Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Heidi Bee Roemer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois

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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.


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

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Henry Holt,. .

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 Number: 1011622457

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"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 Number: 1040110522

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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 Number: 62766720

NorthWord Books,. .

""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 Number: 232983103

NorthWord,. .

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.