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Join 937,000 other students who are participating this year! Kindergarten - G2 during the library lesson. G3-6 on Thursdays at lunch time 12.10. Go to my.cis GRA page to sign up. Join our challenges! Listen to the chapters you may have missed!
Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley; Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)Featuring lyrical text and beautiful illustrations, this bedtime tale from Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley and Caldecott Honor recipient Lauren Castillo evokes the splashy fun of the beach and the quietude of a moonlit night, with twenty yawns sprinkled in for children to discover and count. As her mom reads a bedtime story, Lucy drifts off. But later, she awakens in a dark, still room, and everything looks mysterious. How will she ever get back to sleep?
Call Number: E SMI
Publication Date: 2016-04-01
Yard Sale by Eve Bunting; Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)When a family has to leave their house and move to a small apartment, it’s hard to let go of things—but having one another is what counts. Almost everything Callie’s family owns is spread out in their front yard—their furniture, their potted flowers, even Callie’s bike. They can’t stay in this house, so they’re moving to an apartment in the city. The new place is "small but nice," Mom says, and most of their things won’t fit, so today they are having a yard sale. But it’s kind of hard to watch people buy your stuff, even if you understand why it has to happen. With sensitivity and grace, Eve Bunting and Lauren Castillo portray an event at once familiar and difficult, making clear that a home isn’t about what you have, but whom you hold close.
Call Number: E BUN
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
The Reader by Amy Hest; Lauren Castillo (Illustrator)In this timeless picture book, a new reader trudges through deep snow with a mysterious suitcase in tow. He has something important to share with his faithful companion, who bolts ahead to wait at the top of a tall hill. Our small hero climbs higher and higher, until finally, he is there, too. Then he opens his suitcase - click, click - and soon the only sound in the world is the sound of him reading their very favorite book to the very last page...the very last word. Amy Hest's spare evocative text is a true celebration of new readers and good friends everywhere, while Lauren Castillo's pen and ink and watercolor illustrations, with their bold saturated colors against winter white, perfectly capture the wonder and delight of this magical day.
Call Number: E HES
Publication Date: 2012-10-02
The Troublemaker by Lauren CastilloBored and restless on a summer day, a little boy steals his sister’s bunny and sends it on an adventure. He is well satisfied with the results—until his own stuffed animal disappears. Could it be that he is not the only troublemaker around . . . ? nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; A case of sibling rivalry is neatly resolved with the “assistance” of a hilarious raccoon in Lauren Castillo’s warm, simple text and gorgeous classic illustrations.
Call Number: E CAS
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
Nana in the City by Lauren CastilloA 2015 Caldecott Honor Book In this magical picture book, a young boy spends an overnight visit with his nana and is frightened to find that the city where she lives is filled with noise and crowds and scary things. But then Nana makes him a special cape to help him be brave, and soon the everyday sights, sounds, and smells of the city are not scary--but wonderful. The succinct text is paired with watercolor illustrations that capture all the vitality, energy, and beauty of the city.
Call Number: E CAS
Publication Date: 2014-09-02
Pax - Sara Pennypacker
We will be reading PAX in the library every THURSDAY lunch time from 12.10 - 12.40 Please drop in and join us!
Pax by Sara Pennypacker; Jon Klassen (Illustrator)From bestselling and award-winning author Sara Pennypacker comes a beautifully wrought, utterly compelling novel about the powerful relationship between a boy and his fox. Pax is destined to become a classic, beloved for generations to come. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day, the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house, three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be—with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief, to be reunited with his fox. Meanwhile Pax, steadfastly waiting for his boy, embarks on adventures and discoveries of his own. . . .