BOOKS

THE POMEGRANATE WITCH
August 2017, Chronicle Books
AGES: 5-8,  40 pages
AUTHOR: Denise Doyen
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9781452145891

When a scary old tree blooms with the most beautiful pomegranates ever seen, the neighborhood kids’ mouths water with anticipation. But the tree isn’t theirs—and it has a protector! So begins the Pomegranate War, a fun, rollicking, rhyming tale of a battle between the sly, plucky young rascals and their wry, witchy neighbor who may have more than one trick up her sleeve. This delectable romp from award-winning children’s poet Denise Doyen and acclaimed illustrator Eliza Wheeler honors classic children’s literature and revels in nostalgia for free-to-roam days full of playful invention.

 

JOHN RONALD’S DRAGONS: THE STORY OF J.R.R. TOLKIEN
March 2017, Roaring Brook Press/MacMillan
AGES: 4-8,  48 pages
AUTHOR: Caroline McAlister
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9781626720923

A captivating picture book biography of a boy who imagined a world full of dragons and grew up to be beloved author J. R. R. Tolkien.

John Ronald loved dragons. He liked to imagine dragons when he was alone, and with his friends, and especially when life got hard or sad. After his mother died and he had to live with a cold-hearted aunt, he looked for dragons. He searched for them at his boarding school. And when he fought in a Great War, he felt as if terrible, destructive dragons were everywhere. But he never actually found one, until one day, when he was a grown man but still very much a boy at heart, when he decided to create one of his own. John Ronald’s Dragons, a picture book biography by Caroline McAlister and illustrated by Eliza Wheeler, introduces the beloved creator of Middle Earth and author of The Hobbit to a new generation of children who see magic in the world around them.

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THE LEFT-HANDED FATE
August 2016, Henry Holt/MacMillan Publishers
AGES: 10-14, 384 pages
AUTHOR: Kate Milford
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN: 9780805098006

Lucy Bluecrowne and Maxwell Ault are on a mission: find the three pieces of a strange and arcane engine they believe can stop the endless war raging between their home country of England and Napoleon Bonaparte’s France. During the search, however, their ship, the famous privateer the Left-Handed Fate, is taken by the Americans, who have just declared war on England, too. The Fate (and with it, Lucy and Max) is put under the command of new midshipman Oliver Dexter . . . who’s only just turned twelve.

But Lucy and Max aren’t the only ones trying to assemble the engine; the French are after it, as well as the crew of a mysterious vessel that seems able to appear out of thin air. When Oliver discovers what his prisoners are really up to—and how dangerous the device could be if it falls into the wrong hands—he is faced with a choice: Help Lucy and Max even if it makes him a traitor to his own country? Or follow orders and risk endangering countless lives, including those of the enemies who have somehow become his friends?

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9780399166846THIS IS OUR BABY, BORN TODAY
August 2016, Nancy Paulsen/Penguin Books
AGES: 3-5,  32 pages
AUTHOR: Varsha Bajaj
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9780399166846

A baby is born and the world rejoices!

With a loving mama, a trumpeting herd, curious cousins, and even some dancing peacocks heralding this little one’s arrival, it is apparent that the joy and wonder a new baby brings is shared by all!

Varsha Bajaj’s lilting prose and Eliza Wheeler’s enchanting scenes of a wide-eyed baby elephant and its smitten family celebrate the importance of family and community in every child’s life. Set in the lush wilds of India, this is an endearing, beautifully illustrated tribute to little ones getting their first warm welcome to the world.

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TMTS_CAT_CVRTELL ME A TATTOO STORY
April 2016, Chronicle Books
AGES: 3-6,  32 pages
AUTHOR: Alison McGhee
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 1452119376

A bestselling author-illustrator duo join forces to create a modern father-son love story. The father tells his little son the story behind each of his tattoos, and together they go on a beautiful journey through family history. There’s a tattoo from a favorite book his mother used to read him, one from something his father used to tell him, and one from the longest trip he ever took. And there is a little heart with numbers inside—which might be the best tattoo of them all. Tender pictures by New York Times bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler complement this lovely ode to all that’s indelible—ink and love.

Buy ‘Tell Me A Tattoo Story’ HERE

 

0763658588CODY AND THE MYSTERIES OF THE UNIVERSE
April 2016, Candlewick Press
AGES: 7-10,  144 pages
AUTHOR: Tricia Springstubb
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 0763658588

Cody’s best friend, Spencer, and his parents are moving in with his grandmother right around the corner, and Cody can’t wait. For one thing, Cody needs Spencer to help solve the mystery of the never-seen Mr. Meen, who lives on the other side of the porch with a skull-and-crossbones sign in the window and an extermination truck out front. How’s Cody to know that a yellow jacket would sting her, making her scream “Ow! Ow!” just as they start spying? Or that the ominous window sign would change overnight to “Welcome home,” only deepening the mystery? In this second adventure, Spencer’s new-school jitters, an unexpected bonding with a teacher over Mozart, and turf-claiming kids next door with a reason for acting out are all part of Cody’s experiences as summer shifts into a new year at school.

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Miller_WYG_jacket_72dpiWHEREVER YOU GO
May 2015, Little Brown Books
AGES: 3-6,  32 pages
AUTHOR: Pat Zietlow Miller
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9780316400022

Roads give you chances to seek and explore.
Want an adventure?
Just open your door.

