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Four to Read More — Doomsday Cults

Four to Read More — Doomsday Cults

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 […]

Boovish Dictionary

Boovish Dictionary

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 […]

Delving Into American History

Delving Into American History

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, […]

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

Upcoming Bay Area Literary Events

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. […]

6th Grade Electives Make Book Trailers

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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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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Four to Read More — Girls Disguised As Boys

Four to Read More — Girls Disguised As Boys

31 March 2015

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 […]

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Thank You To All–Another Successful Edible Book Festival!

Thank You To All–Another Successful Edible Book Festival!

31 March 2015

Yesterday, Casti celebrated our 2nd annual Edible Book Festival. We played literary games, decorated cupcakes, and viewed (and then ate) many very edible books! Without a doubt, however, the highlight of the afternoon was viewing the Edible Book Contest entries and voting for favorites. The almost sixty creations submitted made it difficult to chose, but in the […]

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Non-Perishable Food Drive by WWS Club-Part of the Edible Book Festival

Non-Perishable Food Drive by WWS Club-Part of the Edible Book Festival

13 March 2015

Do you remember the Edible Books Festival that the library hosted last year? Well now it’s back, in all of its glory, but with an awesome, community action themed addition! The We Won’t Stop Club, working in collaboration with the library, is hosting a book themed food drive, with proceeds going to the Ecumenical Hunger […]

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