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  • Bibliography:
    56 Books (1 Series)
  • First Book:
    August 2002
  • Latest Book:
    March 2025
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Full Series List in Order

Fitch and Chip

1 - New Pig In Town (Aug-2003)
2 - When Pigs Fly! (Sep-2003)
3 - Who's Afraid of Granny Wolf? (Jul-2004)
5 - Invasion of the Pig Sisters (Apr-2006)

Book List in Order: 56 titles



  • Moo dreams of becoming a sailor. Little does she know, when she sets off toward the sea, that the first crew she joins will be composed of cats. Or that she herself will be hailed by a shipload of pirate steers as their captain¹s dairy queen. It's ...



  • What could be more poignant than a porcupine pining for a companion? With prose filled with puns and pleasing pictures, this passionate tale of love and friendship between two prickly creatures in a petting zoo makes a perfect read aloud. Full color....



  • In a wee little house, in a wee little hole, live a wee little mouse and a wee little mole. Their evenings at home are always safe and warm and cozy. Then, one dark night, Mouse and Mole decide to journey to a friend's house for dinner. But when they...



  • "Old Cricket tells his missus why he can''t fix the roof -- ""I woke with a creak in my knee, dear wife."" He tells Cousin Katydid why he can''t pick berries -- ""I woke with a creak in my knee and a crick in my neck."" He tells Uncle Ant why he ca...



  • Chip is the new pig in class and he notices that Fitch is the only wolf in class. Is Fitch a bad wolf, a werewolf, or just a lone wolf? After their first school day together, Fitch and Chip know one thing is certain -- even if they are really differe...



  • Fitch & Chip "I am always the lone wolf," Fitch tells his friend Chip on Hero Day at school. Chip and all the other kids are dressed as Hyper Hog from TV. But it is not what a wolf wears that makes him a hero. It is what he does. Laugh alon...



  • Way up in Michisota,
    Annie's famous far and wide,
    Because she roped an avalanche
    and took it for a ride.

    Told with read-aloud gusto by master rhymesmith Lisa Wheeler and illustrated--with tongue firmly in cheek--by Kurt Cyrus, Avala...



  • The sweet illustrations and rhythmic text of this mother-child love story follow a mother and child from the baby's birth to his first birthday, bringing the fiestas and mariachis resoundingly to life....








  • """My granny will love you!"" says Fitch to Chip. ""Baked or boiled?"" Chip wants to know. Fitch is having Chip over to his house for dinner. When they get there, Chip sees that Granny Wolf does have very long teeth! Laugh along with this third fu...



  • Farmer Dale is hauling a load of hay into town when, one by one, he meets some bossy barnyard animals looking for a lift. The kindly farmer lets them all squeeze in, but then his trusty truck breaks down and everyone is stranded. That is, until they ...



  • Turk's parents are proud of him, the biggest, strongest, most graceful bird at Wishbone Farm. "He's a dancer," says his mother. "He's an athlete," says his father. "He's a goner," says his little brother, Runt.
    But no one ever listens to Runt --...



  • Cushion the porcupine and Barb the hedgehog, the adorable pair from Porcupining: A Prickly Love Story, are back for another adventure. Barb loves to dance, but Cushion has two left feet, and usually ends up prickling someone with his quills. How ...



  • It's Saturday. Best friends Fitch and Chip have big plans in the park. But these plans do not include little sisters. Chip has three of them -- Honey, Bitsy, and Suey. They can be pests. They can be scaredy-pants. Since Fitch is a wolf, will ...



  • Cowboy Gene loves his eight cows, and Cowgirl Sue loves her eight cows, and both of them like the fence that keeps their pastures--and cows--apart. But then a tornado blows through and takes the fence with it. The cows are mixed up, and Sue and Gene ...



  • A storm, a shipwreck, an ongoing ocean, then finally, finally a deserted isle. . . . Safety -- but wait! The fifteen swimmers braving the waves are, after all . . . kitties. They are not into cooperating until, until on this desert isle th...



