Bob Raczka

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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
  • 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

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

No One Saw

ISBN: 0761316485
Release Date: 2001-10-01

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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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Snowy, Blowy Winter

ISBN: 0807575267
Release Date: 2008-09-01

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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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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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Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0761373004
Release Date: 2011-10-01

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Joy in Mudville

ISBN: 0761360158
Release Date: 2014-04-01

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

ISBN: 1596439807
Release Date: 2015-01-27

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Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems

ISBN: 1626722366
Release Date: 2016-03-08

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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

Guyku

  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

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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