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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Heidi Bee Roemer  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1957 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Roemer was born in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Heidi Roemer writes for Teaching K-8, has written song lyrics for Kindermusik, has a children’s book review column for a local newspaper, and is a contributing editor for ''The Prairie Wind'', an on-line newsletter for writers and illustrators. She has sold over 300 stories, poems, and articles to a variety of children's magazines. Her poetry appears in various children’s poetry anthologies. Heidi is an instructor for the Institute of Children’s Literature, a college credited correspondence course for adults. She is a writer-in-residence for Chicago Public Schools and has participated in many Young Authors programs. She also serves as Assistant Regional Adviser for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators-Illinois.

Published Works

  • All Aboard for Zippity Zoo, Weiser Group, 1999
  • Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems, Henry Holt, 2004
  • What Kinds of Seeds are These?, NorthWord Press, 2006
  • Whose Nest is This?, NorthWord Press, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

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

Henry Holt,. New York :. 2004.

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

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

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 Number:

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.


Come to My Party

  • Second Grade Reading List, Chicago Public School
  • Best of the Best Books List, Chicago Public Library, 2004

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