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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)

Dec 31  Webster Groves Rec Center

              NYE Ice Skating Party



Feb 2-4  Wizard World St Louis
               America's Center

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