Eliza Wheeler grew up in northern Wisconsin in a family of artists, musicians, and teachers. Her picture book, Miss Maple’s Seeds (Penguin), debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. She has also illustrated other children’s books including Wherever You Go (Little Brown) by Pat Zietlow Miller, the middle grade book Cody and the Fountain of Happiness by Tricia Springstubb (Candlewick), Holly Black’s Newbery Honor winning novel Doll Bones (Simon & Schuster), and Mara Rockliff’s picture book The Grudge Keeper (Peachtree). Most recently, Tell Me a Tattoo Story by Alison McGhee (Chronicle) and Cody and the Mysteries of the Universe by Tricia Springstubb (Candlewick) were published in April.… Read the rest
Pat Zietlow Miller is the author of the award-winning (and adorable!) picture book Sophie’s Squash, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Sophie’s Squash is story that celebrates the special love between a child and her favorite toy–only in this case it’s a butternut squash. On a trip to the farmers’ market with her parents, Sophie chooses a squash, but instead of letting her mom cook it, she names it Bernice. Sophie’s Squash has earned many accolades and honors, including four starred reviews, the Golden Kite Award, the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Award, and the Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book Award.And fortunately for the children’s book world, Pat has more books coming out in the world–SEVEN to be exact (at last count).… Read the rest
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