Yard Sale (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763665425, 32pp.
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
When a family has to leave their house and move to a small apartment, it's hard to let go of things--but having one another is what counts. Almost everything Callie's family owns is spread out in their front yard--their furniture, their potted flowers, even Callie's bike. They can't stay in this house, so they're moving to an apartment in the city. The new place is "small but nice," Mom says, and most of their things won't fit, so today they are having a yard sale. But it's kind of hard to watch people buy your stuff, even if you understand why it has to happen. With sensitivity and grace, Eve Bunting and Lauren Castillo portray an event at once familiar and difficult, making clear that a home isn't about what you have, but whom you hold close.
About the Author
Eve Bunting is the author of many beloved books for children, including Smoky Night, illustrated by David Diaz, which won a Caldecott Medal. She lives in Pasadena, California. Lauren Castillo has illustrated many books for children, including Happy Like Soccer by Maribeth Boelts. She lives in Maryland.