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Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian
Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian is the illustrator for the My Life As a...series, including My Life As a Ninja and My Life As a YouTuber. Jake also created and illustrated the Einstein the Class Hamster series. He collaborates on his novels with his mother, author Janet Tashjian. He has also illustrated several books for the author P.T. Evans.

Fun fact: Jake is a visual learner. When Jake was in elementary school, he used to draw his vocabulary words on index cards. This later became the inspiration for the main character, Derek, in the My Life As series.

In 2016 Jake co-founded Workshop 2.0, a non-profit foundation to train and hire other young artists on the Autism Spectrum.

Jake grew up in Massachusetts and currently lives in Los Angeles. He is an avid surfer and filmmaker.

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My Life as a Tik Tok Star

My Life as a Tik Tok Star

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

My Life as a Tik Tok Star is the tenth book in Janet Tashjian and Jake Tashjian's illustrated, much-loved diary fiction My Life series starring reluctant reader Derek Fallon…

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My Life as a Billionaire

My Life as a Billionaire

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

Janet and Jake Tashjian’s My Life as a Billionaire is Book 10 in the much-loved, illustrated My Life series.

Derek Fallon won the lottery and now gets to split...

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My Life as a Boxed Set #1

My Life as a Boxed Set #1

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

This fun paperback boxed set includes the first three books in the beloved, bestselling middle-grade My Life series by Janet Tashjian.

The irrepressible yet lovable Derek...

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My Life as a Youtuber

My Life as a Youtuber

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

My Life as a Youtuber is the seventh book in Janet Tashjian's much-loved My Life series--illustrated by Jake Tashjian--featuring the irrepressible Derek Fallon starting his own Youtube...

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My Life as a Coder

My Life as a Coder

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Holt Books for Young Readers
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

My Life as a Coder is the ninth book in Janet Tashjian's much-loved, diary fiction My Life series starring reluctant reader Derek Fallon, featuring illustrations by Jake Tashjian.

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My Life as a Ninja

My Life as a Ninja

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

Derek becomes a ninja-in-training in Book 6 of the bestselling My Life series by Janet Tashjian

Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and...

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My Life as a Gamer

My Life as a Gamer

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

Derek Fallon lands his dream job as a professional video gamer testing out new games in Book 5 in the popular My Life series!

Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime—to...

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My Life as a Joke

My Life as a Joke

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

From popular middle-grade novelist Janet Tashjian comes another hilarious installment in the My Life series, with illustrations by Janet's son, Jake Tashjian.

Derek Fallon...

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Einstein the Class Hamster

Einstein the Class Hamster

Einstein the Class Hamster Series

Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

Janet and Jake Tashjian team up again in Einstein the Class Hamster, a hilarious new series starring the lovable walking encyclopedia, game show–obsessed Einstein.

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My Life as a Cartoonist

My Life as a Cartoonist

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; Cartoons by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

In Book Three of the popular "My Life . . ." series by Janet Tashjian, Derek Fallon's plan to help out a new classmate backfires miserably

There's a new kid in Derek...

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My Life as a Stuntboy

My Life as a Stuntboy

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

Derek Fallon gets the opportunity of a lifetime—to be a stunt boy in a major movie featuring a pretty teen starlet. After accepting the job he learns that he is the star's stunt double and must...

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My Life as a Book

My Life as a Book

The My Life series

Janet Tashjian; Illustrated by Jake Tashjian
Square Fish
Square Fish

Derek Fallon has trouble sitting still and reading. But creating cartoons of his vocabulary words comes easy. If only life were as simple!

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