Illinois State Library

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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Roemer is a Chicago native. She grew up on a farm south of the city and now lives in the suburb of Orland Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Heidi Bee Roemer has authored ten children's books. She has sold over 400 poems and stories to a variety of children's magazines and two dozen anthologies. Heidi has served SCBWI-Illinois, is a former instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature, and mentors aspiring poets across the U.S. and Canada. She's been a writer-in-residence for Chicago Public schools and has given hundreds of presentations at schools, libraries and other literary venues.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Come to My Party"""

-- *Second Grade Reading List, Chicago Public School

-- *Best of the Best Books List, Chicago Public Library, 2004

-- *The Best Children's Books, CBC, 2005

-- *Best of the Year List, CBC, 2005

-- *Nominee, Great Lakes’ Great Books Award, 2006

-- *Nominee, Monarch Award, ISLMA, 2007

-- *Nominee, Round Rock Texas ISD Reader’s Choice, 2007


-- """Peekity Boo - What You Can Do!"""

-- *Best Book of the Month, Amazon

-- *Christy Ottaviano Book, Henry Holt, 2019

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020