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Amy June Bates

Biography

Amy June Bates

When Amy June Bates was a kid she loved to draw and read. She spent the time that she wasn't reading and drawing trying to keep her six brothers and sisters from drawing on her pictures and losing her place in whatever book she was reading. She loved the mountains quite a bit.
 
She grew up and learned to draw a lot better.
 
She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her three children and husband. She reads and she draws quite a bit.

Amy June Bates

Books by Amy June Bates

Written by Leslea Newman with illustrations by Amy June Bates - Children's 5-8, Children's Nonfiction, Picture

Moshe Cotel was a composer who lived in a noisy building on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind. Everything he heard was music to his ears. One day, while out for a walk, he heard a small, sad sound that he’d never heard before. It was a tiny kitten! "Come on, little Ketzel," Moshe said, "I will take you home and we will make beautiful music together." And they did --- in a most surprising way.

written by Maryann Macdonald with illustrations by Amy June Bates - Children's
A cozy Nativity story for those who love Christmas and cats.  All babies are beautiful and all babies cry. Jesus was no exception. On the night he was born, nothing Mary, Joseph, or the animals in the stable could do would comfort him. But when a curious kitten wanted its turn to calm the baby Jesus, a loving friendship blossomed on that very first Christmas.