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Lauren Castillo illustrations, 2016


Held at: Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection [Contact Us]1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Lauren studied illustration at the Maryland Institute College of Art and received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She is the author and illustrator of the 2015 Caldecott Honor winning book, Nana in the City, as well as The Troublemaker and Melvin and the Boy. Lauren has also illustrated several critically acclaimed picture books, including Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley, Yard Sale by Eve Bunting, and City Cat by Kate Banks. She currently draws and dreams in Harrisburg, PA.


Lauren Castillo, Online Portfolio,, accessed 2017 June 21

This collection comprises sketches created by Lauren Castillo for the Free Library of Philadelphia's Summer Reading Game kick-off celebration on June 13, 2016. These sketches relate to the artwork created by Castillo for Twenty Yawns by Jane Smiley.

This collection is arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Works in this collection were donated by Lauren Castillo unless noted.

Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Christopher A. Brown and Cory Kram
Finding Aid Date
2017 June 21
The processing of this collection was made possible through generous funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, administered through the Council on Library and Information Resources’ “Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives” Project.
Access Restrictions

This collection is open to researchers by appointment. Please contact the Curator for information on access.

Use Restrictions

The right of access to material does not imply the right of publication. Permission for reprinting, reproduction, or extensive quotation from the rare books, manuscripts, prints, or drawings must be obtained through written application, stating the use to be made of the material. The reader bears the responsibility for any possible infringement of copyright laws in the publication of such material. A reproduction fee will be charged if the material is to be reproduced in a commercial publication.

Some of the materials in this collection may be too fragile for use without the Curator’s supervision.

Collection Inventory

clrc000449. Bear on Beach, 2016.
Map Case 2 Drawer 9 Folder 3
clrc000450. Bear on Beach - 2, 2016.
Map Case 2 Drawer 9 Folder 3
clrc000451. Bear on Beach - 3, 2016.
Map Case 2 Drawer 9 Folder 3

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