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Lauren Castillo
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You don’t have to love Manhattan to get a kick out of Lauren Castillo’s latest picture book Nana in the City. Lauren sent us this peek into some of the book’s influences. -- Wild Things Sneaky Peeks: Lauren Castillo
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It's not hard to imagine that Lauren Castillo's new picture book 'The Troublemaker' is brimming with mischief. She talks to children's book blogger Julie Danielson about her inspiration for the book as well as her experience working with legendary editor Frances Foster, who sadly passed away earlier this week. http://ow.ly/xWnbF
Kirkus Reviews Blog: Children's: Brimming with Mischief
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Kindle-using friends! I just got word that THE READER is today's Kids Daily Deal. Perfect timing for this upcoming East Coast snowstorm~
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Wishing everyone a very BRIGHT and COLORFUL New Year!
(image from my forthcoming book, Nana in the City; Clarion Books, Fall 2014)
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Yeah, like something super subtle in that picture above. Maybe just his cape flapping loosely in the wind.
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The day is finally here! CITY CAT is now hanging out in bookstores nationwide. Go to your local store, find her, pick her up, and bring her home! She'll be happy (and we hope you will be, too!).

Also, New York friends, there will be a celebration at BookCourt THIS SUNDAY 11/24. Come join us @ 7pm! : )
"Castillo takes no shortcuts, drafting each city's distinctive architecture in soft, pleasing lines. Though there are parallels with Banks's The Cat Who Walked ...
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I have a new little shop : )
Happy July, friends! I've recently set up shop at Society6. I now have art prints, t-shirts, pillows, phone cases, laptop skins, stationary, tote bags and more for sale... Pretty exciting! Please check out my little store if ...
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The Troublemaker Visited the Mary Tyler Moore House with Mr. Schu :)@MrSchuReads
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A big thank you to the lovely Joanna Marple for interviewing me on her wonderful blog!
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Girl in the next book, tony :)
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City Cat was in the NYT the other week! http://laurencastillo.blogspot.com/2013/12/travelers-tails.html
It was a total surprise to discover that CITY CAT had been reviewed in the New York Times a couple weeks ago... and fantastic review to boot! Here is a snippet: "Banks’s verse narrative is as elegant and lithe as her subje...
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Thank you, Beth!
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Entertainment Weekly gives THE READER an "A"! http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20609141_20640279,00.html
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Education
  • School of Visual Arts
    2003 - 2005
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
    1999 - 2003
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Female
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reader. writer. hedgehog doodler.
Introduction
Some books I made: Nana in the City, The Troublemaker, Melvin and the Boy, Yard Sale (w/Eve Bunting), City Cat (w/Kate Banks)
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Author, Illustrator
Employment
  • Self
    Author, Illustrator, 2005 - present
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New York