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Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian
Jake Tashjian

Jake Tashjian is the illustrator for the My Life As a...series, including the most recent installments 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 Youtuber

My Life as a Youtuber

The My Life series

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

Book 7 of the much-loved My Life series that has the irrepressible Derek Fallon starting his own Youtube web series!

Derek Fallon finally found something to get excited about at school—an...

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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 discovers...

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My Life as a Ninja

My Life as a Ninja

The My Life series

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

Book 6 in the bestselling My Life series!

Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek...

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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

Einstein the class hamster is from a long line of class hamsters. He knows lots of cool facts about science, art, and history—maybe even more than their sleepy teacher, Ms. Moreno. The class has...

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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

There's a new kid in Derek Fallon's class. His name is Umberto and he uses a wheelchair. Derek's family is still fostering Frank the monkey, and Derek thinks it would be great to train Frank to assist...

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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 Gamer

My Life as a Gamer

The My Life series

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

Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime—to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called "Arctic Ninja." Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto,...

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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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