Author & Illustrator

Bridget Heos

Bridget Heos grew up in a family that told lots of stories. Her family also supported her creative endeavors. For instance, her parents let her put on big plays in their backyard, which was her first paid writing job.

Fast forwarding to adulthood, Bridget became a social worker and teacher, but soon transitioned into freelance writing for local newspapers, magazines, and businesses. Finally, her son’s love of nonfiction books, particularly ones about turtles, led to her dream job. She wondered, “Who writes all these turtle books?” A little research revealed that it was ordinary writers like her.

Through a children’s writing group, Bridget connected with an editor seeking writers for hire. Her first assignment was to write a middle grade biography of the rapper Jay-Z. Since then, she has written around 100 nonfiction books for children, mostly about science.

For a long time, Bridget didn’t think she had a big enough imagination to write fiction. To remedy that, she read 100 well-loved picture books one Summer. That Fall, she got the idea for Mustache Baby. She has since written a handful of picture books, and still writes nonfiction.

She lives with her husband, three sons, one daughter, and a cat in Kansas City, Missouri.

Bridget Heos Website
Most Recent Book
Just Like Us! Plants book

picture Books

flowers · nature · gardening · trees
Just Like Us! Plants
fish · the ocean
Just Like Us! Fish
Fairy's First Day of School book
fairies · trying new things · fairy tales · starting school
Fairy's First Day of School
Stegothesaurus book
vocabulary · dinosaurs · word play
fairy tales · princesses
Who Wants to Be a Princess?
making friends · kindness · jealousy
Mustache Baby Meets His Match
Mustache Baby book
babies · adventure · silly · mischief
Mustache Baby
science · bugs and insects
I, Fly


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