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Heidi Bee Roemer

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: 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.

  • """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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Children


Selected Titles

Come to my party and other shape poems /
ISBN: 0805066209 OCLC: 52749911

Henry Holt, New York : 2004.

Poems that celebrate favorite things from different seasons of the year, each shaped like the subject at hand.

Hide-and-seek on the farm :
ISBN: 1629799483 OCLC: 1011622457

"Lift the flaps for Hidden Pictures clues and find what is hiding all around the barnyard"--

Peekity boo what you can do! /
ISBN: 1250122325 OCLC: 1040110522

Rhyming text follows a toddler's bedtime routine, from an energetic bath to choosing jammies, reading a book, cuddling with a favorite toy, and snuggling with loved ones before gently falling asleep.

What kinds of seeds are these? /
ISBN: 1559719559 OCLC: 62766720

NorthWord Books, Minnetonka, Minn. : ©2006.

""This delightful rhyming picture book tells the stories of nine different seeds in a fun-to-read riddle format"--Front jacket flap."--source other than the Library of Congress.

Whose nest is this? /
ISBN: 1589793862 OCLC: 232983103

NorthWord, Lanham, Md. : ©2009.

Describes the many different types of nests found in nature, including those built by such creatures as hummingbirds, sea turtles, harvest mice, flamingos, alligators, and bees.