Frank Asch - Author/Illustrator

Frank Asch was born and raised in rural New Jersey. His earliest interests were in science, specifically physics and astronomy, yet by the time he entered college he was determined to pursue a career in the Arts. Even before graduating from The Cooper Union with a degree in Fine Art, he published his first children's book, George's Store in 1968.

Since then he has written over 70 children's books, including Star Jumper: Journal of a Cardboard Genius, the IRA Children's Choice Award-winning Mr. Maxwell's Mouse and its follow-up, Mrs. Marlowe's Mice.

He has traveled widely, married and raised a son who has also pursued writing and illustrating as a career. Mr. Asch currently divides his time between Vermont and Hawaii.

Gravity Buster

2008 - Golden Duck Award --- Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades, Super-Con-Duck-Tivity, Winner

Mr. Maxwell's Mouse

2007 - Young Reader Medal, California Library Association, Short-listed
2006 - Children's Book Illustration Award, 3x3 Magazine, Commended
2006 - Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Short-listed
2006 - Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, Maryland Educational Media, Short-listed
2005 - Read Aloud Book Award, Runner-up
2005 - Childrens' Choices, International Reading Association, Short-listed
2004 - Best Books of 2004, School Library Journal, Winner
2004 - Book of the Year Award - Gold Medal, ForeWord Magazine, Winner

Star Jumper

2008 - Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, Short-listed
2006 - Parents' Choice Award - Silver Medal, Winner

Picture Books

Early Chapter Books