Picture Books about Grandparents

Grandad's Camper Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499811933
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Published: little bee books - April 6th, 2021

A Stonewall Honor Book

Best Illustrated Book -- Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2022

"As warm and friendly as a kind grandparent." Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

"For the hope for new adventures, and the glimpse of intergenerational kindness and understanding, this lovely book should be on every shelf."


Bird House Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419744082
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 20th, 2021

Grandpa Across the Ocean Cover Image
By Hyewon Yum, Hyewon Yum (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419742255
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Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 27th, 2021

Though separated by language, age, and an ocean, a child and grandparent find common ground in this warm, witty picture book

Grandpa lives on the other side of the ocean.
He takes naps all the time. He eats different foods. He speaks an unfamiliar language. His house is the most boring place on Earth!
Or is it?


Grandmas Are Greater Than Great Cover Image
By James Solheim, Derek Desierto (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062671233
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Published: Greenwillow Books - February 9th, 2021

Millions of grandmas have led to one very, very special and unique person—you!

A humorous, animated, and informative look at the lasting power of ancestors. Explore families, generations, and girl power in this heartfelt collaboration between James Solheim and bestselling illustrator Derek Desierto.


Free Cover Image
By Sam Usher, Sam Usher (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536217049
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Published: Templar - April 20th, 2021

The first in a new quartet of enchanting picture books where a boy and his beloved grandad discover the wonder of the natural world


Grandma and Me in the Kitchen (Little Chef) Cover Image
By Danielle Kartes, Annie Wilkinson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728214153
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - April 7th, 2020

Welcome to the world of Little Chef where kids are empowered in the kitchen and the best memories are made with the people they love, created by Danielle Kartes of Rustic Joyful Food From food preparation and beginner kitchen skills to simple starter recipes, this grandma and me cookbook is the perfect tool to introduce kids ages 4 and up to the joys of cooking.

Time spent with Grandma making something delicious is the most fun

A grandma storybook unlike any other The perfect cooking and baking gift for the grandma who means so much to you and your little chefs, this kids cookbook is full of foods they will both love to cook together Kids will feel proud of what they cook up while strengthening that special familial bond.

Along with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts are tips for creating traditions and finding ways to celebrate the everyday wonderfulness of just being together. This new series from author and food stylist Danielle Kartes of Rustic Joyful Food is sure to please the littlest of chefs through the shared joy of cooking


Grandpa and Me Learn to Cook Together (Little Chef) Cover Image
By Danielle Kartes, Annie Wilkinson (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9781728214184
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - May 1st, 2020


A wonderful gift to give to Grandpa this Father's Day to spend quality time together and celebrate your special bond

Welcome to the world of Little Chef, where kids are empowered in the kitchen and the best memories are made with the people they love.

Time spent with Grandpa making something delicious is the most fun

This cookbook, made just for Grandpa and his little chefs, is full of foods they will both love to cook together Kids will feel proud of what they cook up while strengthening that special familial bond.

Along with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts are tips for creating traditions and finding ways to celebrate the everyday wonderfulness of just being together. This new series from author, food stylist, and recipe Danielle Kartes is sure to please the littlest of chefs through the shared joy of cooking


I Really Want to See You, Grandma: (Books for Grandparents, Gifts for Grandkids, Taro Gomi Book) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781452161587
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 3rd, 2018


Yumi and her grandmother have the same great idea: They want to see each other. So they each head out to do just that, only to completely miss each other along the way! No problem—they'll just head back home and wait for the other to return. The trouble is that they have the same great idea—again—resulting in the ultimate missed connection! Will this duo ever find each other? Leave it to bestselling author-illustrator Taro Gomi to spin an action-packed story that sweetly, and humorously, celebrates the powerful grandparent-child bond.


Nana Akua Goes to School Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525581130
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Published: Anne Schwartz Books - June 16th, 2020


In this moving story that celebrates cultural diversity, a shy girl brings her West African grandmother--whose face bears traditional tribal markings--to meet her classmates. This is a perfect read for back to school--no matter what that looks like!

