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The Best Children’s Books About Grandparents

“What are the best Children’s books about Grandparents ?” We looked at 228 of the top Kids Grandparents books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 33 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Kids Grandparents ” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 175+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 33 Best Children’s Books About Grandparents



33 .) Abuela written by Arthur Dorros

Abuela

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.



32 .) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory written by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • RD

After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.



31 .) Charlotte’s Web written by E.B. White

Charlotte’s Web

Lists It Appears On:

  • RD
  • Stannah Stairlifts

This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children’s literature that is “just about perfect.” This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells! Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte’s Web, high up in Zuckerman’s barn. Charlotte’s spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur’s life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White’s Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.



30 .) Coming on Home Soon written by Jacqueline Woodson

Coming on Home Soon

Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandparent Effect
  • Read Brightly

It’s war time, and women are needed to fill the men’s jobs. As winter sets in, Ada Ruth and her grandma keep up their daily routine, missing Mama all the time. They find strength in each other, and a stray kitten even arrives one day to keep them company, but nothing can fill the hole Mama left. Every day they wait, watching for the letter that says Mama will be coming on home soon. Set during World War II, Coming On Home Soon has a timeless quality that will appeal to all who wait and hope.



29 .) Grandfather Gandhi written by Arun Gandhi

Grandfather Gandhi

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.



28 .) Grandfather’s Journey written by Allen Say

Grandfather's Journey

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather’s journey to America which he later also undertakes, and the feelings of being torn by a love for two different countries.



27 .) Grandma Calls Me Beautiful written by Barbara M. Joosse

Grandma Calls Me Beautiful

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

A Hawaiian grandmother tells her granddaughter a favorite story about how much she loves her. Includes a glossary with definitions and explanations of Hawaiian words and customs.



26 .) Grandma Wishes written by Julia Lobo

Grandma Wishes

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • RD

There’s a special star in the nighttime sky that only grandma see …



25 .) Here Comes Grandma! written by Janet Lord

Here Comes Grandma!

Lists It Appears On:

  • Considerable
  • Scibendi

Grandma is coming to visit and she will use any possible method of transport, including a horse and a hot air balloon, to get there.



24 .) Katie Morag And The Two Grandmothers written by Mairi Hedderwick

Katie Morag And The Two Grandmothers

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • RD

Katie Morag’s two very different grandmothers, plain Grannie Island and sophisticated Granma Mainland, don’t seem to like each other until Granma Mainland’s secret beauty formula saves the day for Grannie Island’s prize sheep.



23 .) Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa written by Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • RD

It’s an exciting day for Llama Llama; he’s going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night His first night away from home .and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It’s not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he’s forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama. Fortunately, Grandpa Llama has a wonderful solution and soon Llama Llama is having sweet dreams



22 .) Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate written by Carol Diggory-Shields

Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate

Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandparent Effect
  • Read Brightly

A grandfather and his grandson enjoy sharing knock-knock jokes, playing games, hot chocolate, watching movies, reading books, playing baseball and just spending time together.



21 .) Mango, Abuela, and Me written by Meg Medina

Mango, Abuela, and Me

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

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 perfecto idea 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.



20 .) Me With You written by Kristy Dempsey

Me With You

Lists It Appears On:

  • Considerable
  • Scibendi

A little girl describes her relationship with her beloved grandfather.



19 .) My Abuelita written by Tony Johnston

My Abuelita

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

With great gusto, a child’s grandmother performs deep knee bends, consumes a breakfast of “huevos estrellados,” and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller.



18 .) My Grandpa Is Amazing written by Nick Butterworth

My Grandpa Is Amazing

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • My Little Book Case

A child describes an amazing grandfather.



17 .) My Two Grannies written by Floella Benjamin

My Two Grannies

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie Rose is from the north of England. When Alvina’s parents go away on holiday, both the grannies move in to Alvina’s house to look after her. But the two grannies want to do different things!…



16 .) No Mirrors in My Nana’s House written by Ysaye M. Barnwell

No Mirrors in My Nana’s House

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana’s eyes.



15 .) The Have a Good Day Cafe written by Frances Park

The Have a Good Day Cafe

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads

Mike’s grandmother, who has moved from Korea to live with Mike and his family in the United States, inspires him to suggest an idea to help their floundering food cart business.



14 .) The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas written by Sally Lloyd-Jones

The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas and Grandpas

Lists It Appears On:

  • My Little Book Case
  • The Spruce

Provides insights into making your grandparents happy, from singing and dancing for them to letting them give you special treats and presents.



13 .) You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You written by Mary Ann Hoberman

You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You

Lists It Appears On:

  • RD
  • Scibendi

A book of children’s poetry which encourages young children to read with an adult.



12 .) Bigmama’s written by Donald Crews

Bigmama's

Lists It Appears On:

  • Grandparent Effect
  • Read Brightly
  • Reading Rockets

Visiting Bigmama’s house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.



11 .) Grandpa Green written by Lane Smith

Grandpa Green

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • My Little Book Case
  • The Spruce

A child explores the ordinary life of his extraordinary great-grandfather, as expressed in his topiary garden.



10 .) How to Babysit a Grandma written by Jean Reagan

How to Babysit a Grandma

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • RD

A little girl provides instructions for properly babysitting one’s grandmother, such as taking trips to the park and singing duets.



9 .) I Already Know I Love You written by Billy Crystal

I Already Know I Love You

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • The Spruce

A grandfather dreams of all the things he will do with his new grandchild.



8 .) I Love Saturdays y Domingos written by Alma Flor Ada

I Love Saturdays y Domingos

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Goodreads
  • Reading Rockets

A young girl enjoys the similarities and the differences between her English-speaking and Spanish-speaking grandparents.



