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Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction
 
Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction
  
Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois
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Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois
  
  
  
Website: [http://www.bobraczka.com/about-me/index.html www.bobraczka.com/about-me/index.html]
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Website: [http://www.bobraczka.com www.bobraczka.com]
  
 
Email: [mailto:bob.raczka@yahoo.com bob.raczka@yahoo.com]
 
Email: [mailto:bob.raczka@yahoo.com bob.raczka@yahoo.com]
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== Illinois Connection ==
 
== Illinois Connection ==
Bob was born in Chicago and raised in DesPlaines, Illinois.
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Bob was born in Chicago and raised in DesPlaines, Illinois. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn.
  
 
== Biographical and Professional Information ==
 
== Biographical and Professional Information ==
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== Published Works ==
 
== Published Works ==
 
*''No One Saw'', Millbrook Press , 2001
 
*''No One Saw'', Millbrook Press , 2001
 
 
*''More Than Meets The Eye: Seeing Art With All Five Senses'', Millbrook Press, 2003
 
*''More Than Meets The Eye: Seeing Art With All Five Senses'', Millbrook Press, 2003
 
 
*''Art Is'', Millbrook Press, 2003
 
*''Art Is'', Millbrook Press, 2003
 
 
*''Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves '', Millbrook Press, 2006
 
*''Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves '', Millbrook Press, 2006
 
 
*''Unlikely Pairs'', Millbrook Press, 2005
 
*''Unlikely Pairs'', Millbrook Press, 2005
 
 
*''Who Loves the Fall'', Albert Whitman, 2007
 
*''Who Loves the Fall'', Albert Whitman, 2007
 
 
*''3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet '', First Avenue Editions, 2007
 
*''3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet '', First Avenue Editions, 2007
 
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*''Spring Things'', (Illustrated by Judy Stead) Albert Whitman & Company, 2007
 
*''Snowy, Blowy Winter'', Albert Whitman, 2008
 
*''Snowy, Blowy Winter'', Albert Whitman, 2008
 
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*''Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art'', First Avenue Editions, 2008
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*''Summer Wonders'', Albert Whitman & Company, 2009
 
*''Art of Freedom'', First Avenue Editions, 2009
 
*''Art of Freedom'', First Avenue Editions, 2009
 
 
*''Artful Reading'', First Avenue Editions, 2009
 
*''Artful Reading'', First Avenue Editions, 2009
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*''Name That Style: All About Isms in Art'', First Avenue Editions, 2009
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*''Action Figures: Paintings of Fun, Daring, and Adventure'', First Avenue Editions, 2010
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*''Speaking of Art: Colorful Quotes by Famous Painters'', Millbrook Press, 2010
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*''The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art'', First Avenue Editions, 2010
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*''GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys'', (With Peter Reynolds) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 *''Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start'', Millbrook Press, 2011
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*''Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word'', (With Nancy Doniger) Roaring Brook Press, 2011
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*''Fall Mixed Up'', (With Chad Cameron) Scholastic, 2012
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*''Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole'', Carolrhoda Books, 2014
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*''Joy in Mudville'', Carolrhoda Books, 2014
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*''Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge'', Roaring Brook Press, 2015
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*''Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems'', Roaring Book Press, 2016
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*''New York is My Playground'', POW!, 2016
  
== Titles for Purchase and at Your Library==
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== Titles at Your Library==
  
 
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0761323783,  
 
0761323783,  
 
0807590371,  
 
0807590371,  
0822564742,  
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0822564742,
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0807575968,  
 
0807575267,  
 
0807575267,  
1580138810,  
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1580138810,
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082256372X,
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0807576530,
 
1580138802,  
 
1580138802,  
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1580138241,
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0761350543,
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1580138829,
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0761341722,
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0761373004,
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B009LJWTFA,
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1596435410,
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B009MECK26,
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146771805X,
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0761360158,
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1596439807,
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1626722366,
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1576877892,
 
"></booksbyisbn>
 
"></booksbyisbn>
  
 
== Literary Awards ==
 
== Literary Awards ==
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'''''Guyku'''''
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*ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2014
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'''''Lemonade'''''
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*Starred Review, Booklist
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'''''Santa Clauses'''''
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*Starred Review, Kirkus
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*Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
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'''''Wet Cement'''''
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*Starred Review, Kirkus
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*Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
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*Starred Review, School Library Journal
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*Starred Review. Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
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== External Links ==
 
== External Links ==
 
[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bob+raczka Bob Raczka on WorldCat]
 
[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bob+raczka Bob Raczka on WorldCat]
 
[http://www.amazon.com/s?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=bob+raczka Bob Raczka on Amazon]
 
  
 
== Editing ==
 
== Editing ==

Latest revision as of 15:33, 17 November 2016

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
  • GUYKU: A Year of Haiku for Boys, (With Peter Reynolds) Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 *Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start, Millbrook Press, 2011
  • Lemonade: and Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word, (With Nancy Doniger) Roaring Brook Press, 2011
  • Fall Mixed Up, (With Chad Cameron) Scholastic, 2012
  • Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole, Carolrhoda Books, 2014
  • Joy in Mudville, Carolrhoda Books, 2014
  • Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge, Roaring Brook Press, 2015
  • Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems, Roaring Book Press, 2016
  • New York is My Playground, POW!, 2016

Titles 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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Here's Looking at Me: How Artists See Themselves (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0822573059
Release Date: 2006-12-04

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3-D ABC: A Sculptural Alphabet (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0822564742
Release Date: 2007-11-01

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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

Find on World Cat


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

ISBN: 1580138810
Release Date: 2010-07-14

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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

Find on World Cat


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

ISBN: 0761350543
Release Date: 2010-01-01

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Fall Mixed Up

ASIN: B009MECK26
Release Date: 2012


Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole (Carolrhoda Picture Books) (Junior Library Guild Selection)

ISBN: 146771805X
Release Date: 2014-09-01

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Joy in Mudville

ISBN: 0761360158
Release Date: 2014-04-01

Find on World Cat


Presidential Misadventures: Poems That Poke Fun at the Man in Charge

ISBN: 1596439807
Release Date: 2015-01-27

Find on World Cat


New York Is My Playground

ISBN: 1576877892
Release Date: 2016-05-24

Find on World Cat


Literary Awards

Guyku

  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Lemonade

  • Starred Review, Booklist

Santa Clauses

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Wet Cement

  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • Starred Review. Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books


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

Editing

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