It is Grandparents Day at Zura's elementary school, and the students are excited to introduce their grandparents and share what makes them special. Aleja's grandfather is a fisherman. Bisou's grandmother is a dentist. But Zura's Nana, who is her favorite person in the world, looks a little different from other grandmas. Nana Akua was raised in Ghana, and, following an old West African tradition, has tribal markings on her face. Worried that her classmates will be scared of Nana--or worse, make fun of her--Zura is hesitant to bring her to school. Nana Akua knows what to do, though. With a quilt of traditional African symbols and a bit of face paint, Nana Akua is able to explain what makes her special, and to make all of Zura's classmates feel special, too.


Nana Says I Will Be Famous One Day Cover Image
By Ann Stott, Andrew Joyner (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763695606
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Published: Candlewick - August 4th, 2020

School event? Ball game? Nana is there. But who will cheer on Nana after she takes a tumble? A sweet and spirited intergenerational story.

Nana cheers the loudest at her grandson’s basketball game. She dances in the aisles at the spring concert. She yells at the umpire that he needs to get his eyes checked when he doesn’t call the strikes her grandson pitches. But when this go-go-go grandmother takes a tumble trying to get a front-row seat at the basketball game, it’s her grandson who roots her on in her recovery. Author Ann Stott celebrates our families’ biggest fans in a lively first-person narrative from the grandchild’s point of view. Andrew Joyner’s illustrations are as energetic and upbeat as Nana, who sparks much comic action, purse by her side. Filled with humor and heart, this tale will have readers — especially grandparents and their grandchildren — whistling and woo-hoo-ing!


Stop That Yawn! Cover Image
By Caron Levis, LeUyen Pham (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481441797
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 16th, 2018

Pack your toothbrushes, but leave your pajamas and pillows behind for this one-of-a-kind bedtime story from Ida, Always author Caron Levis and bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham. And whatever you do…DON’T YAWN!

Gabby Wild has had enough of bedtime. Yawn, curl, snuggle, snore—what a bore!

So instead of tucking in, she jets out—with poor Granny in tow—to a place where beds are for bouncing, hushes are shushed, and it’s never too late for ice cream. But sometimes, even when you grit your teeth and seal your lips, it’s impossible to stop that…YAWN!

There’s a yawn on the loose! Can Gabby stop that yawn from spreading the snooze, or will it be lights out for Never Sleeping City?


Grandma's Gardens Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593115350
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Published: Philomel Books - March 31st, 2020

From mother-daughter team Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton comes a celebration of family, tradition and discovery, and an ode to mothers, grandmothers and the children they love.

Grandma Dorothy shared her love of gardens with her daughter, Hillary, and her granddaughter, Chelsea. She taught them that gardens are magical places to learn, exciting spaces for discovery, quiet spots to spend time with family and beautiful areas to share stories and celebrate special occasions. But most of all, she taught them that in her gardens, her love grew and blossomed.

In this inspiring and heartwarming mother-daughter story, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton team up to show readers how sharing the things we love with the people we love can create powerful, everlasting bonds between generations.

Praise for Grandma's Gardens:

"A deeply affectionate tribute to the bounty of nature and the love of gardening." --Publishers Weekly

"Filled with mindfulness, the story inspires children to reflect on family and keep memories alive." --Booklist


Los jardines de la abuela Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593115381
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Published: Philomel Books - March 31st, 2020

¿Qué compartes con las personas a las que quieres?

Abuela Dorothy compartió su amor por los jardines con su hija Hillary y con su nieta Chelsea. Les enseñó que los jardines son lugares mágicos de aprendizaje, asombrosos espacios para el descubrimiento, puntos de encuentro con la familia y bellas áreas donde compartir historias y celebrar acontecimientos especiales. Pero, sobre todo, les enseñó que en su jardín su amor crecía y florecía.

En esta inspiradora y reconfortante historia de madre-hija, Hillary Rodham Clinton y Chelsea Clinton se unen para mostrar a los lectores cómo compartir las cosas que amamos con las personas que queremos puede crear fuertes y eternos vínculos entre generaciones.


Hey Grandude! Cover Image
By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525648673
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2019

This #1 New York Times bestselling picture book adventure from Paul McCartney is perfect for Father’s Day or any day when you’re looking to celebrate the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to!

See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin!

