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Chris Raschka

Author of The Hello, Goodbye Window

69+ Works 11,737 Members 1,278 Reviews 1 Favorited

About the Author

Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1959. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1981. Before becoming a full-time author, he was an art teacher in St. Croix, Virgin Islands and a freelance artist, cartoonist, and editorial illustrator. He is an author and show more illustrator of children's books including Yo! Yes?, Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, and Mysterious Thelonious. Hello, Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2006 and A Ball for Daisy won the Caldecott Medal in 2012. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Series

Works by Chris Raschka

The Hello, Goodbye Window (2005) — Illustrator — 2,913 copies, 394 reviews
Yo! Yes? (1993) 2,322 copies, 102 reviews
A Ball for Daisy (2011) 1,566 copies, 310 reviews
Charlie Parker Played Be Bop (1992) 720 copies, 20 reviews
Skin Again (2004) — Illustrator — 457 copies, 58 reviews
Happy to Be Nappy (1999) — Illustrator — 345 copies, 25 reviews
Simple Gifts: A Shaker Hymn (1998) 291 copies, 9 reviews
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle (2013) 188 copies, 33 reviews
Be Boy Buzz (2002) — Illustrator — 174 copies, 6 reviews
Can't Sleep (1995) 148 copies, 5 reviews
Daisy Gets Lost (2013) 142 copies, 19 reviews
The Purple Balloon (2007) 138 copies, 52 reviews
Mysterious Thelonious (1997) 130 copies, 18 reviews
Grump Groan Growl (2008) — Illustrator — 128 copies, 6 reviews
John Coltrane's Giant Steps (2002) 125 copies, 15 reviews
Ring! Yo? (2000) 111 copies, 7 reviews
Little Black Crow (2010) 104 copies, 21 reviews
Arlene Sardine (1998) 103 copies, 30 reviews
Five for a Little One (2006) 100 copies, 11 reviews
Hip Hop Dog (2010) 93 copies, 27 reviews
Seriously, Norman! (2011) 73 copies, 3 reviews
Table Manners (2001) 70 copies, 3 reviews
Paul writes (a letter) (2018) 69 copies, 1 review
Give and Take (2014) 62 copies, 7 reviews
Like Likes Like (1999) 62 copies, 4 reviews
Whaley Whale (Thingy Things) (2000) 54 copies, 5 reviews
New Shoes (2018) 53 copies, 1 review
The Blushful Hippopotamus (1996) 53 copies, 5 reviews
The Doorman's Repose (2017) 53 copies, 3 reviews
Lamby Lamb (Thingy Things) (2000) 51 copies, 8 reviews
Moosey Moose (Thingy Things) (2000) 45 copies, 2 reviews
Waffle (2001) 43 copies, 7 reviews
Doggy Dog Picture Book (Thingy Things) (2000) 41 copies, 1 review
Cowy Cow (Thingy Things) (2014) 40 copies, 2 reviews
Snaily Snail Board Book (Thingy Things) (2000) 39 copies, 9 reviews
Wormy Worm (Thingy Things) (2000) 37 copies, 1 review
Sluggy Slug (Thingy Things) (2000) 35 copies, 2 reviews
The Blue Table (2020) 32 copies
Elizabeth Imagined An Iceberg (1994) 31 copies, 10 reviews
Crabby Crab (Thingy Things) (2014) 30 copies, 3 reviews
Goosey Goose (Thingy Things) (2000) 30 copies, 5 reviews
In the City (2020) 23 copies
The Magic Flute (2019) 20 copies, 1 review
Clammy Clam (Thingy Things) (2014) 17 copies, 1 review
Saint Spotting (2021) 17 copies
Mary's Idea (2023) 16 copies, 2 reviews
Mama Baby (2020) 14 copies, 2 reviews
Meow (2022) 14 copies, 1 review
Buggy Bug (Thingy Things) (2014) 12 copies, 1 review
Boy Meets Girl/Girl Meets Boy (2004) 10 copies, 1 review
Tomorrow's Lily (2024) 4 copies, 1 review
Farmy Farm (2011) 4 copies
Be Boy Buzz, Grump Groan Growl, Skin Again (2008) — Illustrator — 2 copies
Petit arbre 2 copies
No Yes? 1 copy

Associated Works

A Child's Christmas in Wales (1954) — Illustrator, some editions — 1,910 copies, 49 reviews
A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms (2005) — Illustrator — 840 copies, 72 reviews
Peter and the Wolf (1936) — Illustrator, some editions — 813 copies, 13 reviews
A Poke in the I: A Collection of Concrete Poems (2001) — Illustrator — 655 copies, 60 reviews
I Pledge Allegiance (2002) — Illustrator — 479 copies, 20 reviews
Little Tree (1987) — Illustrator, some editions — 394 copies, 13 reviews
Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out (2008) — Contributor — 359 copies, 8 reviews
Another Important Book (1999) — Illustrator — 316 copies, 14 reviews
Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? (2006) — Illustrator — 285 copies, 15 reviews
Half-Minute Horrors (2009) — Contributor — 280 copies, 21 reviews
The Art of Reading: Forty Illustrators Celebrate RIF's 40th Anniversary (2005) — Contributor — 243 copies, 3 reviews
Fishing in the Air (2000) — Illustrator — 171 copies, 5 reviews
Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing (2006) — Illustrator — 90 copies, 5 reviews
Knock, Knock (2007) — Illustrator — 81 copies, 2 reviews
911: The Book of Help (2002) — Illustrator, some editions — 49 copies, 1 review
Benjamin Brody's Backyard Bag (1991) — Illustrator — 40 copies
If You Were a Dog (2014) — Illustrator — 31 copies, 4 reviews
A Song About Myself (2014) — Illustrator — 26 copies, 4 reviews
The Hello Goodbye Window / Sourpuss and Sweetie Pie (2005) — Illustrator — 2 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Raschka, Chris
Legal name
Raschka, Christopher
Birthdate
1959-03-06
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupations
violinist
writer
illustrator

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Reviews

lots of fun; OTIS my favorite
 
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Overgaard | 2 other reviews | Jul 9, 2024 |
simple text; flowering plants
 
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melodyreads | Jun 4, 2024 |
I think this book would be for primary students because of the lack of words. It shows in the pictures that daisy chases a squirrel and then gets lost in the woods but then her owner is calling out to her to find her.
 
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Kschweppe | 18 other reviews | Apr 16, 2024 |
I know this is supposed to be a sweet story about a young girl and her time spent at her grandparent's house (and it is!), but the text was way too long for the age this was intended for.
 
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mrsandersonreads23 | 393 other reviews | Apr 14, 2024 |

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Works
69
Also by
19
Members
11,737
Popularity
#2,003
Rating
3.9
Reviews
1,278
ISBNs
304
Languages
7
Favorited
1

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