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Ellen L. Ramsey

Children's Fiction and Non-Fiction Author

A Book for Bear
Available for Preorder


Coming July 2023 from Flamingo Books/Penguin Young Readers

A Book for Bear, written by Ellen L. Ramsey and illustrated by MacKenzie Haley, is the story of a book-loving bear and his search for the perfect book—a book the color of ripe, red raspberries and delicious to read. 

Bear loves books. When Bear decides he wants a book of his very own, he and his best friend Ellen hatch a plan. But sneaking a bear into a school, library, and bookstore proves to be harder than they thought. Will Bear ever find a book of his very own?

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I’m a lover of books, bears, birds, butterflies, and bees (I also like some things that don't start with b). I’m a writer of picture books and poetry, short stories and articles.

Soar into the World of the Imagination

Think magic

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” – Roald Dahl

Think reading

“We write by the light of every book we have ever read.” – Richard Peck

"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." – Groucho Marx

Think what if . . .

“If you hear hoofbeats, think zebras, centaurs, unicorns, anything except horses!” – Ellen L. Ramsey


About Ellen L. Ramsey

I’m a dedicated reader and writer. As a writer, I create stories like the ones I love to read—fantasy, mystery, and humor. I write about the things I love—stories about animals, both real and fantastical, and about bookstores, libraries, and schools.

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