Great Books About Grandparents

Sep 12, 2021

Grandparents’ Day is September 12th. This list has plenty of titles to celebrate grandparents this Sunday and every day after!

Board Books

Grandma Loves You Because You’re You (2018) by Liza Baker
Grandma’s Kitchen (2018) by Madison Lodi
Go, Grandpa, Go! (2020) by Lynn Plourde
How to Babysit a Grandpa (2018) by Jean Reagan
Just Like Grandpa! (2006) by Harriet Ziefert

Picture Books

Song and Dance Man (1988) by Karen Ackerman
Grandma’s Purse (2018) by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Nana in the City (2014) by Lauren Castillo
Grandma’s Gardens (2020) by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton
Grandpa’s Stories (2019) by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree (2019) by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox (2020) by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs (1997) by Tomie DePaola
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa (2015) by Anna Dewdney
My Grandma and Me (2019) by Mina Javaherbin

The Hello, Goodbye Window (2005) by Norton Juster
Drawn Together (2018) by Minh Lê
A Morning with Grandpa (2016) by Sylvia Liu
Mango, Abuela, and Me (2015) by Meg Medina
Where Are You From? (2019) by Yamile Saied Méndez

The Grandma Book (2006) by Todd Parr
The Grandpa Book (2006) by Todd Parr
How to Babysit a Grandma (2014) by Jean Reagan
Grandpa Green (2011) by Lane Smith
Ojiichan’s Gift (2019) by Chieri Uegaki

Easy Readers

Joe on the Go (2007) by Peggy Perry Anderson
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy (2007) by Tedd Arnold
Grandpa Spanielson’s Chicken Pox Stories series (2005-2007) by Denys Cazet
I Love My Grandma! (2020) by Frances Gilbert

When Grandma Visits Me (1998) by Janie Spaht Gill
Iris and Walter and Baby Rose (2002) by Elissa Haden Guest
Grandma, Grandpa, and the Letter G (2004) by Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed
Gus and Grandpa series (1997-2004) by Claudia Mills


Our Grandparents: A Global Album (2010) by Maya Ajmera, Sheila Kinkade, and Cynthia Pon
Grandparents Are the Greatest Because– (2003) by Adele Aron Greenspun and Joanie Schwarz
Lots of Grandparents (2001) by Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly
Grandma’s Tiny House: A Counting Story! (2017) by JaNay Brown-Wood
Grandfather Gandhi (2014) by Arun Gandhi and Bethany Hegedus

Graphic Novels

Baba Yaga’s Assistant (2015) by Marika McCoola
Goosebumps: Monsters at Midnight (2018) by Jeremy Lambert
Hotel Dare (2019) by Terry Blas
Measuring Up (2020) by Lily LaMotte
The Witches: The Graphic Novel (2020) by Roald Dahl

Juvenile Intermediate Fiction

Yikes! Grandma’s a Teenager (1999) by Dan Greenburg
Birthday Pony (2004) by Jessie Haas
Horrible Harry and the Secret Treasure (2011) by Suzy Kline
Judy Moody and the Bucket List (2016) by Megan McDonald
Marty McGuire Digs Worms! (2012) by Kate Messner

Juvenile Fiction

If You Find This (2015) by Matthew Baker
Walk Two Moons (1994) by Sharon Creech
Hour of the Bees (2016) by Lindsay Eagar
There Will Be Bears (2014) by Ryan Gebhart
Charlie’s Raven (2004) by Jean Craighead George

The Third Mushroom (2018) by Jennifer L. Holm
Love, Aubrey (2009) by Suzanne LaFleur
The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano (2012) by Sonia Manzano
The Exiles series (1992-1998) by Hilary McKay
Merci Suárez Changes Gears (2018) by Meg Medina

Fablehaven (2006) by Brandon Mull
The Cookcamp (1991) by Gary Paulsen
The War with Grandma (2021) by Robert Kimmel Smith and Ann Dee Ellis
The Runaways (2019) by Ulf Stark
Clean Getaway (2020) by Nic Stone


Into the Dark (2008) by Peter Abrahams
Sisters Grimm series (2005-2012) by Michael Buckley
The Watsons Go to Birmingham–1963 (2003) by Christopher Paul Curtis
A Long Way from Chicago: A Novel in Stories (2005) by Richard Peck
A Chair for My Mother: And Other Stories (2009) by Vera B. Williams

Español y Bilingüe

Los Libros de Cuentos Ilustrados / Picture Books

La Guitarra de Mi Tata / My Tata’s Guitar (2003) por / by Ethriam Cash Brammar
La Manta de Maya / Maya’s Blanket (2015) por / by Monica Brown
¡Que Cosas Dice Mi Abuela! : Dichos y Refranes Sobre los Buenos Modales (2011) por Ana Galan
Los Meros Meros Remateros / Grandma and Me at the Flea (2002) por / by Juan Felipe Herrera
En Pos de la Música / Finding the Music (2015) por / by Jennifer Torres

Otros / Other

Joe Quiere Jugar (2017) por Peggy Perry Anderson
Mis Abuelos / My Grandparents (2005) por / by George Ancona
Maya & Miguel: Un Novio para Abuelita (2005) adaptado por Cara Haycack
Un Disparatado Viaje a Ratikistán (2009) por Geronimo Stilton
Yo, Naomi León (2005) por Pam Muñoz Ryan



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