Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

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#1 New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
Winner of the Newbery Medal
A Caldecott Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

This award-winning modern classic--a must-have for every child's home library--is an inclusive ode to kindness, empathy, gratitude, and finding joy in unexpected places, and celebrates the special bond between a curious young boy and his loving grandmother.

Every Sunday after church, CJ and his grandma ride the bus across town. But today, CJ wonders why they don't own a car like his friend Colby. Why doesn't he have an iPod like the boys on the bus? How come they always have to get off in the dirty part of town? Each question is met with an encouraging answer from grandma, who helps him see the beauty--and fun--in their routine and the world around them.

This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share, and comes to life through Matt de la Pe a's vibrant text and Christian Robinson's radiant illustrations.

Author: Matt de la Peña
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Published: 01/08/2015
Pages: 32
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.78lbs
Size: 10.60h x 8.80w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9780399257742
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.3
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 171387 / Last Stop on Market Street

Award: North Carolina Children's Book Award - Nominee
Award: Kentucky Bluegrass Award - Nominee
Award: E.B. White Read Aloud Award - Honor Book
Award: Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award - Nominee
Award: Caldecott Medal - Honor Book
Award: Newbery Medal - Winner
Award: Coretta Scott King Award - Honor Book
Award: Cybils - Finalist
Award: Charlotte Zolotow Award - Honor Book
Award: Charlotte Huck Award for Outstanding Fiction for Children - Recommended

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/27/2014
Kirkus Reviews 11/01/2014
School Library Journal 11/01/2014 pg. 81
Shelf Awareness 01/23/2015
New York Times Book Review 01/18/2015 pg. 18
Booklist 02/01/2015 pg. 46
BookPage 01/01/2015
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 01/01/2015
Horn Book Magazine 03/01/2015 pg. 71
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 02/01/2015 pg. 306
PW Best Children's Books 11/02/2015 pg. 46
Kirkus Best Picture Books 11/15/2015 pg. 52
PW Children's Starred Reviews 12/02/2015 pg. 27
NY Times Notable Bks of Year 12/06/2015 pg. 34
School Library Journal 02/01/2017

About the Author
Matt de la Peña is the Newbery Medal-winning author of Last Stop on Market Street. He is also the author of the award-winning picture books Carmela Full of Wishes, Love, and A Nation's Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis, and seven critically acclaimed young adult novels. Matt teaches creative writing and visits schools and colleges throughout the country. You can visit Matt at mattdelapena.com, or on Twitter and Instagram @mattdelapena.

Christian Robinson received a Caldecott Honor and a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor for his art in Last Stop on Market Street. He is the author and illustrator of the picture books Another and You Matter, and he has illustrated many more, including Carmela Full of Wishes, the Gaston and Friends series, School's First Day of School, and The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade. You can visit Christian at theartoffun.com, or follow him on Twitter @theartoffunnews and on Instagram @theartoffun.