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



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
  • Snowy, Blowy Winter, Albert Whitman, 2008
  • 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

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

No One Saw

ISBN: 0761316485
Release Date: 2001-10-01

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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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Who Loves the Fall?

ISBN: 0807590371
Release Date: 2007-09-13

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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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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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Action Figures: Paintings of Fun, Daring, and Adventure (Bob Raczka's Art Adventures)

ISBN: 0761341722
Release Date: 2010-08-01

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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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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 for information and pricing.

External Links

Bob Raczka on WorldCat

Bob Raczka on Amazon


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