New Release Books by Chris Raschka

Chris Raschka is the author of Meow (2022), The Blue Table (2020), In the City (2020), Mama Baby (2020), Mother Goose of Pudding Lane (2019) and other 46 books.

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Meow

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Meow
In this story--told almost entirely in the cat''s meows--a young girl steps on her cat Marigold''s tail, the hurt cat runs for cover, and after an apology, all is forgiven.

The Blue Table

release date: Oct 20, 2020

In the City

release date: Sep 29, 2020
In the City
From Caldecott Award–winning and New York Times bestselling author Chris Raschka, this tender and fun-filled picture book celebrates unexpected friendship and city life from the perspective of pigeons! How do two friends find each other? Why choose this one, not another? Are two friends just meant to be— I for you and you for me? Two pigeons fly through the city hoping to find a friend—but where do friends come from? In this brightly illustrated love letter to cities, the fine, feathered characters discover the magical, unlikely connections that happen best in the hustle and bustle of a big city.

Mama Baby

release date: Mar 17, 2020
Mama Baby
From Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka comes a sweet, simple picture book dialogue between a mother and baby, for the youngest of children. Mama and Baby clap and play hide-and-seek and pat-a-cake. Mama and Baby . . . Mama? Where did Mama go? In a series of spreads, simple, bold illustrations show a mother on one side and a baby on the other, interacting in universally familiar ways -- until Mama dips out briefly, then returns to her crying child to offer comfort again. With his usual flair, the redoubtable Chris Raschka offers a reassuring moment that will resonate with mamas and babies everywhere.

Mother Goose of Pudding Lane

release date: Sep 01, 2019
Mother Goose of Pudding Lane
Celebrated picture book creators Chris Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky offer 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 more than 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 four 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.

The Magic Flute

release date: Aug 13, 2019
The Magic Flute
From Caldecott Medalist and New York Times bestselling author-illustrator Chris Raschka comes a gorgeously illustrated retelling of Mozart’s classic opera, The Magic Flute. The Magic Flute is the favorite choice of many opera lovers. But ask any of them to tell you the rambunctious, mystical, and downright oddball story of the opera and no two tellers will agree. Enter Chris Raschka, an opera goer himself. His stunning version of the original plot and the otherworldly events which inspired Mozart’s glorious music showcases his interpretation from the storytelling front curtain at the start, to the radiant finale at the end. Readers will be exclaiming, Bravo!

New Shoes

release date: May 01, 2018
New Shoes
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

release date: May 16, 2017
The Doorman's Repose
From Caldecott Award winner Chris Raschka, tales of unforgettable characters who live in a NYC apartment building “To the company of ur-New Yorkers like Stuart Little, Harriet the Spy, and Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, let me hold open the door for The Doorman’s Repose. A new favorite." —Gregory Maguire “….marvelously intriguing stories…” —Lemony Snicket Some of us look up at those craggy, mysterious apartment buildings found in the posher parts of New York City and wonder what goes on inside. The Doorman’s Repose collects ten stories about 777 Garden Avenue, one of the craggiest. The first story recounts the travails of the new doorman, who excels at all his tasks except perhaps the most important one—talking baseball. Others tell of a long-forgotten room, a cupid-like elevator, and the unlikely romance of a cerebral psychologist and a jazz musician, both of whom are mice. Because the animals talk and the machinery has feelings, these are children’s stories. Otherwise they are for anyone intrigued by what happens when many people, strangers or kin, live together under one roof.

Thingy Thing Friendship Box - 12 Copy Display

release date: Oct 01, 2001
Thingy Thing Friendship Box - 12 Copy Display
A collection of paperback books in a carrying case that have fun stories about silly animals like Buggy Bug, Cowwy Cow and Crabby Crab. each book.

Alphabetabum

release date: Oct 14, 2014
Alphabetabum
A New York Review Children’s Collection Original An ALPHABET book? An ALBUM of old photos? We named it ALPHABETABUM. Here celebrated artists and authors Vladimir Radunsky and Chris Raschka put a delightful new old-fashioned spin on the alphabet book. Radunsky has selected portraits of children from his spectacular collection of antique black and-white photographs. Raschka has given the children names and written deliciously teasing rhymes about them. The result is ALPHABETABUM, a book of letters and pictures to which readers will happily return again and again both to look and to learn.

Buggy Bug

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Buggy Bug
Theme: Wanting attention. Buggy Bug has something to say. But what could it be? We may never know, in this pitch-perfect portrait of the inconsistencies of toddlerhood. Buggy Bug’s insistence on attention—and then denial of attention—will prompt giggles upon each reading. Chris Raschka writes humor between the lines and paints in subtleties that will tickle readers of all ages. This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Clammy Clam

release date: Sep 16, 2014
Clammy Clam
Theme: Feeling shy. Introducing . . . Clammy Clam! It’s . . . Clammy Clam! And yet, Clammy Clam refuses to say a simple “hello.” In this tribute to the silent type, readers are reminded that kids can be unpredictable, requiring improvisation and compromise. Chris Raschka’s expert balance of visual and textual humor will bring even the shyest of readers out of their shells! This is a fixed-format ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book.

