I was invited back by Shepherd to share a list of 3 books that I read and loved in 2023 (not necessarily published in 2023). I chose: To read my summaries of and why I loved these books, visit: Eliza Wheeler’s 3 favorite reads in 2023(I was thrilled to learn of Vashti Harrison’s Caldecott win…

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Dedicating a book to someone is usually meant to be an honor for that person, but in the case of ‘What Rosa Brought’, it felt more like the reverse. For me, it felt like I was the one who was honored to be able to make the dedication:   “For my bookmaking ally, Jen Rofé–and…

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I’m thrilled to be able to share this beautiful story written by Jacob Sager Weinstein about his mother’s childhood and which I had the honor to illustrate. This is a picture book about family, identity, immigration, and love. It can also serve as a gentle introduction to the Holocaust for readers aged 4-8. About the…

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Break cards

Over on my newsletter Creativi-Tea Time and on the In Kinship Podcast, I shared about my work routine and about the break cards that I use during workdays. Here’s a copy you can download and print – with some blank cards to fill in your own custom break activities. (These are for individual, personal use…

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I had fun chatting about writing and illustrating picture books with Beth and Lisa on their podcast ‘Writers With Wrinkles’ (episode 8), and also getting to respond to a hilarious story that Lisa told in episode 4 about her crying at me at a conference. To listen, visit: https://writerswithwrinkles.buzzsprout.com/1992165/11804730-writers-with-wrinkles-ep-8-author-illustrator-eliza-wheeler

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I had the loveliest conversation with Gina on the Storyland Podcast, a Chinese podcast of conversations with children’s book authors and illustrators around the world. I so appreciated the thoughtful questions she posed about all the details of creating my book, HOME IN THE WOODS. APPLE PODCASTS LINK: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/eliza-wheeler-1000578242396 PLAYER FM LINK: https://player.fm/series/3394128/341112052 NEWS ARTICLE…

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When I create art for a book that’s written by another author, I don’t jump into sketching and drawing right away. Even for stories I haven’t written, the process still begins, for me, with writing. When I’ve taken on a manuscript to illustrate, the first thing I do is print it out, get in a…

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I get frequently asked for information on children’s book illustration and publishing, and unfortunately I’m unable to respond to each individually, so I’ve compiled all the beginning info that I have to share with folks here, for anyone who’s looking for it! This information is based on my personal experience and it’s important to say…

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