Lauren Castillo illustrations 2016


Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection
Call Number
Castillo, Lauren, 1981-
Lauren Castillo illustrations, 2016
2.8 Linear feet
This collection of original artwork was created by Lauren Castillo for the Free Library of Philadelphia's Summer Reading 2016 kick-off event.
Cite as
[Description and date of item], [Box and folder number], Lauren Castillo illustrations, 2016, Free Library of Philadelphia, Children’s Literature Research Collection.

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.

Publication Information:

Free Library of Philadelphia: Children's Literature Research Collection, 2017 June 21

Finding Aid Author:

Finding aid prepared by Christopher A. Brown and Cory Kram


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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

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

Personal Name(s)
  • Castillo, Lauren, 1981-
  • Art
  • Artists
  • Children's authors--21st century
  • Children's literature--21st century
  • Illustrated children's books--21st century
  • Women artists
  Date Map-case Drawer Folder
Twenty Yawns 2016
Bear on Beach 2016 2
Bear on Beach - 2 2016 2
Bear on Beach - 3 2016 2

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