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Chris Raschka - Author

About the Author

Chris Raschka has published over 60 children's books, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner A Ball for Daisy. His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor book Yo! Yes? and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Good Sports.

Featured books by Chris Raschka

Doggy Dog

Doggy Dog

3+ readers

Author: Chris Raschka Illustrator: Chris Raschka Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Doggy Dog is a dog, for sure. But is he a potato? A piece of cheese? This deceptively nonsensical exercise in categorisation and identification will tickle readers while growing their ability to classify and discriminate. Chris Raschka's award-winning brush strokes add just the right amount of emotion and comedy.

Other books by Chris Raschka

Saint Spotting

Saint Spotting

Author: Chris Raschka Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/06/2021

The Blue Table

The Blue Table

Author: Chris Raschka Illustrator: Chris Raschka Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2020

It's time to celebrate family, community, generosity, and giving! Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka's stunning picture book is the perfect pick to share whenever family and friends gather together to celebrate and give thanks, no matter the occasion. Spend the day around the heart of a home: the blue table. A shopping list is written, food is prepared, and the table is set. Guests arrive, thanks are given, and a meal is shared. What then? It's time to pitch in and clean up, of course! Limited text, bright colors, and stunning collage illustrations make The Blue Table ideal for the youngest reader and for storytime sharing. In just thirty-two pages, two-time Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka captures the very essence of community-and gratitude.

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane

Author: Chris Raschka Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

From celebrated picture book creators Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky comes one possible answer to the age-old question: Who was Mother Goose? We all love to hear Mother Goose rhymes and riddles. But did you know that there was a real Mother Goose who lived in Boston three hundred years ago? In 1692, Elizabeth Foster married a widower with ten children. His name was Isaac Goose, and after they married, Elizabeth became Mother Goose. She and Isaac had six more children together, and to help her care for such a big and boisterous family, Mother Goose sang songs and lullabies and made up rhymes and poems. Her nursery rhymes and stories were published at a print shop on Pudding Lane in Boston, though no copies of her book exist today. In a book featuring some of Mother Goose's best-loved works, Vladimir Radunsky's bright and humorous illustrations and Chris Raschka's rhyming poems tell the little-known story of the Goose children, Isaac and Elizabeth herself - the Mother Goose of Pudding Lane.

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane

Author: Chris Raschka Illustrator: Vladimir Radunsky Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

From celebrated picture book creators Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky comes one possible answer to the age-old question: Who was Mother Goose? We all love to hear Mother Goose rhymes and riddles. But did you know that there was a real Mother Goose who lived in Boston three hundred years ago? In 1692, Elizabeth Foster married a widower with ten children. His name was Isaac Goose, and after they married, Elizabeth became Mother Goose. She and Isaac had six more children together, and to help her care for such a big and boisterous family, Mother Goose sang songs and lullabies and made up rhymes and poems. Her nursery rhymes and stories were published at a print shop on Pudding Lane in Boston, though no copies of her book exist today. In a book featuring some of Mother Goose's best-loved works, Vladimir Radunsky's bright and humorous illustrations and Chris Raschka's rhyming poems tell the little-known story of the Goose children, Isaac and Elizabeth herself - the Mother Goose of Pudding Lane.

Side by Side A Celebration of Dads

Side by Side A Celebration of Dads

Author: Chris Raschka, Meagan Bennett Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2019

A heartfelt and playful ode to the father-child relationship, by two-time Caldecott-medal-winning author Chris Raschka King and Jester, Boat and Captain, Mountain and Climber... fathers and children are all of these things and more in Chris Raschka's tribute to this familial pair. Each stanza presents three scenarios in which the father and child's roles are subtly balanced. The pairs vary between stanzas, coming together in a visit to an ice-cream truck. With minimal text and maximum emotion, the book encapsulates Raschka's own passion and nostalgia for being a father to his [now-grown] son. Ages 3-5

Paul Writes (A Letter)

Paul Writes (A Letter)

Author: Chris Raschka Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/09/2018

New Shoes

New Shoes

Author: Chris Raschka Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

Two-time Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka pays tribute to one of the most quintessential events of childhood-getting new shoes-in this boldly illustrated and inspiring book for the youngest reader. When a young child discovers a hole in a sneaker, mother and child embark on a big childhood adventure-a trip to the store to pick out new shoes. From having feet measured and making a selection to finally showing off the new shoes to a friend, this momentous child moment is treated with respect, excitement, and page-turning energy in a wonderfully age-appropriate picture book. Caldecott Medalist and New York Times-bestselling picture book creator Chris Raschka joyfully captures the event from the child's point of view. New Shoes is a preschool classic in the making.

The Doorman's Repose

The Doorman's Repose

Author: Chris Raschka Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/05/2017

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