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In the City

I’ll be frank: I’ve got some emotional baggage with Chris Raschka. His Caldecott Award-winning picture book A Ball for Daisy is largely the reason I fell in love with the study of picture books. I was so devoted to the emotional depth of that little pup, as she leapt across...
      

Review of In the City

In the City by Chris Raschka; illus. by the author Preschool, Primary    Jackson/Atheneum    40 pp.    g 9/20    978-1-4814-8627-9    $17.99 e-book ed.  978-1-4814-8628-6    $10.99 In this inquisitive and celebratory story, Raschka explores the enigmatic nature of fledgling friendships, reflecting on how friends find each other. In separate spaces in a bustling...
      

Review of Mama Baby

Mama Baby by Chris Raschka; illus. by the author Preschool    Candlewick    32 pp.    g 3/20    978-0-7636-9060-1    $14.99 In this artfully composed picture book, Raschka gets to the emotional core of the relationship between a young child and a trusted adult. Mama, on the verso, looks adoringly at her child, a...
      

Review of A Song About Myself

A Song About Myselfby John Keats; illus. by Chris RaschkaPreschool, Primary    Candlewick    40 pp.3/17    978-0-7636-5090-2    $17.99    gRaschka’s exuberant pictures and Keats’s playful nonsense poem make an irresistible combination from the very first page, which begins, “There was a naughty Boy…” A thick band of color...
      

Chris Raschka on A Song About Myself

Photo by Catherine Wink.In our March/April 2017 issue, reviewer Susan Dove Lempke spoke with Chris Raschka about his free-spirited paintings for a new illustrated edition of John Keats's A Song About Myself. Read the full review.Susan Dove Lempke: Your free-flowing illustrations are a perfect match for this type of child-friendly...
      

Folklore and poetry | Class #5, fall 2016

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For our class on November 16, we are reading four books and one article. I like combining these two genres because both need to be read aloud in order to really appreciate them.Folklore has to have a strong voice, as it comes from an oral tradition where storytellers have individual...
      

A Kick in the Head | Class #5, 2015

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This is one of those books for kids that tends to be an eye-opener for most adults, too. Who knew there were this many poetry forms out there?!Notice how the book could be enjoyed by just reading the poems. OR, if you want to learn more, you can see what...
      

Review of The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlightening

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The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra: The Sound of Joy Is Enlighteningby Chris Raschka; illus. by the authorPrimary    Candlewick    40 pp.5/14    978-0-7636-5806-9    $15.99    gJazz pioneer and self-proclaimed space case Sun Ra (born Herman P. Blount) gets a portrait as bemusing and sparkly as the man himself in this fantastical tribute. Raschka...
      

A Kick in the Head

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This is one of those books for kids that tends to be an eye-opener for most adults, too. Who knew there were this many poetry forms out there?!Notice how the book could be enjoyed by just reading the poems. OR, if you want to learn more, you can see what...
      

Daisy Gets Lost (but hopefully not by the Caldecott committee)

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Is it just me, or are there are an unusually large number of wordless/nearly wordless picture books worthy of Caldecott consideration this year? So far we’ve discussed Bluebird, Inside Outside, and Flora and the Flamingo. Upcoming contenders include Aaron Becker’s Journey, Jerry Pinkney’s Tortoise and the Hare, and David Wiesner’s...

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