Give and Take

release date: Aug 26, 2014
Give and Take
In his apple orchard, a farmer meets a little man named Take and follows his advice, which does not turn out well, and the next day meets a little man named Give, whose advice is just as bad.

Cowy Cow

release date: Jul 15, 2014
Cowy Cow
Theme: Feeling Smart. Cowy Cow has so many ideas! In fact, she has one hundred of them: green is the best color ever; chewed grass tastes like a cookie . . . But has Cowy Cow ever tasted a cookie before? Though her research may be flawed, this single cow’s efforts to make silly sense of the world are both tickling and inspiring! Chris Raschka’s award-winning brush strokes add just the right amount of emotion and comedy.

Crabby Crab

release date: Jul 15, 2014
Crabby Crab
Theme: Feeling Grumpy. Crabby Crab is not in a good mood. No, Crabby Crab would rather complain than do anything else! Young readers will be drawn in by this humorous look into an all-too-familiar situation, and be comforted in the end. Chris Raschka’s expert balance of visual and textual humor will charm even the grumpiest of readers!

Seriously, Norman!

release date: Jun 25, 2013
Seriously, Norman!
Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka''s dazzling fiction debut. Now that the whole thing is over (and we all survived!), I can tell you what happened. Picture this for a second. Rock wall six inches on my left. Sheer cliff hundreds of feet down on my right, my best friend Norman in front of me, mumbling something, and my mom behind me saying, "Step, step, step." EEEEEEYAAAAAH! Next time my mom bugs me about sitting in front of the computer too much, I''m going to say, "Thanks, I prefer it where the near-death experiences are virtual!" No, seriously, this story is about Norman and about how he grows and learns stuff. Uses his imagination. Observes things. Like his dad, who is so devoted to . . . money! Like how his dad is mixed up with weird creeps of the underworld. All over the world! Why, why are grown-ups so insane? That''s exactly the question that Norman, Anna and Emma (the twins), and I, Leonard, try to answer. And with the help of Norman''s new tutor, Balthazar Birdsong (also fairly nuts), we nearly do it, too. Praise for SERIOUSLY, NORMAN! A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN''S BOOK "Appealingly quirky and adventurous; a celebration of the power of thinking outside the box."--KIRKUS REVIEWS "This rousing tale contains strong wordplay and a lot of humor."--HORN BOOK "A visual, loopy, absurdist experience."--THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

release date: Apr 09, 2013
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
“[Raschka''s] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review. Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process—from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle!

Can't Sleep

release date: Mar 19, 2013
Can't Sleep
When you can’t sleep, there’s a friend for you in the night sky For a little puppy who can’t fall asleep, a darkened bedroom can be a lonely place. As his family prepares for bed, he lies awake and is frightened. It is very dark . . . but he is not alone. Outside his window, the moon rises in the sky. The moon promises to stay awake and keep him safe. There’s nothing to fear at night when the moon is keeping watch. And in the morning, it’s the puppy’s turn to keep watch for the sleeping moon. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.

Simple Gifts

release date: Mar 19, 2013
Simple Gifts
In words, pictures, and song, a nineteenth-century hymn continues to delight “’Tis the gift to be simple, ’tis the gift to be free.” So begins Simple Gifts, a generations-old hymn written by the Shakers of Alfred, Maine. In that simple community, people based their lives on kindness, trust, and the joys that come when we sing and dance together. In this lush volume, acclaimed illustrator Chris Raschka brings this famous song to life, celebrating animals and landscapes with bold brushstrokes and warm colors. A cat, a rabbit, a turtle, and even the trees appear to dance to the lyrics. After all, sometimes the finest gifts are the simplest ones. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.

Arlene Sardine

release date: Mar 19, 2013
Arlene Sardine
So, you want to be a sardine? Once there was a fish named Arlene, who wanted to be a sardine. She wanted to be a sardine just like the silvery, salty fish that you see in those little tins at the grocery store. With the bold brushstrokes of his vibrant illustrations, Chris Raschka follows Arlene’s journey from a fjord to a big net to a briny bath aboard a fishing boat. And he reveals just how to get packed like a sardine! This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.

The Blushful Hippopotamus

release date: Mar 19, 2013
The Blushful Hippopotamus
It’s not easy being a blushful hippopotamus Baby hippo Roosevelt tries hard to ride a bike, to count, and to remember the right names of things. When he falls down, forgets a number, or calls a buffalo a “buggalo,” Roosevelt gets embarrassed. His cheeks turn red, and his sister teases him, saying he’s a blushful hippopotamus. Thankfully, Roosevelt has Lombard, an egret friend with a sense of perspective. Lombard reminds Roosevelt that though he may be blushful, he is also hopeful, thoughtful, and wonderful in many ways—and his sister’s words don’t mean a thing. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.

Side by Side

release date: Mar 11, 2019
Side by Side
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.

