Bob Raczka

As a boy, Bob Raczka loved to draw, especially dinosaurs, cars and airplanes. In high school he won an art scholarship to University of Illinois, where he majored in Graphic Design. 

After his first child was born, he rediscovered children's books, and five years later, he sold his first manuscript, No One Saw, starting his ongoing series Bob Raczka's Adventures in Art.

A Glen Ellyn resident and friend of The Bookstore, Bob is still creating memorable children's books.

For more about Bob, visit his website.

See many of his titles below:

Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781626722361
Availability: Special Order
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 8th, 2016

Santa Clauses: Short Poems from the North Pole Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Chuck Groenick (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9781467718059
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - September 2014

No One Saw Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780761316480
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Millbrook Press - October 2001

Joy in Mudville Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Glin Dibley (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9780761360155
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Carolrhoda Books - April 1st, 2014

Guyku: A Year of Haiku for Boys Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Peter H. Reynolds (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780547240039
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 4th, 2010

Name That Style: All about Isms in Art Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781580138246
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Avenue Editions - September 2009

Lemonade: And Other Poems Squeezed from a Single Word Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Nancy Doniger (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781596435414
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Roaring Brook Press - March 15th, 2011

More Than Meets the Eye: Seeing Art with All Five Senses Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780761319948
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Millbrook Press - October 2003

Unlikely Pairs: Fun with Famous Works of Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761323785
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Millbrook Press - November 2005

Artful Reading Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781580138802
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Avenue Editions - March 2009

Snowy, Blowy Winter Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Judy Stead (Illustrator)
$34.28
ISBN: 9781621278931
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Av2 by Weigl - September 15th, 2013

Summer Wonders Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Judy Stead (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780807576533
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Albert Whitman & Company - March 2009

Who Loves the Fall? Cover Image
By Bob Raczka, Judy Stead (Illustrator)
$34.28
ISBN: 9781621279105
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Av2 by Weigl - September 2013

The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9781580138826
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Avenue Editions - March 2010

Where in the World?: Around the Globe in Thirteen Works of Art Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780822563723
Availability: Out of Print
Published: First Avenue Editions - April 2008

Library Book: Art of Freedom: How Artists See America Cover Image
$12.05
ISBN: 9781580138819
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: First Avenue Editions - July 14th, 2010

Before They Were Famous: How Seven Artists Got Their Start Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761373001
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Millbrook Press - October 2011

Speaking of Art: Colorful Quotes by Famous Painters Cover Image
$9.95
ISBN: 9780761372998
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Millbrook Press - January 2013

The Vermeer Interviews: Conversations with Seven Works of Art Cover Image
$30.38
ISBN: 9780822594024
Availability: Special Order
Published: Millbrook Press - March 2009

Action Figures: Paintings of Fun, Daring, and Adventure Cover Image
$30.38
ISBN: 9780761341406
Availability: Special Order
Published: Millbrook Press - September 2009