ISBN: 0688154883. OCLC Number: 37788923

Beech Tree Books,. .

When the family health food store burns down, 12-year-old-Mitch is even more determined to win first prize in a Bakeathon with his special gingerbread.

Can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man /
ISBN: 0688004369. OCLC Number: 7170961

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

When the family health food store burns down, 12-year-old-Mitch is even more determined to win first prize in a Bakeathon with his special gingerbread.

Chess! I love it, I love it, I love it!
ISBN: 9780618977901. OCLC Number: 180753233

Clarion Books,. .

When second-grader Richard and three other members of the Sumac School Chess Club compete in their first tournament, they each learn something about luck, concentration, and teamwork.

Dial Leroi Rupert, DJ /
ISBN: 068816658X. OCLC Number: 41351596

William Morrow & Co.,. .

Desperate to pay back 50 dollars they owe, three 12-year-olds form a jazz combo and then receive some surprising assistance from a local disc jockey.

Do bananas chew gum?
ISBN: 0062126687. OCLC Number: 785574007

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

Able to read and write at only a second grade level, sixth-grader Sam Mott considers himself dumb until he is prompted to cooperate with those who think something can be done about his problem.

Do bananas chew gum? /
ISBN: 0688152945. OCLC Number: 36782133

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

Able to read and write at only a second grade level, sixth-grader Sam Mott considers himself dumb until he is prompted to cooperate with those who think something can be done about his problem.

Double dog dare /
ISBN: 0688163610. OCLC Number: 40494358

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

The fifth grade year gets off to a busy start as one student returns from winning a national Miss Pre-Teen Personality contest, a new girl with some interesting knowledge arrives, jealousy gets a grip on one particular student, and an "experiment" to see who's smart is conducted.

Gotcha! /
ISBN: 0618543562. OCLC Number: 62188888

Clarion Books,. .

While trying to learn about spiders in Mrs. Zookey's class, Richard becomes the target of Patrick the Pest's pranks.

Harvey, the beer can king
ISBN: 0671674234. OCLC Number: 19561433

Pocket Books,. .

A twelve-year-old boy hopes his beer can collection will win him the title of sixth-grade Superkid.

Harvey, the beer can king /
ISBN: 0671509853. OCLC Number: 11999205

Pocket Books,. .

A twelve-year-old boy hopes his beer can collection will win him the title of sixth-grade Superkid.

Hello, my name is Scrambled Eggs
ISBN: 0062128159. OCLC Number: 756478844

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

When his folks host a Vietnamese family that has come to settle in their town, Harvey enjoys Americanizing twelve-year-old Tuan.

Hello, my name is Scrambled Eggs /
ISBN: 0671741047. OCLC Number: 19276864

Pocket Books,. .

When his folks host a Vietnamese family that has come to settle in their town, Harvey enjoys Americanizing twelve-year-old Tuan.

Hobie Hanson, greatest hero of the mall /
ISBN: 0688089682. OCLC Number: 19455281

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

When his town is devastated by a flood, Hobie's fifth grade class is forced to meet every day in the shopping mall.

Hobie Hanson, you're weird /
ISBN: 068814747X. OCLC Number: 34991532

Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books,. .

With his best friend away at computer camp, Hobie reluctantly shares adventures with a girl classmate the summer after fourth grade.

It goes eeeeeeeeeeeee! /
ISBN: 0618051554. OCLC Number: 28255548

Clarion Books,. .

Patrick, the new boy in Richard's class, is always causing trouble, but his work on a science project about bats helps him make new friends.

Itchy Richard
ISBN: 0671792458. OCLC Number: 27327537

Pocket Books,. .

Second graders and their teacher experience an outbreak of head lice.

My teacher is an idiom
ISBN: 9780544056800. OCLC Number: 885092634

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Second-grader Richard finds himself in big trouble during Mind Your Manners Month when he unwittingly captures the attention of Patrick, the class clown, and Sophie, a French girl who has trouble with idioms.

Soccer circus /
ISBN: 0688147461. OCLC Number: 34536658

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Overview: Hobie goes on the overnight soccer tournament under his dad's strict orders to stay out of trouble. So what's Hobie doing in a penguin costume riding on top of a car full of circus clowns?

Stink alley
ISBN: 0688178642. OCLC Number: 47667408

HarperCollins,. .

Living in Holland in 1614 with the harsh Puritan leader, William Brewster, and working for the family of a mischievous Dutch boy named Rembrandt, a spirited twelve-year-old orphan girl struggles to do what is right.

Thirteen ways to sink a sub
ISBN: 9781477815939. OCLC Number: 261404076

Marshall Cavendish Children,. .

The boys and girls in the fourth grade devise a contest to sink their substitute teacher by making her cry.

Thirteen ways to sink a sub /
ISBN: 0380732513. OCLC Number: 43320642

Avon,. .

The boys and girls in the fourth grade devise a contest to sink their substitute teacher by making her cry.

Wagon train 911 /
ISBN: 0064409880. OCLC Number: 46681223

HarperTrophy,. .

As a school project, sixth graders recreate a westward trek to Oregon with all the perils that faced real pioneers.

You cheat!
ISBN: 002735993X. OCLC Number: 23383603

Bradbury Press ;. .

Nathan bribes his older brother to go fishing, and then wishes he hadn't.