Picture Books that Celebrate Grandparents

Grandparents play a special part in children's lives. These books highlight that special bond.Grand

Grandma's purse

Vanessa Brantley-Newton

jE Brantley-Newton
Kids, Picture Books

"When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, her granddaughter cannot wait to see what treasures she has hidden in her purse."--

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This is a favorite memory of mine! My grandma always had interesting items in her purse and Grandma Mimi in this story is no different!
- Angela

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

Anna Dewdney

jE/Llama
Kids, Picture Books

Spending the night at Gram and Grandpa's house, Llama Llama discovers that he cannot sleep because he has left Fuzzy Llama at home, but Grandpa soon comes up with a solution to replace the stuffed toy.

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Children create some great memories when they stay with their grandparents and Llama Llama is no different. Many will relate to the drama that is created when a little one forgets to bring their favorite stuffed animal to sleep with.
- Angela

How to babysit a grandpa

Jean Reagan

jE Reagan
Kids, Picture Books

A little boy provides instructions for properly babysitting one's grandfather, such as offering him tasty treats and entertaining him with special games.

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Kids will relate with this humorous story! I know my kids like to see how many of mom's rules they can bend with Grandpa!
- Angela

Mango, Abuela, and me

Meg Medina

jE Medina
Kids, Picture Books

When Mia's Abuela comes to live with Mia and her family, she helps her learn English while Mia learns Spanish, both with the help of a parrot named Mango.

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When Mia's Abuela comes to live with Mia and her family, she helps her learn English while Mia learns Spanish, both with the help of a parrot named Mango.
- Angela

Last stop on Market Street

Matt de la Peña

jE Delapena
Kids, Picture Books

A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things. This book reminds me of all the car rides I went on with my grandparents when I was little!
- Angela

My grandparents love me

Claire Freedman

jE Freedman
Kids, Picture Books

"A visit to Gran and Grandpa's house is always a special and fun time for a child"--

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I have so many special memories of visiting my grandparents and a visit to Gran and Grandpa's house proves to be a special and fun time for the child in this story.
- Angela

I love my Glam-ma!

Samantha Berger

je Berger
Kids, Picture Books

Grandmothers go by many different names, but they are all glamorous and special in their own way, so they are all Glam-mas--especially to the children that they love, and who love them.

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Grandmothers go by many different names, but they are all glamorous and special in their own way, so they are all Glam-mas--especially to the children that they love, and who love them. I love to see all the different and unique names grandma's choose!
- Angela

The biggest puddle in the world

Mark Lee

jE Lee
Kids, Picture Books

"When Sarah and Charlie go to stay with their grandparents, it rains for days. At first, they have fun exploring inside the big, old house, but eventually they want to explore outside, too. "Where does the rain come from?" Sarah asks her grandfather, Big T. He promises to show her once it stops raining. When the storm passes, Sarah, Big T., Charlie and Keeper the dog go exploring. They jump in puddles, draw a puddle map and finally find the biggest puddle in the world!"--

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The weather may be damp and gray, but smiles are sunny and spirits while at their grandparents are high in this picture book. The book is ideal for sharing on a rainy day or for inspiring outdoor adventures with grandparents.
- Angela

A drop of the sea

Ingrid Chabbert

jE Chabbert
Kids, Picture Books

When Ali's aged great-grandmother, with whom he lives, tells him the one thing she wishes for that she never did was to see the sea, two days walk away across the desert, he sets out with a pail to make the journey for her.

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This is a gorgeous inter-generational tale about devotion and dreams coming true at any age. The love Ali feels for his great-grandmother is universal, and children everywhere will recognize their own best selves in Ali's heroic act of kindness.
- Angela

Drawn together

Minh Lê

jE Le
Kids, Picture Books

A boy and his grandfather cross a language and cultural barrier using their shared love of art, storytelling, and fantasy.

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It can sometimes be hard for grandparents to connect with their grandchildren due to generational gaps. Add a language barrier and the challenge becomes even more difficult. Drawn Together by Minh Le is a children’s book about a young boy spending time with his grandfather. They don’t speak the same language, eat the same food, or like the same TV. This is a beautiful story that will resonate with the entire family.
- Angela