Meet Grandude--a super-cool grandfather who is an intrepid explorer with some amazing tricks up his sleeve. Grandude is a one-of-a-kind traveler! With his magic compass, he whisks his four grandkids off on whirlwind adventures, taking them all around the globe. Join them as they ride flying fish, dodge stampedes, and escape avalanches! Brought to life with gloriously colorful illustrations from talented artist Kathryn Durst, Hey Grandude is the perfect bedtime story for little explorers and an ideal gift for Father’s Day.


Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border Cover Image
By Mitali Perkins, Sara Palacios (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780374303730
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - September 10th, 2019

From award-winning author Mitali Perkins and illustrator Sara Palacios comes Between Us and Abuela, a timely debut picture book about love overcoming the border fences between Mexico and the United States.

It's almost time for Christmas, and Maria is traveling with her mother and younger brother, Juan, to visit their grandmother on the border of California and Mexico.

For the few minutes they can share together along the fence, Maria and her brother plan to exchange stories and Christmas gifts with the grandmother they haven't seen in years. But when Juan's gift is too big to fit through the slats in the fence, Maria has a brilliant idea. She makes it into a kite that soars over the top of the iron bars.

Here is a heartwarming tale of multi-cultural families, and the miracle of love.


Our Favorite Day Cover Image
By Joowon Oh, Joowon Oh (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536203578
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Published: Candlewick - August 16th, 2019

Charmingly detailed illustrations help tell a touching tale of the bond between grandparent and grandchild in a quiet yet powerful debut.

Thursdays are my favorite days.”

Mine, too.”

Every morning Papa follows his normal routine. He drinks his tea, waters his plants, tidies up, and takes the bus into town. Papa enjoys his daily tasks, but there’s one day each week that is extra special. That’s the day he might visit the craft store, get two orders of dumplings to go, and possibly pick some flowers he sees along the path. With its spare text and wonderfully warm watercolor and cut-paper illustrations just begging to be pored over, Joowon Oh’s tale of the singular love between a grandfather and granddaughter will nestle within the heart of every reader.


Nanna's Button Tin Cover Image
By Dianne Wolfer, Heather Potter (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780763680961
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Published: Candlewick - August 7th, 2018

Each button in Nanna’s tin prompts the sharing of a memory in a welcoming story captured in warm, expressively detailed illustrations.

Nanna’s button tin is very special. It holds buttons of all shapes and sizes, and they all have a different story to tell. When her granddaughter shakes all the buttons onto the floor and starts to sort, she finds a tiny yellow circle that was on the baby jacket she wore home from the hospital, as Nanna remembers. She sees a button shaped like a bear, from a sweater that Nanna knit for her when she turned three. There’s even a sparkly green button from the dress that Nanna had on when she first met Pop. But today, one button in particular is needed, a button that must be just the right size and right shape: a button for Teddy.


Leila in Saffron Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781534425644
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Published: Salaam Reads / Simon & Schuster Books for You - June 18th, 2019

“Glorious.” —Kirkus Reviews

A colorful journey of self-discovery and identity, this sweet, vibrant picture book follows young Leila as she visits her grandmother’s house for their weekly family dinner, and finds parts of herself and her heritage in the family, friends, and art around her.

Sometimes I’m not sure if I like being me.

When Leila looks in the mirror, she doesn’t know if she likes what she sees. But when her grandmother tells her the saffron beads on her scarf suit her, she feels a tiny bit better. So, Leila spends the rest of their family dinner night on the lookout for other parts of her she does like.

Follow Leila’s journey as she uses her senses of sight, smell, taste, touch to seek out the characteristics that make up her unique identity, and finds reasons to feel proud of herself, just as she is.


Maud and Grand-Maud Cover Image
By Sara O'Leary, Kenard Pak (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399554582
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - August 18th, 2020

This sweet story captures the singular experience of a visit with Grandma, especially when you share a name - a perfect gift for Mother's Day!

Here is a celebration of the unique bond between grandparents and grandchildren. Maud loves the weekends when she stays at her grandma's house. There's always breakfast for supper, matching nightgowns, black-and-white movies, and--best of all--someone to listen to her dreams for her life as a grown-up. But what makes the visits extra special is what Grand-Maud has hidden in an old chest under Maud's bed. She may find a paint set, a toy, homemade cookies, or hand-knit mittens or sweaters. Best of all is when Maud finds something that belonged to Grand-Maud when she was a little girl. In this story of family togetherness, Maud wants to be just like Grand-Maud when she grows up.


