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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  DJ Corchin  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Young Adult; Children;

Born: in


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Illinois Connection

Corchin currently lives and works in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

DJ Corchin is an award-winning author and illustrator. He has a degree in Music Education from DePaul University.


Published Works Expand for more information


Titles At Your Library

Band Nerds Poetry From The 13th Chair Trombone Player (The Band Nerds Book Series)
ISBN: 0981964508

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2008

Band Nerds Poetry From The 13th Chair Trombone Player by DJ Corchin is a book of humorously inspiring poems and illustrations all about BAND! Come join the crazy antics of those lovable band nerds like the egotistical trumpet player, bad boy percussionists, flirty yet stuck up flute, overzealous oboe, and many more. Explore the hilarious world of band geeks, music dweebs, and well...you get the picture. But be careful, you might just fall in love with them. Whether you've been in band, saw a band, or can spell the word band, you'll love this instant classic!

The Marching Band Nerds Handbook (The Band Nerds Book Series)
ISBN: 0981964575

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2012

Hold on to your shirts and plumes...they're back! From the author of the hugely popular BAND NERDS Poetry From The 13th Chair Trombone Player, comes The Marching BAND NERDS Handbook, a humorously inspiring guide to surviving life in the marching band world. All the best (and funniest) secrets are revealed in this series of rules and illustrations that, if followed strictly, almost guarantees world domination. Did you know that clarinets are secretly ninjas? Or that even band parents need supervision? If you've ever taken a step on the marching field or have just driven by a field on the highway, this handbook can solve every problem in your life (actual results may vary).

Band Nerds Confessions & Confusion (The Band Nerds Book Series)
ISBN: 0996078142

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2014

Socrates. Plato. Aristotle. Mere child's play. Band Nerds Confessions & Confusion is the newest addition to the Band Nerds Book Series. With over 800 quotes, anecdotes, and thoughts from The 13th Chair, there isn't a larger source of band hodgepodge genius on the planet. We've all wondered what our messy music lockers say about us. Or dreamed of the many ways instruments can fit together to form a super robot. Truly thought provoking words await you. Go ahead, open to any page and transport yourself to the humorously inspiring music world of The 13th Chair!

The Marching Band Nerds Awards (The Band Nerds Book Series)
ISBN: 0996078193

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2015

It's not about winning...(chuckle, chuckle). The Marching Band Nerds Awards are the most prestigious awards in the world. No other awards matter. Whether you win Most Creative Use Of A Saber, Most Amount Of Props In One Show, or Loudest Flute Player, earning an MBNA is a first class ticket to the A-List. The Marching Band Nerds Awards is another smash hit in the Band Nerds Book Series from the mind of The 13th Chair.

I Feel... (The I Feel... Children's Books Series)
ISBN: 098348760X

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2011

INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards® as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel… Children’s Series continues to be celebrated by children’s therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they’re fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! “Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!” I Feel... is another simple, silly book that's a great way for kids to talk about and discover it's alright to feel different emotions. The witty and childlike illustrations are easy to have fun with making faces along with the reader! Sometimes wordy descriptions of emotions get in the way of their real meaning. A look can go a long way in teaching children about feelings. Use I Feel... to start a discussion, or just have fun reading with your child!

I Feel...Different (The I Feel... Children's Books Series)
ISBN: 0983487626

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2011

INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! I Feel...Different, joins DJ Corchin's popular I Feel... children's book series to help teach kids how our differences are what makes us special. The book explores feeling alone or different because of the way one might act, believe, or look. Like the other books in the series, the simple, silly illustrations help engage a child and start a discussion. The use of solid colors and expressions capture the eye and a mix of vocabulary allows for young readers to be successful. The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards® as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel… Children’s Series continues to be celebrated by children’s therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they’re fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! “Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!”

I Feel...Too! (The I Feel... Children's Books Series)
ISBN: 0983487693

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2011

INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! From the author of I Feel... comes the exciting follow up, I Feel...Too! Did you ever notice the more you make others feel good, the better you feel yourself? This play on the original I Feel... book helps kids understand the importance of taking time to compliment others and the personal reward for doing so. The more you put into it, the more you get out of it. INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards® as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel… Children’s Series continues to be celebrated by children’s therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they’re fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! “Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!”

I Feel...Sick (The I Feel... Children's Books Series)
ISBN: 0983487642

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2012

INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! It happens. Sometimes we just don't feel well. I Feel...Sick joins the popular I Feel... children's book series! Feeling sick isn't fun. In fact, it can be really gross. I Feel...Sick is a humorous and simple discussion starter with the series' signature wit, good mix of vocabulary, and solid colors that makes them fun, easy reads for a child. The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards® as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel… Children’s Series continues to be celebrated by children’s therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they’re fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! “Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!”

I Feel...Awesome (The I Feel... Children's Books Series)
ISBN: 0985933356

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2013

INTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! I Feel...Awesome adds another wonderful title to the extremely popular I Feel... Children's Book Series. It explores in its signature rhyme style how doing good things can make you feel well...awesome! Sharing, caring, and being responsible are all lessons to be learned. The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards® as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel… Children’s Series continues to be celebrated by children’s therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they’re fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! “Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!”

