Yard Sale by Eve Bunting

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Read Yard Sale Online Free - 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.

Title : Yard Sale
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ISBN : 0763665428
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 pages


Lisa rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 09, 2015

YIKES! This was flipping awful! Yes the art was lovely, but my goodness, what a downer! As far as I can tell, it's about a family who is foreclosing on their home and forcing their child to sell pretty much all of her things for about 50 cents at the world's most depressing yard sale on record, i...

paula rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 11, 2015

And there you go. I often find Eve Bunting's issue-oriented books to be kind of lugubriously heavy-handed. I mean, we just HAD riots in Baltimore, and STILL I find Smoky Night needlessly alarming. STILL I would not recommend it to a parent. One Green Apple, in which a recent immigrant to America...

Amanda rated it ★★☆☆☆

April 16, 2015

Yikes. While I understand that this is an idea that is relevant now, I now feel TOTALLY depressed after reading it (despite the positive words on the last page). Poor frightened little girl character who acts in an unrealistically adult fashion at the end. Poor adult characters who don't engage i...

Kandice rated it ★★☆☆☆

June 08, 2015

I don't even know what to make of Yard Sale; who was the audience for which it was intended? I can't imagine reading it to a young child who might freak out over the possibility of losing their home and precious bike (for $5!?!?!?! Seriously parents! Find room for the darn bike!). Apparently, the...

Carrie rated it ★★★★★

July 10, 2015

When I first heard about this book, I was so very excited. So many of my all time favourite picture books have been written by Eve Bunting. So many of the books I have loved lately have been illustrated by Lauren Castillo. A book with their combined talents? What could be better? Well, that is a...

Linda rated it ★★★★★

May 04, 2015

Little Callie’s family is having a yard sale. They’re moving to a smaller place, an apartment, and need to get rid of quite a few things. The underlying message is that they’ve lost their home. There’s a little bit of money talk between Callie and her next-door neighbor friend. Neither really und...

Tasha rated it ★★★★★

June 01, 2015

Callie's family is moving from their house into a small apartment, so they are having a yard sale. It's a bright sunny day but Callie is filled with mixed feelings as she sees all of the parts of their lives out in the front yard for sale. Callie has visited their new apartment and seen where she...

Kristine rated it ★★★★☆

September 28, 2015

How do you explain to children that you need to move because you can't afford to stay where you are? Well, maybe you don't give the kids the details, but they overhear and become frightened easily in this kind of situation. Maybe this book can be a bit reassuring - especially over things like dow...

Kendra rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2016

What is it about Eve Bunting? Not only is she one of a very few children's book authors to cover hard (and SO IMPORTANT) subjects, but she does it without being emotionally manipulative, or trite, or corny. She just tells it like it is. And it's so, so heartbreaking. And so, so beautiful. I'm ver...

Kendra rated it ★★★★★

February 03, 2015

I know it's only February but this might be the best picture book of the year. It will be very hard to bea. The story addresses an issue many children experience with detailing the cause of the situation, thereby making it applicable to and accessible for a larger audience. Just love this book so...

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