Grandpa Grumps Cover Image
By Katrina Moore, Xindi Yan (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781499808865
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Published: little bee books - April 7th, 2020

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting from China, and try as she might, Daisy can't get her grumpy grandpa to smile!

Daisy's Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they'll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined. Throughout the week, she tries all sorts of things to get him past his grumpiness. Will she be able to make him smile before he goes home?

Kids will love this funny and heartwarming story about overcoming cultural differences and connecting across generations!


When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781454932321
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Published: Union Square Kids - March 31st, 2020

In this delightful story, by the same author who wrote When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree, a boy is disappointed with his grandfather's gift--until he learns he can use it to build exactly what he wanted with his own two hands, and a little help from grandpa, of course

 

You asked for a special house for your dolls; but instead Grandpa gives you a toolbox What do you do? Launching it into outer space is a bad idea. So is feeding it to a T. rex Instead, be patient, pay attention, and you might find that you're pretty handy. And just maybe, with grandpa's help, you'll get that dollhouse after all. This clever story celebrates kindness, hard work, and community, as well as variety in gender expression: the male main character proudly engages in activities that might be considered typically girl (playing with dolls) and typically boy (building with tools).


When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781454923817
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Published: Union Square Kids - March 5th, 2019

When Grandma gives you a lemon tree, definitely don't make a face Care for the tree, and you might be surprised at how new things, and new ideas, bloom.

 

"Charms from cover to cover." --Kirkus (Starred review)

 

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." In this imaginative take on that popular saying, a child is surprised (and disappointed) to receive a lemon tree from Grandma for her birthday. After all, she DID ask for a new gadget But when she follows the narrator's careful--and funny--instructions, she discovers that the tree might be exactly what she wanted after all. This clever story, complete with a recipe for lemonade, celebrates the pleasures of patience, hard work, nature, community . . . and putting down the electronic devices just for a while.


Grandpa's Top Threes Cover Image
By Wendy Meddour, Daniel Egneus (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781536211252
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Published: Candlewick - September 3rd, 2019

A young boy’s original game coaxes a grieving grandpa to reconnect with the world in a touching intergenerational story of love and resilience.

Henry loves talking with Grandpa, but Grandpa has stopped listening. Mom says to just give him time. But Henry wants to talk to Grandpa now. So Henry tries his favorite game: Top Threes. And something amazing happens: Grandpa starts talking again. Out of a tale of favorite sandwiches and zoo animals, outings and trains, emerges a moving story about love, loss, and the wonder of grannies and grandpas.


Grama’s Hug Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781624149269
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Published: Page Street Kids - January 28th, 2020

May and Grama are a team. They do everything together, from inventing creative projects to going birdwatching to preparing for the annual space fair. And they never, ever say goodbye without a hug. May’s love of science takes her far as her inventions win year after year, helped by Grama’s support, effort, and love. She travels to space camp and eventually beyond, earning her spot as the first kid astronaut to journey into space. As May prepares for her mission to explore the cosmos, she seems ready to go without looking back, making Grama worried that she will leave without a hug.

 

This picture book explores the importance of treasuring even the smallest moments with people you love with heartwarming illustrations, expressive characters, and delightful touches of whimsy.


Grandparents Cover Image
By Chema Heras, Rosa Osuna (Illustrator)
$17.95
ISBN: 9781771645669
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Published: Greystone Kids - May 5th, 2020


In this funny and heartwarming picture book, a grandfather shows his love and appreciation for a grandmother as he persuades her to attend a local dance with him.

"Fun and feisty--these memorable characters are a delight to know and revisit."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Grandfather is tending his garden when a loudspeaker announces a dance in the local park. He asks Grandmother to join him, but she has many reasons to delay their outing: she needs to put eyeliner around her eyes--which are as sad as a moonless night--and color in her hair--which is as gray as an autumn cloud. Grandfather counters with loving arguments of his own: her sad eyes look like stars and her hair is as perfect and white as a summer cloud.

Playful illustrations complement this touching banter, which culminates in a trip to the dance where Grandmother tells Grandfather, "You are as pretty as the moon."


