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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Eileen R. Meyer  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Meyer grew up in Waukegan and currently lives in the western Chicago suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eileen Meyer's poetry has appeared in numerous children's magazines, and she enjoys presenting interactive writing workshops to grade school students.

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Titles At Your Library

Who's Faster?: Animals on the Move
ISBN: 0878425926

Mountain Press. 2012

The cheetah may be the fastest land mammal, but is it the fastest animal of all? Or does the award go to a soaring bird, slithering snake, or sailing fish? The fourteen animals presented in Who’s Faster? span a range of speeds, from the slow crawl of a sloth to the breakneck blur of the fastest animal in the world. With lyrical text, author Eileen Meyer describes each animal’s unique movement and then asks readers, “Who’s faster?” Kids won’t be able to stop turning the pages until they find out who’s fastest. Beautiful watercolors by award-winning illustrator Constance Bergum capture each animal’s graceful movement and include intricate details of hooves, whiskers, fins, and feathers. An appendix provides more information about each animal.

ISBN: 1477847197

Two Lions. 2014

It’s our big day—
just us two.
We have our gloves,
and mine’s brand new.

A boy and his grandpa are heading to their first big league baseball game together. They’ll cheer on their team, keep an eye out for fly balls, eat some peanuts, and hopefully watch their team win the game! Eileen R. Meyer’s charming rhymes bring to life all the sights and sounds of the big game, while Carlynn Whitt’s adorable characters showcase all the fun and action of a day at the ballpark.

Sweet Dreams, Wild Animals!: A Story of Sleep
ISBN: 087842637X

Mountain Press. 2015

The sun has set the sky is dark.
Bright stars shine in the night.
It’s time to rest, to dream sweet dreams,
then wake with morning’s light.

The animals will slumber, too.
Some near, some far away.
How will they settle down to sleep?
Each has a special way.
Fourteen animals, including the cuddly koala, the hairy anteater, and the wise owl, are featured in this lyrical bedtime story about the unusual ways that animals sleep. Natural history notes explain how each animal sleeps, from the magnificent frigatebird, which naps while flying hundreds of feet above the sea, to the walrus, which sleeps with its tusks anchored in floating ice. Whimsical watercolors of dozing animals will help any weary child fall to sleep with a smile.

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