Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Speaker Profile - Gina Bellisario


Region: Illinois
Age Levels: 5-10
Will Travel: < 25 miles
Skype Visit: No
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Gina Bellisario is the author of many super books for kids, including her early chapter book series, ELLIE ULTRA (Capstone/Stone Arch Books, 2016), which is about a third-grade superhero! Her first book, THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN ILLINOIS (Sterling Children's Books, 2012) was nominated for a Lincoln Award from the Illinois Office of Tourism, and her books in the series, Cloverleaf Books™ - Community Helpers (Lerner/Millbrook Press, 2013) won a Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award.

When Gina isn't crafting a story, she is visiting schools to share her books and celebrate young readers and writers. She also mentors budding authors who want to learn more about writing for children. For writing tips and news about her forthcoming books, visit

Presentation Description:
Gina celebrates literacy, imagination, and all-things Illinois during her author visits. For a peek at her available presentations, visit