Lauren Castillo

Books by This Illustrator

Alfie Runs Away

Illustrated by: Lauren Castillo
Age Level: 3-6
When his mother gives away his too-small shoes, Alfie decides to runs away from home. His mother helps Alfie pack for a sojourn to his own back yard, and welcomes him home with open arms. Gentle illustrations convey Alfie's recognizable range of emotions.

Imagine

Imagine
Illustrated by: Lauren Castillo
Age Level: 6-9

Have you ever imagined what you might be when you grow up? When he was very young, Juan Felipe Herrera picked chamomile flowers in windy fields and let tadpoles swim across his hands in a creek. He slept outside and learned to say good-bye to his amiguitos each time his family moved to a new town. He went to school and taught himself to read and write English and filled paper pads with rivers of ink as he walked down the street after school.

Spunky Tells All

Illustrated by: Lauren Castillo
Age Level: 6-9
Spunky speaks only Dog but understands Human and has a special affinity for Huey (first introduced in the Stories Julian Tells). Spunky's narration provides insight into Dog customs and human behavior as well has his frustration when they bring a snobby cat into the family as a friend for Spunky! Readers will laugh at Spunky's observations in this fast-paced family story.