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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeff Ebbeler  

Pen Name: Jeffrey Ebbeler

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;


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Illinois Connection

Ebbeler lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ebbeler is an illustrator and artist. He has been creating art for children for nearly a decade. His work spans a wide range of media from illustration to paper engineering, large-scale murals, puppets, and even performance arts. And his whimsical sense of humor shines through in his illustrations, especially his quirky characters. He lives in Chicago with his wife Eileen, where he works as an illustrator and makes school visits to take children through the creative process of the picture book. Ebbeler has worked on a variety of projects including illustrations for magazines, CD covers, and book covers as well as paper engineering for pop-up books, creating large scale murals for schools and churches, and sculpting puppets and preforming for several marionette theaters.

Published Works

    Jingle Bells, CandyCane Press, 2009One is a Feast for Mouse, Holiday House, 2009 - written by Judy CoxI'm Really Not Tired, Flashlight Press, 2008 - written by Lori SunshineOur Walk in the Woods, Mitten Press, 2008 - written by Charity NebbeA Good Team: A Cooperation Story, Magic Wagon, 2008 - written by Anastasia SuenThe Runaway Garden: A Delicious Story That's Good for You, Too!, Ann Arbor Media Group, 2007 - written by Jeffery L. SchatzerScissors, Paper and Sharing, Magic Wagon, 2007 - written by Anastasia SuenTimes Tables Cheat, Magic Wagon, 2007 - written by Anastasia SuenShow Some Respect, Magic Wagon, 2007 - written by Anastasia SuenBake You a Pie, Tricycle Press, 2007 - written by Ellen Olson-Brown and Brian ClaflinPunxsutawney Phyllis, Holiday House, 2006 - written by Susanna Leonard Hill

Selected Titles At Your Library

Jingle bells /
ISBN: 0824918274. OCLC Number:

CandyCane Press,. Nashville, Tenn. :. ©2009.

Presents the words of the familiar Christmas song with an extra verse.

One is a feast for Mouse :
ISBN: 0823422313. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. 2008.

On Thanksgiving Day while everyone naps, Mouse spots one pea, a perfect feast, but he cannot help adding all of the fixings--until Cat spots him.

I'm really not tired /
ISBN: 0979974615. OCLC Number:

Flashlight Press,. Brooklyn, NY :. 2008.

Join Sam as he sneaks out of bed with his trusted furry accomplice, Petey Bear, to discover what really goes on in his house at night.

Our walk in the woods /
ISBN: 1587264374. OCLC Number:

Mitten Press,. Ann Arbor :. ©2008.

As a young girl and her dog stroll through the woods at the beginning of spring, they each have a very different perspective of their walk together.

A good team :
ISBN: 1602702721. OCLC Number:

Magic Wagon,. Edina, Minn. :. ©2009.

Teaming up on a poster project makes Megan, Yasmine, Latasha, and Sophia appreciate the value of cooperation.

The runaway garden :
ISBN: 1587264366. OCLC Number:

Mitten Press,. Ann Arbor, MI :. ©2007.

When a young girl gets tired of working in the garden and threatens to run away, her grandfather tells her a story about the night the vegetables left the garden.

Scissors, paper, and sharing /
ISBN: 160270032X. OCLC Number:

Magic Wagon,. Edina, Minn. :. ©2008.

When most of the paper and all of the scissors have been taken for the art project, Omar and Alex find a creative way to do their project.

Times tables cheat /
ISBN: 1602700346. OCLC Number:

Magic Wagon,. Edina, Minn. :. ©2008.

When he refuses to help Dalton cheat on his multiplication test, Alex then suggests they study together, helping each other with their weak subjects.

Show some respect /
ISBN: 1602700338. OCLC Number:

Magic Wagon,. Edina, Minn. :. ©2008.

Isaiah explains to Jack why cleaning up after himself shows respect for himself and for the overworked janitor.

Bake you a pie /
ISBN: 1582461856. OCLC Number:

Tricycle Press,. Berkeley, Calif. :. 2006.

Rhyming text celebrates musical styles from around the world as each verse describes the pie that will be baked to satisfy the hunger of such characters as Luciano the sweet little tenor and Ella the sweet little hepcat.

Punxsutawney Phyllis /
ISBN: 082342040X. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©2005

Although she can predict the weather much better than the boys in her family, no one thinks that Phyllis the groundhog has a chance of replacing the aging Punxsutawney Phil when Groundhog Day's official groundhog retires.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Ebbeler is especially fond of making presentations to schools.