Thingy Things Volume 2

release date: Mar 19, 2013
Thingy Things Volume 2
Four animals have no choice but to be themselves—even if it means being silly! What is Doggy Dog? Is he a cat? Is he a potato? Is he a lampshade? No! He is a dog! Goosey Goose is a goose, and that means she is trouble. Mess with her and you will see just how tough a goose can be. Lamby Lamb is very sweet—until you try to make her put on her clothes. How do you make Lamby Lamb get dressed? Trick her! We love Snaily Snail no matter what. We love her when she’s here; we love her when she’s there. We love her every day—and you will too! In these succinct, quirky stories from master illustrator Chris Raschka, four silly animals learn that it’s important to be themselves. This fixed-layout ebook, which preserves the design and layout of the original print book, features read-along narration.

The Purple Balloon

release date: Jun 27, 2012
The Purple Balloon
When a child becomes aware of his pending death (children tend to know long before the rest of us even want to consider it), and is given the opportunity to draw his feelings, he will often draw a blue or purple balloon, released and unencumbered, on its way upward. Health-care professionals have discovered that this is true, regardless of a child''s cultural or religious background and researchers believe that this is symbolic of the child''s innate knowledge that a part of them will live forever. . . . In disarmingly simple and direct language, accompanied by evocative potato print illustrations, Raschka in conjunction with Children''s Hospice International (CHI), creates a moving, sensitive book that is also a phenomenally useful tool to talk about death. The message of the book is clear: talking about dying is hard, dying is harder, but there are many people in your life who can help. Children''s Hospice International (CHI), a nonprofit organization founded in 1983, is paving the way for the establishment of children''s hospice and related services worldwide.

Paul Writes (a Letter)

release date: Sep 01, 2018
Paul Writes (a Letter)
Caldecott Medal winner Raschka breathes new life into the letters of Paul theApostle with this inviting book. Each sumptuous page distills the main themesof Paul''s epistles into approachable, appealing language.

A Ball for Daisy

release date: Dec 21, 2011
A Ball for Daisy
Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal This New York Times Bestseller and New York Times Best Illustrated Book relates a story about love and loss as only Chris Rashcka can tell it. Any child who has ever had a beloved toy break will relate to Daisy''s anguish when her favorite ball is destroyed by a bigger dog. In the tradition of his nearly wordless picture book Yo! Yes?, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka explores in pictures the joy and sadness that having a special toy can bring. Raschka''s signature swirling, impressionistic illustrations and his affectionate story will particularly appeal to young dog lovers and teachers and parents who have children dealing with the loss of something special.

Little Black Crow

release date: Jun 07, 2011
Little Black Crow
Combining unfussy, gently rhyming language with vibrant, airy illustrations, Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka has created a book that will inspire in young readers the wonder of wondering. A little boy wonders about a crow’s life—from the simple “Where do you go in the cold white snow?” to the not-so-simple “Do you ever worry when you hop and you hurry? Are you ever afraid of mistakes you made? Are you never afraid?” All of life is touched on in simple words and spare, elegant artwork. Little Black Crow is not to be missed.

Farmy Farm

release date: Jan 01, 2011
Farmy Farm
Rhyming text and touch-and-feel illustrations introduce a variety of farm animals and the sounds they make.

Hip Hop Dog

release date: Feb 23, 2010
Hip Hop Dog
From top dogs Chis Raschka and Vladimir Radunsky comes an uplifting tale of canine self-reliance told in acrobatic, infectious rhyme. I''m the zoom-est and the boom-est, spread no gloom-est, say no doom-est. I''m the top-est, never stop-est, Boston Pop-est, be be bop-est. I''m the jazz-est, razzmatazz-est, dazzle dazz-est, most pizzazz-est. Think I kinda like it as the Hip Hop Dog. In an empowering story of an underdog who finds his voice and sense of self-worth through music, here is one hip dog who starts out as a dejected mutt but finds his groove—and his place in the world—through hip hop.

Yo! Yes?

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Yo! Yes?
"An effective, unusual 34-word story of the beginnings of a friendship, accompanied by wild and wonderful illustrations. . . . (The) one- and two-word exchanges on each spread lead to a tentative offer of friendship, sealed as both boys jump high in the air and yell ''Yow!"--Starred review, "School Library Journal". Awards include Caldecott Honor Book, "The Horn Book" Fanfare List, American Library Association Notable Children''s Book, and others.

The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra

release date: May 13, 2014
The Cosmobiography of Sun Ra
Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka shares his love of jazz great Sun Ra, just in time to mark the centennial of the musician’s birth. 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. Join acclaimed author-illustrator Chris Raschka in celebrating a legend of the jazz world who was truly one of a kind.

Talk to Me About the Alphabet

release date: Apr 01, 2003
Talk to Me About the Alphabet
Illustrations and simple text for each letter of the alphabet demonstrate the sounds made by that letter.

Goosey Goose

release date: Jul 03, 2000
Goosey Goose
If you mess with Goosey Goose, you will be in trouble.

Snaily Snail Board Book

release date: Jul 03, 2000
Snaily Snail Board Book
Snaily Snail is loved all the time, no matter what he is doing.
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