Beautiful Picture Books To Read With Your Child

Posted on July 12, 2018

by Patti L

Last Stop on Market Street written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Last stop on Market Street / by Matt de la Peña ; 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!

This is just of the great books on the 101 Picture Book Challenge list. It is available in Book (print), DVD, eBook, eVideo and Read-Along eVideo.

If you like “Last Stop on Market Street,” you may also enjoy the following …

Children’s Picture Books Written by Matt de la Pena

Love / Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Loren Long
Miguel and the grand harmony / written by Newbery Medal winner Matt de la Peña ; illustrated by Ana Ramírez
“Love” written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Loren Long

Book | eBook

“Miguel and the Grand Harmony” written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Ana Ramirez

Book | eBook | eBook Spanish

Children’s Picture Books Illustrated by Christian Robinson

Rain! / story by Linda Ashman ; pictures by Christian Robinson
Little penguins / words by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Christian Robinson
Antoinette / words by Kelly DiPuccio ; pictures by Christian Robinson
“Rain!” written by Linda Ashman and illustrated by Christian Robinson

Book | eBook

“Little Penguins” written by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Christian Robinson


“Antoinette” written by Kelly Dipucchio and illustrated by Christian Robinson


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.

101 Picture Book Challenge book cover collage - Toledo Lucas County Public Library

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.

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