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General Information

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Name: Bob Raczka

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois


Website: www.bobraczka.com

Email: bob.raczka@yahoo.com


Illinois Connection

Bob was born in Chicago and raised in DesPlaines, Illinois. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob attended the University of Illinois and majored in Graphic Design. After working for ten years in the advertising business he turned to writing childrens books, by shareing his enthusiasm for fine art through books and talks with younger children.

Published Works

  • No One Saw, Millbrook Press , 2001
  • More Than Meets The Eye: Seeing Art With All Five Senses, Millbrook Press, 2003
  • Art Is, Millbrook Press, 2003
  • Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves , Millbrook Press, 2006
  • Unlikely Pairs, Millbrook Press, 2005
  • Who Loves the Fall, Albert Whitman, 2007
  • 3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet , First Avenue Editions, 2007
  • Spring Things, (Illustrated by Judy Stead) Albert Whitman & Company, 2007
  • Snowy, Blowy Winter, Albert Whitman, 2008
  • Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art, First Avenue Editions, 2008
  • Summer Wonders, Albert Whitman & Company, 2009
  • Art of Freedom, First Avenue Editions, 2009
  • Artful Reading, First Avenue Editions, 2009
  • Name That Style: All About Isms in Art, First Avenue Editions, 2009
  • Action Figures: Paintings of Fun, Daring, and Adventure, First Avenue Editions, 2010
  • Speaking of Art: Colorful Quotes by Famous Painters, Millbrook Press, 2010
  • The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art, First Avenue Editions, 2010
  • Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start, Millbrook Press, 2011

Poetry Books

  • GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys, (With Peter Reynolds) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010
  • Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, (With Nancy Doniger) Roaring Brook Press, 2011
  • Fall Mixed Up, (With Chad Cameron) Scholastic, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

No One Saw

ISBN: 0761316485
Release Date: 2001-10-01

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More Than Meets The Eye: Seeing Art With All Five Senses (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0761319948
Release Date: 2003-10-01

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Art Is... (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0761318321
Release Date: 2003-05-07

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Who Loves the Fall?

ISBN: 0807590371
Release Date: 2007-09-13

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Spring Things

ISBN: 0807575968
Release Date: 2007

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Snowy, Blowy Winter

ISBN: 0807575267
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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Art of Freedom: How Artists See America (Rise and Shine)

ISBN: 1580138810
Release Date: 2008-08-01

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Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 082256372X
Release Date: 2008-04-01

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Summer Wonders

ISBN: 0807576530
Release Date: 2009-03-01

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Artful Reading (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 1580138802
Release Date: 2009-03-01

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Name That Style: All About Isms in Art (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 1580138241
Release Date: 2009-09-01

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Speaking of Art: Colorful Quotes by Famous Painters (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0761350543
Release Date: 2010-01-01

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The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 1580138829
Release Date: 2010-03-01

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GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys

ISBN: 0547240031
Release Date: 2010-10-04

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Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word

ISBN: 1596435410
Release Date: 2011-03-15

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Fall Mixed Up

ASIN: B009MECK26
Release Date: 2012


Literary Awards

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Claudia Lewis Poetry Award
  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
  • Bank Street College Best Children's Book of the Year
  • Orbis Pictus Award
  • Children's Crown Award
  • IRA Teacher's Choice Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Check Bob's website at http://www.bobraczka.com/about-me/index.html for information and pricing.

External Links

Bob Raczka on WorldCat

Bob Raczka on Amazon

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