Last Stop on Market Street

Last Stop on Market Street

Picture Book - 2015
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A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.
Publisher: New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), [2015]
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK DEL
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Christian - Illustrator
ISBN: 9780399257742


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List - Kindness Matters
SkokieStaff_YS Dec 11, 2018

As CJ and his grandmother take their weekly bus ride to the last stop on Market Street, CJ learns that although they may not have as much as others, there is beauty in the people and everyday things that surround them. By the time they arrive at Market Street to serve food to those in need, CJ un... Read More »

List - Income Inequality
SkokieStaff Aug 17, 2016

For children and families: As CJ accompanies his grandmother on their weekly trip on the bus, he feels out of sorts--why must they take the bus while others have their own cars? This picture book explores inequalities and injustice in a manner children will recognize.

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ArapahoeSteffen Nov 16, 2017

This book won the Newberry and I was skeptical, as this award is traditionally given to picture books. However, this FEELS like a chapter book. The reader has a lot to think about the characters, themes, and language. Christian Robinson's illustrations are as powerful as ever!

VaughanPLLonnie Jan 16, 2017

Take a bus ride through the city to see what, where, who and why our city is great -- diversity.

Aug 23, 2016

The story is sweet, simple and beautiful. Living in the Bay Area, I love seeing kids books that show city life and riding the bus. It was easy for my son to connect with the story (he's 2) and I found it heartwarming.

Jun 18, 2016

In reading to my preschool aged children, this book really stood out to me. The pictures and words were simple, understandable, and easy to relate to. However, the best thing about the book was the plethora of rich life lesson material it presents. As I read this to my kids, I took the opportunity to expound on the book's themes of beauty and appreciation of diversity (age, skin color, clothing, disability, socioeconomic status, etc.), service, kindness, and optimism.

MGBustillo May 20, 2016

Newberry Award winning tale of one boy's journey home from church with his grandmother on the bus.

May 03, 2016

The positive outlook of the grandmother encouraging her grandson to look on the bright side of life...I found this so refreshing! My favorite is when he asks her, "How come it's always so dirty over here?"...and she answers, "Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, C.J., you're a better witness for what's beautiful."

JCLKatieS Feb 29, 2016

This is a sweet story about a boy who is always looking at and wanting what others have. His nana teaches him the importance of finding beauty in everything and everyone around him. Her message is a great one to share with children who are learning how to value the people and things around them.

Jan 20, 2016

This book has caused some talk due to the fact that it is a picture book and it won the Newbery. I try and read the winner each year. This is a nice story about a boy and his grandmother. The grandmother sees the beauty in all things. It tells a nice story and the pictures are very good but the text did not really grab me the way a Newbery winner should

sdodge66 Jan 13, 2016

2016 Newbery Medal winner

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 11, 2016

There's bound to be some chatter about whether or not a picture book should have won this year's Newbery Medal, but setting all that aside, the simple fact is: this is a beautiful book from start to finish, and one worth reading by kids of all ages. So, so lovely.

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ArapahoeStaff2 Jul 27, 2016

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LibrarianDest Jan 28, 2016

Sometimes when you're surrounded by dirt, CJ, you're a better witness for what's beautiful.

Jan 08, 2016

"CJ saw the perfect rainbow arcing over their soup kitchen. he wondered how his nana always found beautiful where he never thought to look"


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Sep 06, 2017

A young boy, CJ, rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.


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