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Cathryn Falwell

A Space for Me

A Space for Me

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Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Choices, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Alex needs a break from his pesky little brother, Lucas, so he creates a space for himself, but soon realizes that he and Lucas need time together too.

It's just not fair! Alex's big sister has her own room, but Alex has to share a room with their little brother, Lucas, who makes noise, plays with Alex's toys, and takes over both sides of their room. One day, when Lucas breaks Alex's favorite dragon, spills all the crayons, and throws puzzle pieces into the air, Alex has had enough!

All Alex wants is a quiet space for himself. In the backyard he creates the perfect spot to read, play, think, and dream. But when Lucas misses him, Alex helps his brother build his own special space too. Some days Alex spends time in his space by himself. Some days Lucas plays in his space by himself. And some days the brothers play in their room--a space for both of them together.

Author: Cathryn Falwell
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Published: 02/25/2020
Pages: 32
Weight: 0.90lbs
Size: 10.20h x 8.80w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781620149638

Review Citation(s):
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2019
Booklist 12/15/2019 pg. 103
School Library Journal 01/01/2020 pg. 56
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2020 pg. 113
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2020 - Superior,Well Above Average
About the Author
CATHRYN FALWELLis the author and illustrator of twenty-five picture books. In her stories, she loves to encourage children to explore nature and foster their imaginative play as a way to develop empathy and nurture their social-emotional learning. Falwell lives alongside a small pond in Maine and has a special place--her very own treehouse--that she happily shares with her grandchildren. You can find her online at cathrynfalwellbooks website. Cathryn Falwell has written and illustrated many award-winning books for children, among them Lee & Low's Rainbow Stew, David's Drawings, and Butterflies for Kiri, a Choices selection from the Cooperative Children's Book Center. Falwell lives in Gorham, Maine, with her family. To find out more about Cathryn Falwell, visit her website: cathrynfalwellbooks website.
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