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Grandparents Day is coming up soon and it’s a great time to snuggle up and read some books about grandparents. We’ve put together a collection of some great books about grandparents to share with your family. There are books about how much grandparents love their kids, a grandparent’s memories from their younger days, and about how special grandparents are. Kids can have a lot of fun cuddling up with grandparents to read this excellent collection of books about grandparents. We hope your family will find these books as great as we did.
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Great Children’s Books About Grandparents
- Author: Ellie O’ Ryan
- Super-Bestest Grandparent is available at www.iseeme.com
About Super-Bestest Grandparent
“Super Bestest Grandpa” / “Super Bestest Grandma” is a personalized storybook that celebrates the loving relationship and bond between a grandparent and grandchild. Written from the child’s perspective, the heartwarming story describes all the ways grandparent and child spend quality time together. Each page has a glossy picture and an easy-to-read pair of rhyming sentences about activities the grandparent and grandchild enjoy doing together. The book can be personalized with the child and grandparent’s names (like Nana, Grandma, Pop Pop, etc), gender, skin tone, the child’s hair color, and four custom scenes to reflect the interests of the grandparent.
How to Babysit a Grandma
- Author: Jean Reagan
- How to Babysit a Grandma is available on Amazon with this affiliate link.
About How to Babysit a Grandma
When you babysit a grandma, if you’re lucky…it’s a sleepover at her house! And with the useful tips found in this book, you’re guaranteed to become an expert grandma-sitter in no time. A funny and heartwarming celebration of grandmas and grandchildren.
This silly book is filled with fun ideas for how grandkids and grandparents can spend time together.
- Author: Barbara Adoff from Cherry Hill, New Jersey
- Grammy’s Hugs is available on Amazon with this affiliate link.
About Grammy’s Hugs
Grammy’s Hugs is a beautiful story about the everlasting love of a grandparent written by a Southern New Jersey resident (and grandma!). The book is about a grandmother who promised she would hug her new granddaughter for the rest of her life… and so she did. On the soccer field, in school, at the prom and even on her job interviews! But when it was not possible for the Grandmother to be at her side, the hugs would still be there. They’d be hugs of the heart.
Intended for young children, this colorful book uses drawings to illustrate the actions and emotions of the characters quite well. The words and rhyming pattern are well-suited for early readers.
- Author: Vanessa Brantley-Newton
- Grandma’s Purse is available on Amazon with this affiliate link.
About Grandma’s Purse
When Grandma Mimi comes to visit, she always brings warm hugs, sweet treats…and her purse. You never know what she’ll have in there—fancy jewelry, tokens from around the world, or something special just for her granddaughter. It might look like a normal bag from the outside, but Mimi and her granddaughter know that it’s pure magic!
I love this book as a great example of the generous spirit that grandmas have. This grandma shares not only what’s in her purse but also why it’s there. In the end we find that grandma’s purse even has a surprise inside for one special granddaughter.
Saluting Grandpa, Celebrating Veterans and Honor Flight
- Author: Gary Metivier
- Retail Price: $16.99
About Saluting Grandpa, Celebrating Veterans and Honor Flight
Andrew wants nothing more than to see his great-grandfather honored for World War II. He learns about Honor Flights, a program that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit a memorial dedicated to them, but his great-grandfather refuses to go. Andrew becomes determined to inspire him to celebrate his bravery and dedication to his country. Children and adults will appreciate this patriotic, endearing tale.
This book is a great book for children to learn about the how their grandparents played a role in our country’s history. It can also help open up the conversations between grandkids and grandparents about what it was like when they were younger.
A Hug For Grandma
- Author: Cynthia MacGregor
- A Hug For Grandma is available on Amazon with this affiliate link.
About A Hug For Grandma
Jordi’s grandma, who speaks no English, has come to live with them. Jordi hardly knows her, can’t relate to her, and is unwilling to hug her. But when he finds himself home with her during a fierce thunderstorm, they turn to each other for comfort. At last a grateful Jordi reaches out to hug Grandma.
I love this book as a great example of how grandparents and grandchildren can communicate and help each other even if there’s a language barrier. This is best suited for independent readers from 2nd grade through 4th. Younger readers should read it with an adult like their grandparent.
