Eric Rohmann

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General Information

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Name: Eric Rohmann

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1957 in Riverside, Illinois


Email: The author can be emailed through the "Contact" page of his website.

Illinois Connection

Rohmann was born in Riverside. He graduated from Illinois State University and now lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Eric Rohmann is an author and illustrator of children's books. He is also an artist and a former teacher. He has exhibited his artwork at numerous galleries and museums. A graduate of Illinois State University and Arizona State University, he currently resides in Chicago.

Rohmann won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for his illustrations of My Friend Rabbit. His book Time Flies, his first book for children, won the 1995 Caldecott Honor Award and was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.

In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, he has taught drawing and printmaking. His artwork has been featured in various exhibitions and permanent collections throughout the country.

Published Works

Books written and illustrated by Rohmann:

  • Time Flies, Crown, 1994
  • Clara and Asha, Knopf, 1997
  • The Cinder-Eyed Cats, Knopf, 1997
  • Pumpkinhead, Knopf, 2002
  • My Friend Rabbit, Roaring Book Press, 2002
  • A Kitten Tale, Knopf, 2008
  • Last Song: A Poem by James Guthrie, Roaring Book Press, 2010
  • Bone Dog, Roaring Brook Press, 2011
  • My Friend Rabbit and the Snow Geese, Square Fish, 2013

Books Written by Illinois Author, Candace Fleming:

  • Oh No!, Schwartz & Wade, 2012
  • Bulldozer's Big Day, Atheneum Books, 2015
  • Giant Squid, Atheneum Books, 2016

Books Written by Other Authors:

  • King Crow, Knopf, 1995 - written by Jennifer Armstrong
  • The Prairie Train, Crown, 1999 - written by Antoine O'Flatharta
  • Bless This Mouse, Houghton Mifflin, 2011 - written by Lois Lowry

Titles at Your Library

Time Flies

ISBN: 0517885557
Release Date: 1997-10-15

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Clara and Asha

ISBN: 1596430311
Release Date: 2005-08-01

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The Cinder-Eyed Cats

ISBN: 0440417430
Release Date: 2001-11-13

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ISBN: 0375824162
Release Date: 2003-08-12

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My Friend Rabbit: A Picture Book

ISBN: 031236752X
Release Date: 2007-03-06

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A Kitten Tale

ISBN: 0517709155
Release Date: 2008-01-08

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Last Song

ISBN: 1596435089
Release Date: 2010-09-14

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Bone Dog: A Picture Book

ISBN: 1596431504
Release Date: 2011-07-19

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My Friend Rabbit and the Snow Geese (My Readers)

ISBN: 1250016614
Release Date: 2013-02-05

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Oh, No!

ISBN: 0375842713
Release Date: 2012-09-11

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Bulldozer's Big Day (The Bulldozer Books)

ISBN: 1481400975
Release Date: 2015-05-05

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Giant Squid (Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor (Awards))

ISBN: 1596435992
Release Date: 2016-09-27

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King Crow

ISBN: 0517596342
Release Date: 1995-04-04

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The Prairie Train

ISBN: 0553113348
Release Date: 2004-04-13

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Bless This Mouse

ISBN: 0547390092
Release Date: 2011-03-21

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Literary Awards

Body of Work

  • Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Clara and Asha

  • Notable Children's Books, American Library Association

The Cinder-eyed Cats

  • Starred Review, Booklist

Prairie Train

  • Storyteller Award, The Western Writers of America Spur Awards

My Friend Rabbit

  • Caldecott Medal, 2003
  • Parents’ Choice Recommended
  • Gold Award, National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA)
  • “Kids Reading List” Selection,
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Time Flies

  • Caldecott Honor, 1999
  • Best Children's Book, New York Times Book Review
  • Notable Book, American Library Association

A Kitten Tale

  • Starred Review, Library School Journal
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Parents' Choice Recommended
  • Gold Award, National ParentinPublications Awards (NAPPA)
  • "Kids Reading List" Selection,

Last Song

  • Starred Review, Kirkus

Bone Dog

  • Starred Review, Library School Journal
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, The Horn Book

Oh No!

  • Starred Review, Library School Journal
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2012
  • Starred Review, Kirkus, 2012

Bulldozer's Big Day

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Giant Squid

  • Honor Book, Charlotte Zolotow
  • Best Books, Chicago Public Library, 2016
  • Horn Book Fanfare, 2016
  • Orbis Pictus Honor Book, NCTE
  • Outstanding Science Trade Books, NSTA/CBC, 2016
  • Robert F. Sibert Informational Honor Book, 2017
  • Best New Children's Books, Wall Street Journal
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, Library School Journal
  • Starred Review, The Horn Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Rohmann enjoys making presentations for students. He likes to work interactively with students of all ages and will adapt his talk to fit the students' interests.

External Links

Eric Rohmann on WorldCat


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