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About Lisa Wheeler
LISA WHEELER is passionate about children’s books. “I love everything about them, including the smell.” To date, Lisa has over fifty titles on shelves, with more to follow. She’s written picture books in prose and rhyme, an easy reader series, four books of poems, and creative nonfiction for the very young.
Her newest book, Someone Builds the Dream is an Indy bestseller and received 3 starred reviews.
Lisa is also the author of the popular Dino-Sport series with illustrator Barry Gott. Titles include, Dino-Hockey, Dino-Football,Dino-Baseball and many more.
Awards include the 2004 Mitten Award for Old Cricket, given by the Michigan Library Association, the 2005/06 Great Lakes, Great Books Award and 2005 Missouri Building Blocks Award for Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, the 2006 Texas Bluebonnet Award for Seadogs , the 2006/07 South Carolina Picture Book Award for Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum, the 2008 The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for Jazz Baby given by the American Library Association, 2017 Michigan reads for Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum and the 2017 Golden Kite award for The Christmas Boot.
Her newest titles include Someone Builds the Dream, illustrated by Loren Long (Dial), Dino-Thanksgiving, illustrated by Barry Gott (CarolRhoda), People Don't Bite People, illustrated by Molly Idle (Simon & Schuster) and Even Monsters Go to School, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, (Abrams/Appleseed)
Lisa shares her rural Michigan home with one husband, one dog and an assortment of anthropomorphic characters.
Check out her website at www.lisawheelerbooks.com
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In this installment of dino competition, meat eaters face off against plant eaters in three high-speed auto events: drag racing, off-road racing, and stock-car racing. Lisa Wheeler's rhymes explore thoughtful questions such as: Which dinosaurs would make the best chasers for support in a desert off-road race? Does T-Rex's king status transfer to the track? And can Diplodocus actually fit inside a stock car? Barry Gott's illustrations bring all the hilarious action to life.
The veggie-saurs and the meat-eaters face off in the Mega-Bowl! Sacks and hand-offs. Touchdowns and interceptions. When dinos don shoulder pads, the action is sure to be epic. But as the clock ticks down, will the Scales make a goal-line stand or will the Blades break through for the winning TD?
In a hockey match unrivaled in prehistory, the Meat-Eaters take on the Veggiesaurs. Fans go wild in the stands as T. Rex and Triceratops face off, and the game is off to a rip-roaring start. An assist from Raptor gains the first goal for the Meat-Eaters—but the naughty Pterodactyl twins, playing wingers, earn their team a penalty. The Veggies are quick to take advantage and Diplo scores. A tie game! Join the fans and find out what happens. You'll have a front row seat, so keep an eye on Raptor. Hockey gets him pretty riled up and that's quite a set of teeth he's baring . . .
When the plant-eating Green Sox face the meat-eating Rib-Eye Reds, baseball will never be the same. Tied zip to zip, the game is a pitchers' duel until the Green Sox's hothead manager goes snout to snout with the dodo umpire and gets tossed out. The Sox respond with their veggie-powered bats and score three runs! Momentum swings back to the Reds before the seventh inning stretch, and they're all tied up in the bottom of the ninth. Will this game need extra innings, or will Apatosaur save the day?
Come October, nights are longer./Moon looms bigger. Winds blow stronger./Air is crisper. Leaves are falling./Dino-Halloween is calling!
Trick or treat! Join your favorite dinosaurs as they visit a haunted house, carve pumpkins, make costumes, do the monster mash, and more! Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott, creators of the enormously popular Dino-Sports series, come together again to show how these fun-loving dinos celebrate Halloween.
"Dino lovers will be thrilled to spend a spooky holiday with their favorite cast."—Kirkus Reviews
Have yourself a merry Dino-Christmas! Dinos big and small deck the halls and enjoy snowball fights, hot cocoa, a parade, and more. Share in the dinosaurs' delight as they eagerly await the arrival of everyone's favorite . . . Santa Claws!
The team behind the Dino-Sports and Dino-Holidays series are back again with a celebration of all things Christmas. T. Rex makes angel wings in the snow, Triceratops leads a group of friends in decorating a park, Allosaurus makes a wreath, Apatosaurus dresses up like a giant elf. Santa Claws arrives and passes out presents, before the whole group goes caroling. It's a celebration of Triassic proportions! (And you won't believe what holiday they're celebrating next!)
"Gott's bright digital depictions of the rowdy dinosaurs are already great fun; seeing them crunch down on Christmas cookies, sing carols, and parade in the streets ups the ante."—Publishers Weekly
"[W]ill delight dino-loving readers eager for the arrival of Christmas."—Kirkus Reviews
When veggie-nibbling Grazers and meat-munching Biters take to the soccer field, it's a showdown of prehistoric proportions. Diplodocus shows an herbivore's soft touch and strikes first for the Grazers. But Gallimimus takes a pass from the twin Pterodactyls on the wings and finishes it off to even things up for the Biters. In the second half, Apatosaur scores the go-ahead goal for the veggie-side, but then a brawl results in red cards for both teams. Hungry to tie the game, Biter Allosaurus takes advantage. Now it's 2-2, setting up the teeth-gnashing, claw-curling final minutes. . . .
The Paleo Theater is packed with cheering fans ready for a dance showdown. When the beat drops, can Triceratops win over the judges with his pop and lock? Can Allo's on-pointe ballet moves dominate the solo category? And will Maia and Stego take home the top prize for their sizzling salsa steps? This prehistoric dance competition will keep you on the edge of your seat!
The Land Sharks take on the Algae Eaters in a dino-swimming showdown! Raptor and Stegosaurus start it off in the individual medley, while the Ptero twins battle it out in the butterfly race. Then Galli and Diplo wow the crowd with their flips and tricks off the diving board! But which team will win the swim meet? It comes down to the last event: the backstroke. Both Stego and Galli think they'll take the prize. Let's hope these dinos remembered their goggles—this swim meet is bound to make a splash!
Shorts and jerseys. / Ball and hoop. / Dino-dribble. / Pass and shoot.
Bouncy rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler highlights basketball basics as two teams of dinosaurs take the court. Young fans will delight in the energy of this fast-paced board book. And action-packed art from Barry Gott includes lots of fun details for readers to enjoy!
As winter snow melts into spring,/froggies croak and robins sing./Soon there'll be a holiday . . ./Dino-Easter's on its way!
Celebrate with the dinos as they gather flowers for a spring bouquet, throw an egg painting party, pet newborn farm animals, visit a chocolate factory, and join an Easter parade with Peter Clobbertail. At last it's time for the egg hunt. Will Raptor finally get to eat his treats?
Author Lisa Wheeler and artist Barry Gott—the dynamic duo behind the Dino-Sports series—are back with a sweet treat for young readers with this entertaining addition to the Dino-Holidays series.
All across this great big world, jobs are getting done
by many hands in many lands. It takes much more than ONE.
Gorgeously written and illustrated, this is an eye-opening exploration of the many types of work that go into building our world--from the making of a bridge to a wind farm, an amusement park, and even the very picture book that you are reading. An architect may dream up the plans for a house, but someone has to actually work the saws and pound the nails. This book is a thank-you to the skilled women and men who work tirelessly to see our dreams brought to life.