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Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson
A young boy’s journey on a city bus with his grandmother opens his eyes to the beauty all around him. With engaging text and pictures, this book for all ages shows the beauty in everyday things through a grandmother talking to her young grandson on a city bus. Why do we take the bus? Why don’t we have a car? he asks. Grandmother points out the wonderful, simple things all around them. Great to read with a child!
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Children's Picture Books Written by Matt de la Pena
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Children's Picture Books Illustrated by Christian Robinson
"Rain!" written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christian Robinson
"Little Penguins" written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Christian Robinson
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What is the 101 Picture Book Challenge?
The 101 Picture Book Challenge is for anyone at any age. Librarians hand picked the titles on the list which includes classics, new titles and everything in between.
To get started, register online. You can track your progress online or if you prefer a paper log booklet, pick one up at your neighborhood Library. The books are organized into categories but you can read the books in any order and at your own pace. When you read all 101 titles, you earn a free picture book (while supplies last).
This is the latest in a series of blog posts exploring some of the things we love about these books.