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It's here! The new book from Dan Killeen:

Robert and the Robots


Robert builds a bunch of robots to do his chores and homework. Then he opens a business in his parents' garage making robots for the other kids and grown-ups in town. Pretty soon robots are doing all the work while humans are just sitting around in their pajamas watching TV. Then the robots rebel and try to take over. Oh no! How will Robert stop his own robots?


Author/illustrator Dan Killeen presents his 4th book, this one featuring a young tech entrepreneur whose clanky creations go out of control. Also in the mix is Lexi, Robert's little sister who becomes the darling of the robots due to her kindness toward them. And if you look in the crowd scenes you'll find characters from previous and future books.


Dan has inserted an "intermission" in this 72-page story so that parents don't feel obliged to read the whole book to their kids in one sitting. Thus, it's like getting two picture books for the price of one. Not bad!


Robert and the Robots

By Dan Killeen

Picture book, ages 6-9, 72 pages (with a break half way)


ISBN 978-0-9898474-6-9   Published Nov 2017



Derrick and the Dinosaurs

By Dan Killeen

Picture book, ages 6-9, 46 pages, $8.99

ISBN 978-0-9898474-4-5   Published Dec 2015


Oh no! Prehistoric beasts come stomping into town to cause trouble! A dinosaur obsessed boy named Derrick must decide whether he will try to stop the rowdy monsters or join them.  Beneath all the silly mayhem are themes of not following the crowd and being happy with who you are, but mainly it’s just a fun romp. RAWR!



Tillie & Clementine: Zoo Switcheroo

By Dan Killeen

Picture book, ages 6-9, 46 pages, $8.99

ISBN 978-0-9898474-2-1   Published Dec 2014


Tillie and Clementine go with their parents to have fun exploring the zoo. They happen to be there on the same day a daddy gorilla and his baby daughter sneak out to do the same thing. Clemmie and the baby gorilla wind up accidentally riding piggyback on the wrong dad! How did this crazy zoo switcheroo happen and how will it get fixed?



Tillie & Clementine: Noises in the Night

By Dan Killeen

Picture book, ages 6-9, 36 pages, $8.99

ISBN 978-0-9898474-1-4   Published Oct 2013


One night, Mommy has to go to a neighborhood meeting, so it’s up to Daddy to feed the girls and get them ready for bed.  After supper, he tells them a thrilling bedtime story which lingers in their imagination as they fall asleep.  But the girls are later awakened by strange noises coming from just outside their window! What could it be, and what will they do?




(all in the St Louis metro area unless otherwise noted)

Oct 17  St Gabriel Literacy Night

Oct 18  Rogers Elem Literacy Night

Oct 21  Ft Zumwalt So Craft Fair

Oct 24  Immaculata

Oct 27  Brown Elem

Oct 28-29  Kimmswick Apple Butter Festival

Nov 4-5 Parkway No Craft Fair

Nov 6  St Clare of Assisi

Nov 7  Bonhomme Presb

           Ridge Meadows Elem

           So City Catholic

Nov 11-12 Parkway Central Craft Fair

Nov 13 Westridge Elem

Nov 14 St Anthony Hospital 11-3

             St Ambrose on the Hill

Nov 15  Mason Ridge Elem

Nov 16  Concord Elem

              Premier Charter

Nov 17  Mason Ridge Elem

Nov 17-19  Treasure Chest Holiday Expo at the St Charles Conv Ctr

Nov 20  Mercy Creve Couer 11-3

Nov 24-26 Belleville Expo Center

Nov 28  O'Fallon IL Library

Nov 29  Blevins Elem

Nov 30  De Smet Boutique

Dec 2-3  Oakville Craft Fair

Dec 5  Progress West Hosp 11-3

Dec 6  BJC St Peters 11-3

Dec 13  Mercy Creve Couer  11-3

Dec 14  St Anthony Hospital 11-3

Dec 20  Mercy Creve Couer 11-3




Hey, what's up with that sledding book? Is that out yet?


No, I'm afraid not. All I've completed is the cover, which is posted online in perpetuity. It won't be out for a couple years yet as I've got other book ideas in the queue ahead of it.

© 2017 Dan Killeen