I Feel...Meh (The I Feel... Children's Books Series)
ISBN: 0996078150

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2015

INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING SERIES! Sometimes you just feel...meh. You don't really feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. Is that bad? I Feel...Meh joins the award winning I Feel...Children's Book Series to help discuss apathy. The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards® as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel… Children’s Series continues to be celebrated by children’s therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they’re fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! “Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!”

I Feel...Angry (I Feel... Children's Books)
ISBN: 0997425733

Phazelfoz Company, LLC. 2017

NTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom's Choice Awards(R) as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel... Children's Series continues to be celebrated by children's therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they're fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! "Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!"

I Feel...Lonely (I Feel... Children's Books)
ISBN: 099742575X

Phazelfoz Company, LLC. 2017

NTERNATIONAL AWARD-WINNING CHILDREN'S SERIES! The I Feel...Children's Book Series has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom's Choice Awards(R) as a Gold Recipient! Winner of the Children's Literary's Classics Award for Best Picture Book Series, The I Feel... Children's Series continues to be celebrated by children's therapists, speech pathologists, psychologists, teachers, parents and more! The series provides meaningful exploration of our dynamic emotional range in various contexts. Not to mention they're fun, witty, and engaging! Check out the entire series! "Engaging, creative, an absolute perfect resource!"

You Got a Boogie
ISBN: 0981964524

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2010

You Got a Boogie brings to life the little nostril monsters that cause so much mischief. This book provides a hilarious opportunity to speak with your child about telling someone the truth because you care about them. Would you let your sister get married with a boogie? What if your dentist had one dangling above you? The silly full-color illustrations will have you laughing and the light-hearted message is a wonderful lesson for your kids.

Sam & The Jungle Band (Sam & The Jungle Band Series)
ISBN: 0981964567

phazelFOZ Company, LLC, The. 2011

Sam is a monkey who plays the guitar. He's the only monkey who plays the guitar. But why do no other types of animals come to hear him play? Sam sets out to find the answer. Along the way he meets a few new musical friends: a gigantic, yellow, drum set-playing elephant a ssssnake who sssslaps the basssssss a macaw who plays the congas an electric guitar-shredding tiger and The Professor, a mysterious tarsier rock'n the piano. Join the group as they learn to play together, and Sam learns the importance of including others. Author DJ Corchin and illustrator Dan Dougherty team up once again to create a beautifully immersive world for both children and adults. Their unique, witty, and good-natured vision brings to life the memorable characters in book one of the Sam & The Jungle Band series.

Thunderfeet
ISBN: 0985933380

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2013

IMAGINATION IS THE GREATEST SUPERPOWER! Join Thunderfeet, Captain Boogie, Mystic Runner, The Builder, and more as you read this SUPER kid's book! Did you ever dress up and pretend to have superpowers? Of course you did! THUNDERFEET is the latest book by author DJ Corchin and illustrator Dan Dougherty. Be sure to check other books by DJ including Sam & The Jungle Band, You Got A Boogie, and the celebrated I Feel...Children's Book Series!

Strings
ISBN: 099607810X

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2014

From the author of the celebrated I Feel... Children's Book series comes a heartwarming message about friendship and moving away. Leaving your friends or family is never easy, but that doesn't mean you're alone. STRINGS shares that no matter where you might go, you're always connected.

Mystical Rules For My Magical Daughter
ISBN: 0996078126

The phazelFOZ Company, LLC. 2015

If you come across a troll, give it a cupcake. MYSTICAL RULES FOR MY MAGICAL DAUGHTER is a set of rules for the magically inclined, illustrated with a sense of wonderment by children's author DJ Corchin. These beautiful, metaphorical life lessons are to be passed down from magical generation to magical generation. How else will your grandchild know that if they find a unicorn, it's not theirs to keep?

A Thousand No's
ISBN: 0997425709

The phazelFOZ Company. 2016

Winner of the Eric Hoffer Award for Best Children's Book. Creating something new isn't easy. She has a great idea! NO after NO after NO come her way twisting, squishing, and transforming it. By persevering, collaborating, and using a little bit of imagination, the NO's become building blocks to something better! Even the best ideas are said NO to. In fact, that's how they become the best ideas! A Thousand NO's is a story about perseverance and innovation that illustrates what can happen if we don't let our expectations of what something should be, get in the way of what it could be. Whimsically illustrated by award winning artist Dan Dougherty. Hardcover w/Dust Jacket ISBN: 978-09974257-0-3 44 Pages


Awards

I Feel...'' Children's Series

  • Best Picture Book Series, Literary Classics International Book Awards, 2015
  • Mystical Rules For My Magical Daughter

  • Best Inspirational/Visionary (Pre-Teen)

    Category, Literary Classics International Book Awards, 2015

    Speaking Engagements

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