  • Beware! When Old Seadog decides on "one last sail," he invites his good friends Brave Beagle and Dear Dachshund along for the ride. But the sea is filled with danger -- storms rage and pirates abound! Will the three friends end up as a dog meat? C...



  • It's a typical Christmas Eve at the North Pole. That is, until Santa suddenly disappears! Luckily, his polar pals are on the case. But will the furry friends rescue dear old Santa before it's too late for him to make his special deliveries?   ...



  • With a simple clap of hands, an itty-bitty beboppin' baby gets his whole family singing and dancing. Sister's hands snap. Granny sings scat. Uncle soft-shoes--and Baby keeps the groove. Things start to wind down when Mama and Daddy sing blues so swee...






  • Place: the castle Time: late Event: the Madcap Monster Ball, the rockin'-est knee-knockin'-est beboppin'-est party of them all. It's impossible to sleep through. Just ask the prince Or his off-the-wall princess Or any of their seven (coun...



  • Ol' Bear wakes one morning with a hankering for Ugly Pie, so he goes on a search from neighbor to neighbor. All he finds are pies that please the eye and . . . ingredients? Wait a second. Maybe it's time for Ol' Bear to start cookin' up something ugl...



  • Some children are simply too naughty for Mother Goose to handle. Luckily her sister Spinster Goose knows just how to deal with these uncouth urchins. Her school is home to some world-class troublemakers: they bite and pinch, they talk back and fight-...



  • 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 ...



  • When the carnivorous Meat face the herbivorous Grass Clippers, rims are sure to rattle! Ally-oops and rejections are the orders of the day as the dinos play a fast-paced full-court game. No one can establish a lead as the final seconds tick by. The f...



  • The Greenblades and the Redscales 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 t...



  • 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-Eat...



  • 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 Pterod...



  • Embark on a methodical, meticulous, and hilarious quest for the perfect pet in this wickedly witty cautionary collection of pet poems. If you’re the type that oohs and aahs at furry faces, precious paws, the words ahead may be alarming: ...



  • The Dino-Wrestling Jamboree is ON! Dinos compete in all styles of wrestling at this gigantic event. Allo and Ankylo grapple in a folkstyle match. Lucha Libre fans go wild as the masked Tarbosaurus takes on Iguano. Tricera and Gigano loom large on the...






  • Team Green Machine battles the Shredding Crew for dino-boarding domination! Allo and Diplo thrill the surfing crowd, while Compy comes up short on a short board. In the next round, Iguano, Raptor, and the Ptero Twins fly high on skateboards. And who ...



  • Grab the reins of this Christmas counting story starring eight wacky reindeer who make up a happy family -- and help Santa fly his sleigh -- illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Brian Floca. Shaggy coats, scarves of red. Two tall antlers on each h...



  • Tyler wakes up feeling lousy Friday morning and prepares for another day at a job that he loathes. As he goes through his morning routine, he reflects on his choices in life which lead him to where he currently stands. He decides that it's time for a...



  • 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 ...



  • In the spirit of Christmas classics The Polar Express and The Night Before Christmas comes a holiday tale about the magic of Santa, illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Jerry Pinkney Lonely Hannah is delighted to discover a warm black boot as she ga...



  • "Even Monsters Need to Sleep" by acclaimed author-illustrator team Lisa Wheeler and Chris Van Dusen puts a fresh and humorous spin on the classic bedtime story. Perfect for readers who enjoy "How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?" and other subversive bed...



  • What better way to encourage a little one to sleep than with a soothing rhyme and image after image of sleeping animals! This gentle picture book introduces the sleeping habits of many animals -- from puppies to whales -- and compares them to the som...



  • 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...



  • Lisa Wheeler and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Molly Idle remind overeager little biters that biting is for food in this hysterical read-aloud picture book. Learning good behavior has never been so fun! It’s good to bite a carrot. It’s ...



  • 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!...






