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Recommended by The New York Times Book Review Editors and authors of How to Raise a Reader.
Ages 6 and up
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 Pena’s vibrant text and Christian Robinson’s radiant illustrations.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
A Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015
I think this book is a great reminder of the central themes in life: The importance of community, kindness, giving back and being thankful. A message that everyone can relate to no matter where they live. My ten year old really liked the book and thought it was a good reminder that community is important. -Stephanie, Pre-K Teacher and mom of 2 girls, Virginia Beach, VA