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Granddaughters: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about granddaughters?

As you can see, this list of kids books about granddaughters is a work in progress! We’re currently exploring the best books available, and we’d love your input. If you have a title you’d suggest including on our list of kids books about granddaughters, please share it with us!

We’ll be featuring a variety of titles on our list, from well known classics to popular bestsellers to lesser known titles that deserve a bigger audience. We’re also including books for a range of ages, from board books for babies and toddlers, to picture books for preschool and kindergarten age kids, to chapter books for early elementary age kids.

We’d love to hear any book suggestions you have—you can comment below or email us at [email protected].

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Our Favorite Day
Written & illustrated by Joowon Oh
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-7

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.

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Me with You
Written by Kristy Dempsey & illustrated by Christopher Denise
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

With simple rhymes and classic illustrations, this charming toddler gift celebrates the special bond between grandparents and their little ones.

We’re a pair beyond compare, a rare and special two, in all the ways that I am me and you’re completely you.

From tea time to game time, singing or swinging, in the good times and even the grumpy ones, a granddaughter knows her grandpa is always wonderfully himself, and she is wonderfully herself, and together they are unbeatable! A pair beyond compare, a rare and special two!

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Cranberry Thanksgiving
Written by Wende Devlin & illustrated by Harry Devlin
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-8

Maggie and her grandmother each invite a guest to their Thanksgiving feast, featuring Grandmother’s own cranberry bread, made from a secret recipe. “A tried and true recipe for an entertaining story that will delight young readers”.–Catholic Library World. Full-color illustrations.

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Ojiichan's Gift
Written by Chieri Uegaki & illustrated by Genevieve Simms
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

When Mayumi was born, her grandfather created a garden for her. It was unlike any other garden she knew. It had no flowers or vegetables. Instead, Ojiichan made it out of stones: “big ones, little ones and ones in-between.” Every summer, Mayumi visits her grandfather in Japan, and they tend the garden together. Raking the gravel is her favorite part. Afterward, the two of them sit on a bench and enjoy the results of their efforts in happy silence. But then one summer, everything changes. Ojiichan has grown too old to care for his home and the garden. He has to move. Will Mayumi find a way to keep the memory of the garden alive for both of them? This gentle picture book story will warm children’s hearts as it explores a deep intergenerational bond and the passing of knowledge from grandparent to grandchild over time. The lyrical text by Chieri Uegaki and luminous watercolor illustrations by Genevieve Simms beautifully capture the emotional arc of the story, from Mayumi’s contentment through her anger and disappointment to, finally, her acceptance. The story focuses on an important connection to nature, particularly as a place for quiet reflection. It contains character education lessons on caring, responsibility, perseverance and initiative. It’s also a wonderful way to introduce social studies conversations about family, aging and multiculturalism. Mayumi lives in North America with her Japanese mother and Dutch father, and visits her grandfather in Japan. Some Japanese words are included.

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My Grandpa is NOT Grumpy
Written by Kally Mayer & illustrated by Mindy Liang
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

My Grandpa is NOT Grumpy! A funny rhyming picture book for beginner readers (ages 2-8)Your child will LOVE this hilarious and sweet story about a little girl who is trying to convince us that her Grandpa is NOT grumpy! She describes the challenges that her Grandpa has that will produce lots of giggles from children and parents alike! She also talks about all the special times that she shares with her Grandpa.If your child has a Grandpa, grumpy or not, they will be encouraged to be more understanding as well as be encouraged to enjoy their special times together.Beautiful illustrations make this sweet story come alive! Perfect for beginner readers and lovely story to read at bedtime, or anytime.Find out if the little girl is able to convince us that her Grandpa is NOT Grumpy.Get a FREE kindle version when you order your copy today! Check out another family favorite, Stop SNORING Grandpa!

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