Books by Cheryl Lawton Malone

Cheryl is the author of the upcoming Middle-grade adventure, EVAN HUBERWHISTLE & THE ROCKETEERS OF PINTH. She has also written two children’s books, DARIO AND THE WHALE (2015) and ELEPHANTS WALK TOGETHER (2017), both published by Albert Whitman. DARIO AND THE WHALE is a Shelf Awareness Best Children’s Book of 2016, a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Winner for 2017, a Book Best Debut Picture Books of 2016, and a 2018 Mass Book Awards Must Read. It is now in its fourth printing. Cheryl is also a freelance writer, creative consultant and award-winning poet. After a successful law career, she obtained her MFA from and taught creative writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She consults on manuscripts though Grub Street and speaks at schools, museums and libraries. Her stories and poems have appeared online and in numerous journals and anthologies, including YARN, and Lutheran Journal.

Evan Huberwhistle & the Rocketeers of Pinth

A middle-grade high-flying adventure of a boy inventor who sets out to build a rocket and prove the unthinkable—stars are real! With the help of a gang of working-class misfits, Evan must prove his home, the frozen planet of Pinth, is not alone in the universe while evading dinosaur-sized predators, and outwitting his Aunt Val and the evil Council of Ears. Can Evan change his destiny and reach the stars?

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Dario and The Whale

When Dario and his mother move to Cape Cod from Brazil, Dario has a hard time making friends since he doesn’t speak English well. But one day Dario meets someone else who has just arrived in New England and he doesn’t speak any English at all…because he’s a right whale! Day after day Dario and the whale meet at the beach. But what will happen when it’s time for the whale to migrate?


“A heartwarming paean to long walks along the beach.” Kirkus Reviews

“[W]ill spark rich conversations[.]” School Library Journal

“[P]owerful yet buoyant.” Shelf Awareness (starred)

Elephants Walk Together

As calves, Asian elephants Precious and Baba roam the wild together, curious and proud. But when they get captured and are split up, their time together seems like a distant memory. Still, separated by many miles and over many years, their friendship remains, and there’s hope they will once again roam wide open spaces together.


“Heartwarming . . . a sweet and sensitive encouragement of wildlife conservation.” Kirkus Reviews

“This sweet story of enduring friendship should help create empathy and spark lots of questions.” Booklist

Cheryl Lawton Malone's latest work in progress:

Evan Huberwhistle & the Rocketeers of Pinth