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Pioneer Girl: A Review by Ms. Pang

Pioneer Girl: A Review by Ms. Pang

Have you ever read historical fiction and been consumed by the question of what really happened? If you wondered about the real life of the Ingalls family from the Little House on the Prairie series, Pioneer Girl is the book for you. I grew up reading about Laura, Mary, Pa, Ma, and little baby Grace, their dog Jack, […]

My Favorite Things: Political Fact-Checking Websites

My Favorite Things: Political Fact-Checking Websites

With just over a year until the 2016 presidential elections, we have a broad field of candidates and many debates in our near future. But when you hear the claims and counter-claims the candidates are making, how do you decide what to believe? Luckily, there are increasing numbers of political fact-checking websites, non-partisan political watchdog […]

Four to Read More — New Points of View

Four to Read More — New Points of View

And now we present Four to Read More, mini collections of four books that share some common theme, whether it’s the name of a character, a cover design quirk, or something else. Inspired by Kelly Jensen’s “Three on a YA Theme” series at Book Riot (take a look – we’ll wait!), this series will highlight […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

As you get ready to start the new school year, be sure to schedule time to visit with some of your favorite authors, too! September 4, 7:00pm, @ Kepler’s Are you waiting to find out what happens next with Trial By Fire’s alter-egos, Lily and Lillian? Hear from author Josephine Angelini and check out the sequel: Firewalker. September […]

Boovish Dictionary

Boovish Dictionary

21 May 2015

In honor of Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday and the release of the movie adaptation, Home, Castilleja students compiled a helpful translation guide from Boovish to English (the language of the Boov). Take a look to see what your name means in Boovish! Don’t see yours here? Tell us what it means in […]

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6th Grade Electives Make Book Trailers

19 May 2015

For the final Middle School elective rotation, Mr. Mead’s Stop Motion class and Ms. Gómez’s Books and Movies class joined forces to create video book trailers in stop motion format! Check out some of the videos below. by Lexi T. ’21, Kaavya P. ’21, Megan F. ’21 The 8th Day by Dianne K. Salerni Tobey […]

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Announcing the First Ever Upper School Trivia Night!

08 May 2015

Hey, Upper Schoolers! Need a break from APs, final projects, and final exams? Come to the library’s Trivia Night! This event is for the Upper School only and will be in the library from 3:30 to 6:00pm on Friday, May 15th. Form a team of 3 to 5 people and be ready to answer traditional […]

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Delving Into American History

Delving Into American History

07 May 2015

I love American history. I have enjoyed each of the US History classes I have taken at Castilleja but I have often wished that I could spend more time exploring a specific person or period in history. One example is Eleanor Roosevelt. I was amazed by her confidence, strength, and ideas. In my history class, […]

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Book-Music Pairings

Book-Music Pairings

23 April 2015

Some books just scream for the perfect playlist or song to go with them. Sophia Y. ’19 has your back. The book: Everything Begins And Ends At The Kentucky Club by Benjamin Alire Sáenz The song: Love Love Love by Of Monsters And Men Everything Begins And Ends With Love: Benjamin Alire Sáenz is one […]

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Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

14 April 2015

Spring has sprung, and that means new book babies to adopt and love! See some of your favorite authors up close and get to know some debut ones, too. April 14, 7:30pm, @ Kepler’s Are you one of the many students who read Francisco Jiménez’s fascinating memoir The Circuit? He has more stories to tell. […]

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