Author Archive for Casey


Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019

I hear the leveling question often during the summer months, so I thought this information would be useful to repost. Have you ever come to the children's desk and asked "Where can I find the level 1 books?" or "Where are your books with a Lexile...

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

I would like to thank everyone who has taken the time to read all about the Mock Awards cycle at ICPL, and everyone who cast a vote in this year's Mock Youth Media Awards! Please be sure to check back here on Monday January, 28th as we will be...

Friday, Jan 18, 2019

The last of ICPL's 2019 Mock Caldecott titles is "Stop that Yawn" , written by Caron Levis and illustrated by LeUyen Pham . From the outset of this title it is clear that this is not your ordinary, quiet bedtime tale. Gabby Wild's story starts on...

Friday, Jan 11, 2019

This week we are taking a look at Raúl Colón’s wordless title, 'Imagine' . Following a young boy as he travels to and through the Museum of Modern Art , 'Imagine' is a visual fantasy tour of New York and of individual creativity. The book opens...

Friday, Jan 4, 2019

This week's mock Caldecott title is Yuyi Morales's "Dreamers" . Part memoir, part ode to reading, books, and libraries--I've been casually referring to this one with other staff as 'medal bait' with good reason. In telling us her own immigration...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018

This week's Mock Caldecott title is "The Stuff of Stars"  written by Marion Dane Bauer and illustrated by Caldecott Honor winner and Coretta Scott King Award recipient, Ekua Holmes. In short, this is a book about the birth of the universe, told...

Friday, Dec 21, 2018

This week's Mock Caldecott title is Grace Lin's, "A Big Mooncake for Little Star"  . Grace Lin is a well known author and activist in the kidlit world.  She runs a site and podcast called Kidlit Women   in which she interviews prominent creators...

Friday, Dec 14, 2018

This week's Mock Caldecott selection is Evan Turk's "Heartbeat "  . In this lovely tribute to the majesty of whales, we follow an orphaned whale calf through nearly two hundred years of human development. From whale oil candles and machine gun oil...

Friday, Dec 7, 2018

 This week for ICPL's Mock Caldecott, I'm taking a look at the Fan Brothers' Ocean Meets Sky . This sibling duo has been featured in ICPL's Mock Caldecott every year that we've had one, starting with their debut picture book, The Night Gardener ....

Friday, Nov 30, 2018

The next title up for review in ICPL's 2019 Mock Caldecott is Jessica Love's debut picture book,  "Julián is a Mermaid" . Utilizing very sparse text, Love relies heavily on her lustrous illustrations for her narrative. In fact, there are only 92...

About Casey

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Casey buys books for ICPL's youngest readers, however, she enjoys reading books of all shapes and sizes. You can generally find her at the Children's Desk, out and about at one of our area preschools or providing programming in house.