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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: Chris Raschka

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction

Born: May 6, 1959 in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania


Illinois Connection

Raschka grew up in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Chris Raschka is a Caldecott-winning children's book author and illustrator. While he writes and illustrates his own books, Raschka also illustrates books written by other authors. A graduate of St. Olaf College, he currently resides in New York City.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Yo! Yes?''''' -- *Caldecott Medal, 1994

-- *100 Books that Shaped the Century list, School Library Journal


-- '''''Hello, Goodbye Window''''' -- *Caldecott Medal, 2006


-- '''''A Ball for Daisy''''' -- *Caldecott Medal, 2012


-- '''''A Poke in the I''''' -- *Best Illustrated Books, New York Times