Books by Robert Heidbreder

ROOSTER SUMMER by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 3, 2018

"Charming. (Historical fiction/verse. 8-11)"
A series of poems chronicles the summer two unnamed children spend on their grandparents' farm, with particular emphasis on their animal friends. Read full book review >
CROCS AT WORK by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 5, 2015

"An entirely nonserious, delightfully welcome look at the world of work. (Picture book. 5-7)"
Count on crocodiles to put distinctive spins on a range of occupations. Read full book review >
SONG FOR A SUMMER NIGHT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 12, 2015

"Populated by pink, gold, and brown children, the story is a sweet evocation of the pleasures of nighttime. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A rhyming ode to the sights and sounds of a summer night. Read full book review >
BLACK AND BITTERN WAS NIGHT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2013

"This Dylan Thomas-Dr. Seuss-Lewis Carroll love child has the power to enrapture, with lots of practice. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Halloween night brings an epic battle between hordes of "SKUL-A-MUG-MUGS" (skeletons) and the "tyke-tots" (children) who want to go out trick-or-treating. Read full book review >
NOISY POEMS FOR A BUSY DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"While in no way pushing the creative envelope, this light-verse picture book still has much to offer pre-readers looking for affirmation of what constitutes a full day of fun. (Picture book/poetry. 3-7)"
Thirty poetic firecrackers chronicle a young child's day. Read full book review >
LICKETY-SPLIT by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

"EWSLUGp2003. (Picture book. 5-7)"
In what must have been a challenge to illustrate, Petricic turns out a series of scenarios for a text that consists entirely of the title and 28 variations, from "Klickety-Klank" to "Zippety-Zoom." Read full book review >
A SEA-WISHING DAY by Robert Heidbreder
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Denton's gouache illustrations are similarly pitch-perfect, fun and funny without descending into camp. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An imaginative boy and his dog Skipper take an impromptu voyage. Read full book review >