  • A HUG IS FOR HOLDING ME is a sweet, cozy book about love and affection and invites children to engage with the natural world in a fresh, new way. Some hugs are tight and some hugs are snug ... but guess who gives the BEST hugs?...



  • What’s a school day like for you? Bigfoot rides a yellow bus. Frankenstein shows off his new shoes. Troll loves playing tag at recess. And aliens go gaga over school supplies. Just like you, even monsters go to school!...



  • Trick or treat! Join your favorite dinosaurs as they visit a haunted house, carve pumpkins, make costumes, and more! Lisa Wheeler and Barry Gott come together again to show how these fun-loving dinos celebrate Halloween....



  • In this hilariously instructive follow-up to Lisa Wheeler and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Molly Idle’s People Don’t Bite People, this cheeky and charming picture book reminds little ones that sharing is caring. Learning good behavior has ...



  • Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Lisa Wheeler's bouncy, rhyming text and Barry Gott's energetic illustrations invite readers to celebrate a dino-style Thankgiving! Follo...



  • Buildings, bridges, and books don't exist without the workers who are often invisible in the final product, as this joyous and profound picture book reveals from acclaimed author of The Christmas Boot Lisa Wheeler and New York Times bestselling ...



  • Batter up! Simple rhyming text highlights baseball essentials as dinosaurs play baseball in this charming board book. Bright and appealing illustrations from Barry Gott bring the sports action to life!...



  • Goal! Youngsters will cheer along as simple rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler describes how dinosaurs play soccer in this high-energy board book. Bright and appealing illustrations from Barry Gott include lots of fun details to enjoy!...



  • This playful celebration of babies (and of the people waiting for them to arrive) is a preschool read-aloud delight and a perfect gift for parents-to-be.Babies here! Babies there! Babies raining everywhere!Falling faster by the hour. Look out! It's a...



  • 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. A...






  • Numbered jerseys. / Field of green. / Pads and helmets. / Dino-team. Fun rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler introduces key elements of football to the youngest sports fans, and colorful illustrations from Barry Gott keep readers cheering! Delight in the ...



  • Dino-skates. / Stick and puck. / Dino-helmet. / Lick for luck. Introduce young readers to the thrill of hockey with Lisa Wheeler's simple rhyming text and Barry Gott's high-energy illustrations. Little fans will cheer as two dinosaur hockey teams squ...



  • Dino-race cars. / Oval track. / Fancy stickers. / Front and back. Cheerful rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler introduces key features of stock car racing, and bright illustrations from Barry Gott captivate young fans. Buckle up and enjoy the ride in this...



  • Singlets. Headgear. / Wrestling stance. / Whistle blows. / The two advance. Fun rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler introduces key moments in a wrestling match, and colorful illustrations from Barry Gott will captivate wee fans! Enjoy the action as dinosa...



  • On sea or pavement, / glide and spin. / Dino-Boarding . . . / Dino-win!High-energy rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler highlights key moments as dinosaurs compete on surfboards and on skateboards. Youngsters will delight in this action-packed introduction...



  • Dino-pool. / Swimming meet. / Goggled eyes. / Teams compete.Dinosaurs swim and dive as fun rhyming text from Lisa Wheeler describes the action. Young readers will want to dive right in and join the fun in this high-energy board book!...



  • Every dino has one day / to spend in their own special way.Playful rhyming verse from Lisa Wheeler and action-packed illustrations from Barry Gott highlight four dino birthday parties in four different seasons. Each party has a kid-friendly theme, an...


Award-Winning Books by Lisa Wheeler

Bubblegum, Bubblegum
2004 Alabama Camellia Award -- Grades K-1
2005 Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award -- Picture Book
2006 South Carolina Childrens, Junior and Young Adult Book Award -- Picture Book
Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta
2006 Bluebonnet Award -- Children's


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lisa Wheeler has published 56 books.

The next book by Lisa Wheeler, Dino-Birthday, will be published in March 2025.

The first book by Lisa Wheeler, Sailor Moo, was published in August 2002.

Yes. Lisa Wheeler has 1 series.