Rob Sanders is a writer who teaches, and a teacher who writes. A native
of Springfield, Missouri, Rob has also lived in Texas, Alabama, and
Tennessee. After earning a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Master’s
Degree in Religious Education, Rob worked for fifteen years in
children’s religious educational publishing as a writer, educational
consultant, trainer, editor, editorial group manager, and product
In 2006, Rob moved to Florida and began working as an elementary
school teacher. Soon he was serving as a district writing trainer and
resource teacher. These days you’ll find him teaching kids about books
and words, and reading and writing with them at Mintz Elementary
School in Brandon, Florida.
Working daily with children inspired Rob to pursue his own writing
career. His first picture book, COWBOY CHRISTMAS, was released by
Golden Books/Random House in 2012. OUTER SPACE BEDTIME
RACE (listed among the top twenty rhyming picture books of 2015 and
winner of a Crystal Kite Award) was released by Random House
Children’s Books in January 2015. RUBY ROSE—OFF TO SCHOOL
SHE GOES danced into book stores and into the hearts of kids in June
2016. Other titles coming soon include: RUBY ROSE—BIG BRAVOS
(HarperCollins, 2017), RODZILLA (Simon & Schuster, 2017), and
PRIDE: THE STORY OF THE RAINBOW FLAG (Random House
Children’s Books, 2018).
Rob also coordinates the Rising Kite Writing Contest for SCBWI
Florida, organizes meetings for SCBWI Florida members in the Tampa
Bay area, and coaches and critiques other picture book writers.
Rob is represented by Rubin Pfeffer.