DJ Corchin is an author and illustrator of many children’s books. He uses his unique humor and wit to focus on socially conscious messages involving kindness and emotional awareness. A two-time winner for the International Literary Classic Awards, DJ has both illustrated his own stories as well as worked with other talented artists.... more
DJ Corchin is an author and illustrator of many children’s books. He uses his unique humor and wit to focus on socially conscious messages involving kindness and emotional awareness. A two-time winner for the International Literary Classic Awards, DJ has both illustrated his own stories as well as worked with other talented artists such as award winning illustrator and writer, Dan Dougherty. A former featured performer in the Tony & Emmy Award winning show BLAST! (best known as the unicycling trombonist) DJ was able to travel the world and speak to kids from all walks of life. His love of working with kids helped him to become a high school band director in the suburbs of Chicago. Leaving teaching to pursue a writing career, he stays close to music education by advocating through The 13th Chair, his highly popular alter ego and music ed advocacy brand.He has published over 15 titles on his own where his award winning I Feel...Children’s Series has sold over 10k copies worldwide and the Band Nerds Book Series over 15k.
DJ has a degree in Music Education from DePaul University and currently lives and works in Chicago with his wife Jessica, daughter Grae, son Alfie, and long time plant, Josh.
DJ Corchin's Projects
A Thousand NO's
Creating something new isn’t easy.
She has a great idea! NO after NO after NO come her way twisting... more
From the author of You Got A Boogie, I Feel... is another simple, silly book that's a great way for ... more
I Feel...Awesome adds another wonderful title to the extremely popular I Feel... Children's Book Ser... more
I Feel...Different, joins DJ Corchin's popular I Feel... children's book series to help teach kids h... more
Sometimes you just feel...meh. You don't really feel like doing anything or talking to anyone. Is th... more
It happens. Sometimes we just don't feel well. I Feel...Sick joins the popular I Feel... children's ... more
From the author of I Feel... comes the exciting follow up, I Feel...Too! Did you ever notice the mor... more
Mystical Rules for My Magical Daughter
If you come across a troll, give it a cupcake. MYSTICAL RULES FOR MY MAGICAL DAUGHTER is a set of ru... more
Sam & the Jungle Band
Sam is a monkey who plays the guitar. He's the only monkey who plays the guitar. But why do no other... more
From the author of the celebrated I Feel... Children's Book series comes a heartwarming message abou... more
IMAGINATION IS THE GREATEST SUPERPOWER! Join Thunderfeet, Captain Boogie, Mystic Runner, The Builder... more
You Got a Boogie
You Got a Boogie brings to life the little nostril monsters that cause so much mischief. This book p... more