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Chris Raschka

Biography

Chris Raschka

Chris Raschka won the Caldecott Medal for THE HELLO, GOODBYE WINDOW and a Caldecott Honor for YO! YES? SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! is Raschka’s first novel. Chris is also a writer, artist and musician who lives in New York City.

Chris Raschka

Books by Chris Raschka

by Julie Fogliano and Chris Raschka - Children's 3-6, Picture

Follow the antics of a curious baby and his silly old dog in this funny, rhythmic, and joyful picture book illustrated by Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka.

Written and illustrated by Vera B. Williams and also illustrated by Chris Raschka - Children's, Children's 4-8, Family, Family Life, Fiction, Friendship
After Lester is adopted by Daddy Albert and Daddy Rich, he develops a big problem --- he can't fall asleep. Night after night he creeps into his parents' room and attempts to crawl in between his two daddies, confident that if he's with them and their dog, Wincka, nothing bad will happen to him ever again. But every night, Lester's new dads walk him back to his own room, hoping that eventually Lester will get used to the new house and his new family and feel as though he belongs. It's the sweet dog Wincka who finally solves the problem when she climbs into Lester's bed and promptly falls asleep, serving as both his pillow and his protector. Lester feels home at last.
by Chris Raschka - Biography, Music

Jazz musician Sun Ra (1914–1993) always said that he came from Saturn. Being from another planet, he was naturally intrigued by everything earthly — especially music, because music is the one thing on Earth most like the stars. Earthlings themselves confused Sun Ra, the way they sorted themselves by color and fought wars against one another. So he made music. And he traveled with other musicians and singers, calling themselves the Sun Ra Arkestra, playing, singing, and dancing for people all over the planet. Because music, he said, is what holds us all together.

by Chris Raschka - Children's, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Pets

Young readers, teachers and librarians will be excited to follow Daisy the dog on her next adventure. Any child who has ever felt lost will relate to Daisy's despair upon finding herself in an unfamiliar part of the park. In a nearly wordless picture book, Daisy encounters the unease of being lost and the joys of being found. Raschka's  story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers, teachers and parents.

by James Howe and Chris Raschka - Picture

The day Otter found love, he wasn't looking for it. He was looking for dinner. But then he gazed into the round, sweet, glistening eyes of Myrtle the fish, and he knew.