Arturo and the Navidad Birds
- Author: Anne Broyles
- Retail Price: $16.99
About Arturo and the Navidad Birds
Arturo and his Abue Rosa (grandmother) prepare to decorate their Navidad tree in this children’s bilingual story. As they carefully unpack the ornaments, Abue recalls memories of each one, some of which are from her childhood and some from dear friends and relatives. When Arturo accidentally breaks a precious glass bird (pajarito), he hides it and tries to create a replacement. The boy is wracked with guilt and finally confesses to Abue, who reassures him that people and memories are more important than things.
This book is great for children to learn about other cultures, how they celebrate holidays, and family traditions that are important to them. It also teaches an important lesson to children about honesty, responsibility, and forgiveness. I especially love that this book is bilingual. On each page, we see the story paragraphs presented in English and Spanish. This book would be a wonderful addition to a family with multilingual family members or a classroom with multilingual students.
Mrs. B Substitute Grandma
- Author: Kathleen Beining
- Mrs. B Substitute Grandma is available on Amazon with this affiliate link.
About Mrs. B Substitute Grandma
Field trips are fun, especially when a wagon ride is included. But to ride the wagon Katy and Andi need an adult so Mrs. Bumbleberry, a substitute grandma, goes along. On the field trip the children pick apples and run through the corn maze. They also learn the value of working together and and how to treat others.
This book combines a great fall activity like picking apples with honoring grandparents and character skills. It also shows another way grandparents can be involved in their grandchildren’s lives.
When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia
- Author: Toby Haberkorn
- Retail Price: $12.99
About When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia
When My Grammy Forgets, I Remember: A Child’s Perspective on Dementia is a resource for how to explain dementia and/or Alzheimer’s in an age appropriate way. It provides conversational openings and stimulates discussion between parents and children about compassion and this debilitating disease. Alzheimer’s and other dementia conditions not only affect the person suffering from the disease, but the entire family, especially the children. This story explores the difficult reality of dementia and the bittersweet changing relationship between a granddaughter and her grandmother. By including children in the family discussion, parents help them become resilient and empower them to provide comfort for the grandparents or loved ones with Alzheimer’s.
I appreciate this children’s book giving parents a way to explain what may be happening with their grandparents in a way children can understand. Each page is limited to a few sentences. As we read through the pages we can see how the onset of grandma’s Dementia begins to change the relationship between the grandparent and grandchild. Yet, with assistance from mom, the grandchild learns to remember those good memories and still enjoy time with her grandma.
The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa
- Author: Donnie Cranfill
- Retail Price: $19.95
About The Adventures of Camp Nana Papa
The first book in the Adventure of Camp Nana Papa series. Nick and Sarah are two young children very excited to be going to spend the weekend with their grandparents at Camp Nana Papa. During the visit, they meet a special friend – ‘Flash the Firefly’. They become great friends, and now Flash goes everywhere with them. And, where is Camp Nana Papa? It’s not a place at all! It’s the magic that lives in the heart of every grandchild and grandparent. Experience Nick and Sarah having an unforgettable weekend with their grandparents.
This book is an easy fun read for kids. As the story progresses we learn all the different ways Nick and Sarah get to enjoy spending time with their grandparents. The pictures are bright and inviting. I am sure they will help kids remember their own visits to Camp Nana Papa. The last few pages of the book are activity pages filled with places where kids can answer questions or draw pictures about their favorite visits with grandparents. Kids can even purchase their own stuffed animal firefly when buying the book.
The Third Mushroom
- Author: Jennifer Holm
- The Third Mushroom is available on Amazon with this affiliate link.
About The Third Mushroom
Ellie’s grandpa Melvin is a world-renowned scientist . . . in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy. His feet stink, and he eats everything in the refrigerator—and Ellie is so happy to have him around. Grandpa may not exactly fit in at middle school, but he certainly keeps things interesting. When he and Ellie team up for the county science fair, no one realizes just how groundbreaking their experiment will be. The formula for eternal youth may be within their reach! And when Ellie’s cat, Jonas Salk, gets sick, the stakes become even higher. But is the key to eternal life really the key to happiness? Sometimes even the most careful experiments yield unexpected—and wonderful—results.
With humor, heart, thought-provoking themes, and lovable characters, The Third Mushroom is sure to be a hit with older kids, parents, and educators alike, and will appeal not only to existing Holm fans but also to new readers who love funny and memorable stories.
What’s your favorite children’s book about grandparents?