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Individual Author Record

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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction Poetry

Born: 1963 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Raczka was born in Chicago and raised in DesPlaines. He currently resides in Glen Ellyn.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bob Raczka is a children’s author and poet who has written and illustrated several picture books about art and poetry. He attended the University of Illinois and majored in Graphic Design. After working for ten years in the advertising business he turned to writing children's books, by sharing his enthusiasm for fine art through books and talks with younger children.


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Titles At Your Library


Awards

-- '''''Guyku''''' -- *Kentucky Bluegrass Award

-- *Starred Review. School Library Journal

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

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-- """The Vermeer Interviews"""

-- *CHILDREN'S CROWN AWARD

-- *BOOKLINKS LASTING CONNECTION

-- *EDITOR'S CHOICE, LMC f

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-- """Where in the World"""

-- *Junior Literary Guild Selection

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-- """Fall Mixed Up"""

-- *Junior Literary Guild Selection

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-- '''''Lemonade''''' -- *NOTABLE BOOK, American Library Association

-- *NOTABLE BOOK, NCTE

-- *Starred Review, Booklist

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-- '''''Santa Clauses''''' -- *Junior Literary Guild SELECTION

-- * NOTABLE POETRY BOOK, NCTE

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

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-- '''''Wet Cement''''' -- *Best Books of the Year, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, Kirkus

-- *Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books

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-- """Beware!"""

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020

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-- """Unlikely Pairs"""

-- *Junior Literary Guild Selection

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-- """Art Is ..."""

-- *NCSS/CBC NOTABLE SOCIAL STUDIES TRADE BOOK

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-- """No One Saw"""

-- *CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD, Illinois Library Association

-- *TEACHER'S CHOICE, Illinois Library Association

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-- """Niko Draws a Feeling"""

-- *NOTABLE BOOK, NCTE

-- *CCBC CHOICES LIST

-- *HONOR BOOK, CHARLOTTE ZOLOTOW

-- *BEST BOOKS FOR KIDS, NY Public Library

-- *Junior Literary Guild SELECTION

-- *Starred Review, School Library Journal