Join an adventurous rabbit and his animal friends as they journey over steep mountain peaks, through bustling cityscapes, and down long, winding roads to discover the magical worlds that await them just outside their doors. 
Award-winning author Pat Zietlow Miller’s lilting rhyme and bestselling illustrator Eliza Wheeler’s enchanting, lush landscapes celebrate the possibilities that lie beyond the next bend in the road-the same road that will always lead you home again.

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076365857XCODY AND THE FOUNTAIN OF HAPPINESS
May 2015, Candlewick Press
AGES: 7-10,  160 pages
AUTHOR: Tricia Springstubb
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9780763658571

For whimsical Cody, many things are beautiful, especially ants who say hello by rubbing feelers. But nothing is as beautiful as the first day of summer vacation, and Cody doesn’t want to waste one minute of it. Meanwhile, teenage brother Wyatt is moping over a girl, Mom is stressed about her new job as Head of Shoes, Dad is off hauling chairs in his long-distance truck, and even camp has been closed for the summer. What to do? Just when all seems lost, Cody bumps into a neighborhood boy named Spencer who is looking for a runaway cat. With a new friend and a soon-to-be-found cat, Cody is on her way to the fountain of happiness.
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THE GRUDGE KEEPER
April 2014, Peachtree Publishers
AGES: 4-8,  32 pages
AUTHOR: Mara Rockliff
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9781561457298

No one in the town of Bonnyripple ever kept a grudge. No one, that is, except old Cornelius, the Grudge Keeper. Ruffled feathers, petty snits, minor tiffs and major huffs, insults, umbrage, squabbles, dust-ups, and imbroglios-the Grudge Keeper received them all, large and small, tucking each one carefully away in his ramshackle cottage. When a fierce wind blows through Bonnyripple, the residents are forced to rescue Cornelius and deal with their various disputes.
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April 2013, Nancy Paulsen/Penguin
AGES: 3-6 years, 32 pages
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
ISBN 9780399257926

Miss Maple gathers lost seeds that haven’t yet found a place to sprout. She takes them on field trips to explore places to grow. In her cozy maple tree house, she nurtures them; keeping them safe and warm until it’s time for them to find roots of their own, and grow into the magnificent plants they’re destined to become.
Buy ‘Miss Maple’s Seeds’ HERE

 See the Publisher’s Weekly Review:  Confident artistry and an intuitive knowledge of what the world looks like to a very small person make a winning combination in Wheeler’s debut . . .

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9781416963981DOLL BONES
May 2013, McEdlderry/Simon and Schuster Books
AUTHOR:  Holly Black;
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
AGES: 10-14, Hardcover: 256pp.
ISBN: 9781416963981

Zach, Poppy and Alice have been friends for ever. They love playing with their action figure toys, imagining a magical world of adventure and heroism. But disaster strikes when, without warning, Zach’s father throws out all his toys, declaring he’s too old for them. Zach is furious, confused and embarrassed, deciding that the only way to cope is to stop playing . . . and stop being friends with Poppy and Alice. But one night the girls pay Zach a visit, and tell him about a series of mysterious occurrences. Poppy swears that she is now being haunted by a china doll – who claims that it is made from the ground-up bones of a murdered girl. They must return the doll to where the girl lived, and bury it. Otherwise the three children will be cursed for eternity . . .
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INC 5_coverThe Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book V: The Unmapped Sea
June 2015, Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
AUTHOR:  Maryrose Wood
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
AGES: 8-12, Hardcover: 416 pages
ISBN: 9780062110411

This is the 5th book of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. Lord Fredrick Ashton may not feel ready to be a father, but with a little Ashton on the way, he’s sure about one thing: The wolfish curse on his family must end soon, before the child is born. Penelope willingly takes on the challenge; when Lady Constance’s doctor prescribes a seaside holiday, Penelope jumps at the chance to take the three Incorrigible children to Brighton, where she hopes to persuade the old sailor Pudge to reveal what he knows about the Ashton curse.

But the Ashtons are not the only ones at the beach in January. The passionately temperamental Babushkinov family is also taking the winter waters. The Incorrigible children may have been raised by wolves, but the Babushkinov children are the wildest creatures they’ve ever seen. Is it more than mere coincidence that these untamed children have turned up in Brighton just as Penelope and the Incorrigibles arrive?
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The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: Book IV: The Interrupted Tale
Dec 2013, Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins
AUTHOR:  Maryrose Wood
ILLUSTRATOR: Eliza Wheeler
(cover illustration by Jon Klassen)
AGES: 8-12, Hardcover: 400 pages
ISBN: 978-0061791222

This is the 4th book of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Interrupted Tale, where Miss Penelope Lumley receives an invitation to speak at the annual Celebrate Alumnae Knowledge Exposition (or CAKE) at the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females. Optoomuchstic as ever, Penelope hopes to give her CAKE talk, see some old friends, and show off the Incorrigible children to Miss Mortimer, but instead she finds her beloved school in an uproar.

And when Penelope is asked by the Swanburne Academy board of trustees to demonstrate the academic progress of her three wolfish students so the board can judge the true worth of a Swanburne education, the future of her alma mater—and of her job as governess to the Incorrigibles—hangs in the balance.
Buy THE INTERRUPTED TALE here.

 

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