3: Last Stop on Market Street


In our third episode, we review  by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson. We all loved this book! From its heartwarming messages to its fun and simple illustrations, Last Stop on Market Street is not only for young readers but also readers who are young at heart. Our favorite Goodreads book critic, Benji gives this book 5 stars, and we agree! This book definitely deserved the Newbery Medal!

Show Notes:

  • Snow storms, rainfall and using back tracks for children’s Christmas programs
  • Mandy actually read the entire book this time!
  • Is this book the first or second picture book to win the Newbery Medal?
  • Newbery, Coretta Scott King, Caldecott, oh my!
  • Mandy has something in common with Matt de la Pena!
  • What do Doug (from  Pixar’s Up) and Christian Robinson have in common?
  • Get your face out of your phone!
  • Picture books are cool too!
  • Anyone can contribute to their community
  • Sandy’s example (Lauren & Mandy’s Mom)
  • For more on how de la Pena and Robinson got connected go to 2:20 on the YouTube video posted below
  • The spotted dog (4:33 of YouTube video posted below)
  • Christian Robinson’s artistic style
  • We discuss the 2016 honor books and why we feel this book won the Newbery Medal
  • Mandy’s official review: “Right. In. The. Feels.”
  • We discuss our favorite picture books as kids
  • Mandy shares her love of reading on the bathroom commode
  • Comment on our social media and tell us what your favorite picture book is!
  • Please leave us a review on iTunes!
  • Our next book is The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, the 2015 Newbery Medal winner


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*Intro music: “Feeling Good” by Royalty Free Copyright Music