Grandmother School Cover Image
By Rina Singh, Ellen Rooney (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781459819054
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - May 5th, 2020

This brilliantly illustrated picture book tells the story of the Aajibaichi Shala, the Grandmother School, that was opened in Phangane, India, in 2016 to teach local grandmothers how to read and write.


A Gift from Abuela Cover Image
By Cecilia Ruiz, Cecilia Ruiz (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763692674
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Published: Candlewick - August 7th, 2018

In her first book for children, Cecilia Ruiz illuminates how things can change — and the importance of holding on to our dearest relationships when they do.

The first time Abuela holds Nina, her heart overflows with tenderness. And as Nina grows up, she and Abuela spend plenty of time together. Abuela can’t help thinking how much she’d like to give Nina a very special treat, so she saves a little bit of her money every week — a few pesos here, a few pesos there. When the world turns upside down, Abuela’s dream of a surprise for Nina seems impossible. Luckily, time spent together — and the love Abuela and Nina have for each other — could turn out to be the very best gift of all. With a soft and subtle hand, author-illustrator Cecilia Ruiz draws from her own history to share a deeply personal tale about remembering what’s most important when life starts to get in the way.


The Truth About Grandparents Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316424721
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

In this perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren alike, a loving child reveals the truth behind assumptions that old people just aren't any fun.

Grandparents are slow. Grandparents are scared of new things. And grandparents definitely don't dance -- right? A simple, playful storyline that children will love anticipating makes this a perfect read-aloud for modern families to share together. With sly humor and breezy, dynamic artwork in the tradition of Quentin Blake, this book is a fresh celebration of the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.


Silas' Seven Grandparents Cover Image
By Anita Horrocks, Helen Flook (Illustrator)
$10.95
ISBN: 9781459816404
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Published: Orca Book Publishers - October 10th, 2017

Most of the time, Silas loves having seven grandparents. Each of them has something unique and valuable to offer. They take him to amusement parks, museums, dog shows and camping. But when Silas' parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them. One Silas can't be with seven different grandparents at the same time How can he choose one without hurting the others' feelings?

 

Silas' Seven Grandparents is a fun and loving story about having multiple sets of grandparents and stepgrandparents as a result of divorce and remarriage. Silas' grandparents enjoy exposing him to a variety of interests, values and cultures. But problems arise when Silas feels he can't be everywhere at once. In the end, it's Silas' sensitive, inclusive nature that brings everyone together.


Mango, Abuela, and Me Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763695132
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Published: Candlewick - October 3rd, 2017

“A poignant tale of intergenerational connection, transition, and patience. . . . Heartfelt, layered, and beautiful.” — Booklist (starred review)

Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. While they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English, and Mia learns some Spanish, too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn enough words to tell Mia her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet-shop window and has the perfecto idea for how to help them all communicate a little better. Here is an endearing tale that speaks loud and clear about the love that binds families across the generations.


Mango, Abuela y yo Cover Image
By Meg Medina, Angela Dominguez (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763680992
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Published: Candlewick - August 25th, 2015

When a little girl’s far-away grandmother comes to stay, love and patience transcend language in a tender story written by acclaimed author Meg Medina. Spanish language edition.

Mia’s abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can’t read the words inside. So while they cook, Mia helps Abuela learn English (“Dough. Masa”), and Mia learns some Spanish too, but it’s still hard for Abuela to learn the words she needs to tell Mia all her stories. Then Mia sees a parrot in the pet shop window and has the perfectoidea for how to help them all communicate a little better. An endearing tale from an award-winning duo that speaks loud and clear about learning new things and the love that bonds family members.


The Grandma Book Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780316070416
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 12th, 2011

Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.


The Grandpa Book Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316070430
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - May 17th, 2011

With his notable and characteristic vibrant illustrations and simple, but poignant text, Todd Parr celebrates the special bond between grandparents and grandchildren. From golfing Grandpas to Grandpas who wiggle their ears, tell stories, and give kisses, this book is a tribute to all the different kinds of Grandpas in the world.

Parr's messages are funny and reassuring, making this the perfect book for celebrating grandfathers every day. With Parr's trademark bold, bright colors and silly scenes, children will be inspired to appreciate their grandmothers and all the things they do.

The Grandpa Book is designed to encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism, and promote character growth.


Wrinkles Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781838660161
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Published: Phaidon Press - September 25th, 2019

A lyrical, poignant ode to wrinkles and the stories they tell, by the world renowned photographer and public artist JR

This first-ever picture book by internationally acclaimed artist-photographer JR allows young readers to consider the lives and stories of the older people around them. Memories, experiences, and emotions are touched on in a welcoming way, creating the perfect conversation-starter between children and their elders. Evocative black-and-white photographs of faces and simple, poignant read-aloud text consider the literal and lyrical meaning of wrinkles, leaving readers of all ages with a well-justified appreciation of aging and natural beauty. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, opening in October 2019.


I Love My Glam-Ma! Cover Image
By Samantha Berger, Sujean Rim (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781338151831
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Published: Orchard Books - September 3rd, 2019

A celebration of EVERY grandma's glamorous ways -- and the special love that glam-mas share with everything they do!

"Glam-mas don't just come over... they make a grand entrance!
Glam-mas don't just celebrate holidays... they celebrate everything!
Glam-mas don't just carry a purse... they carry a treasure chest!"


A joyful celebration of grandmothers who are young at heart, adventurous, and find a bit of glamour in everything they do. Whether these glam-mas are building sandcastles, riding with dolphins, or turning blankets into reading forts and super capes, they live each day with a playful spirit -- just like their grandchildren.


From the writer of Crankenstein and the illustrator of Birdie's Big-Girl Shoes comes a playful and heartwarming ode to grandmas and grandchildren everywhere... because there's nothing more glamorous than being a grandma.


Around the Table That Grandad Built Cover Image
By Melanie Heuiser Hill, Jaime Kim (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780763697846
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Published: Candlewick - September 10th, 2019

A beautifully illustrated celebration of bounty and gratitude, family and friendship, perfect for the holidays and every day.

This is the table that Grandad built.
These are the sunflowers picked by my cousins,
set on the table that Grandad built.

In a unique take on the cumulative classic “This Is the House That Jack Built,” a family gathers with friends and neighbors to share a meal around a table that brims with associations: napkins sewn by Mom, glasses from Mom and Dad’s wedding, silverware gifted to Dad by his grandma long ago. Not to mention the squash from the garden, the bread baked by Gran, and the pies made by the young narrator (with a little help). Serving up a diverse array of dishes and faces, this warm and welcoming story is poised to become a savored part of Thanksgiving traditions to come.


Last Stop on Market Street Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780399257742
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Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - January 8th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
USA Today Bestseller


Winner of the 2016 Newbery Medal
A 2016 Caldecott Honor Book
A 2016 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2015
Wall Street Journal Best Children's Book of 2015


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.


Drawn Together Cover Image
By Minh Lê, Dan Santat (Illustrator), Dan Santat (Cover design or artwork by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781484767603
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 5th, 2018


The recipient of six starred reviews and the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature!

When a young boy visits his grandfather, their lack of a common language leads to confusion, frustration, and silence. But as they sit down to draw together, something magical happens-with a shared love of art and storytelling, the two form a bond that goes beyond words.

With spare, direct text by Minh L¿ and luminous illustrations by Caldecott Medalist Dan Santat, this stirring picturebook about reaching across barriers will be cherished for years to come.
A Junior Library Guild selection! Named a Best Book of 2018 by the Wall Street Journal, NPR, SmithsonianKirkus ReviewsSchool Library JournalBooklist, the Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksBookRiot, the New York Public Library, the Chicago Public Library-and many more!


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The Most Beautiful Thing Cover Image
By Kao Kalia Yang, Khoa Le (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541561915
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Published: Carolrhoda Books (R) - October 6th, 2020

A warmhearted and tender true story about a young girl finding beauty where she never thought to look.

Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang's childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with a great deal of love and little money. Weaving together Kalia's story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family's early years in the United States. When Kalia becomes unhappy about having to do without and decides she wants braces to improve her smile, it is her grandmother--a woman who has just one tooth in her mouth--who helps her see that true beauty is found with those we love most. Stunning illustrations from Vietnamese illustrator Khoa Le bring this intergenerational tale to life.

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