7 .) Just Grandma and Me written by Mercer Mayer

Just Grandma and Me

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • The Spruce

A trip to the beach with Grandma provides lots of fun and surprises.



6 .) Nana in the City written by Lauren Castillo

Nana in the City

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Grandparent Effect
  • Read Brightly

A young boy is frightened by how busy and noisy the city is when he goes there to visit his Nana, but she makes him a fancy red cape that keeps him from being scared as she shows him how wonderful a place it is.



5 .) Song and Dance Man written by Karen Ackerman

Song and Dance Man

Lists It Appears On:

  • Considerable
  • Goodreads
  • Reading Rockets

Grandpa demonstrates for his visiting grandchildren some of the songs, dances, and jokes he performed when he was a vaudeville entertainer.



4 .) The Grandma Book written by Todd Parr

The Grandma Book

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Considerable
  • Scibendi

Presents the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.



3 .) The Matchbox Diary written by Paul Fleischman

The Matchbox Diary

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • Grandparent Effect
  • Read Brightly

Follow a girl’s perusal of her great-grandfather’s collection of matchboxes and small curios that document his poignant immigration journey from Italy to a new country.



2 .) How to Babysit a Grandpa written by Jean Reagan

How to Babysit a Grandpa

Lists It Appears On:

  • Barnes & Noble
  • Goodreads
  • RD
  • The Spruce

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



1 .) The Hello, Goodbye Window written by Norton Juster

The Hello, Goodbye Window

Lists It Appears On:

  • Colours Of Us
  • Considerable
  • Goodreads
  • Grandparent Effect
  • RD
  • Read Brightly
  • Scibendi

A little girl describes the magic kitchen window in her grandparents’ home.




The 175+ Additional Best Kids Books About Grandmas And Grandpas



#BooksAuthorsLists
34¿De qué están hechas las Superabuelas?Carmen Parets LuqueGoodreads
35… An Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy Considerable
36A Balloon for GrandadNigel GrayGoodreads
37A Couple Of Boys Have The Best Week Ever Considerable
38A Long Way From Chicago Considerable
39A Morning With Grandpa Colours Of Us
40A Path of StarsAnne Sibley O’BrienGoodreads
41A Picnic in OctoberEve BuntingGoodreads
42Abuela’s Weave Colours Of Us
43Adventures with Grandpa My Little Book Case
44
Always My Grandpa: A Story for Children About Alzheimer’s Disease
 Country Meadows
45Amazing GraceMary HoffmanGoodreads
46Anne of Green Gables RD
47Arctic WhiteDanna SmithGoodreads
48Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story Colours Of Us
49Beauty, Her BasketSandra BeltonGoodreads
50Bee Tree Considerable
51Blackberry StewIsabell MonkGoodreads
52Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa Scibendi
53Cherry Pies and Lullabies Reading Rockets
54Chicken SundayPatricia PolaccoGoodreads
55Christmas with GrandfatherWinfried WolfGoodreads
56Cooking With Grandma The Spruce
57Dan’s Grandpa My Little Book Case
58Dance at Grandpa’sLaura Ingalls WilderGoodreads
59Dear Juno Colours Of Us
60Don’t Call me Grandma Colours Of Us
61Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!Mo WillemsStannah Stairlifts
62Drop DeadBabette ColeGoodreads
63Each Peach Pear PlumAllan Ahlberg and Janet AhlbergStannah Stairlifts
64Fablehaven Considerable
65Finding the Music / En pos de la música Colours Of Us
66Flowers for GrandmotherKendahl Brooke YoungsGoodreads
67Fog CatMarilyn HelmerGoodreads
68From PoppaAnne Laurel CarterGoodreads
69Full, Full, Full of LoveTrish CookeGoodreads
70Gangsta GrannyDavid WalliamsStannah Stairlifts
71Georgie Lee Reading Rockets
72Goodnight MoonMargaret Wise BrownStannah Stairlifts
73Grandad Pot My Little Book Case
74Grandad’s Prayers of the EarthDouglas WoodGoodreads
75Grandfather Counts Colours Of Us
76Grandfather Tang’s Story Colours Of Us
77Grandfather’s Story Cloth Colours Of Us
78Grandma and Me Colours Of Us
79Grandma Loves You RD
80Grandma’s CatHelen KettemanGoodreads
81Grandma’s Gift Colours Of Us
82Grandma’s Records Colours Of Us
83Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee StoryGeri KeamsGoodreads
84Grandmother’s Alligator Colours Of Us
85Grandpa and Bo Considerable
86Grandpa and Me RD
87Grandpa and Thomas My Little Book Case
88Grandpa Baby My Little Book Case
89Grandpa’s Little One [With Billy Crystal Reads Grandpa’s Little One]Billy CrystalGoodreads
90Grandpa’s TeethRod ClementGoodreads
91Grandpa’s TractorMichael GarlandGoodreads
92Grandpa’s Face Colours Of Us
93Grandpa’s Farm- A summer’s day My Little Book Case
94Grandpa’s Farm: A Spring Day My Little Book Case
95Grandpa’s Great Escape RD
96Grandpa’s Little One RD
97Grandpa’s Place My Little Book Case
98Grandpa’s Shed My Little Book Case
99Grandpa’s Shorts My Little Book Case
100Grandpa’s Wish List RD
101Grandparents Song Colours Of Us
102GranpaJohn BurninghamGoodreads
103Gus and Grandpa at Basketball Reading Rockets
104Henry and Mudge and The Great Grandpas Considerable
105HopeIsabell MonkGoodreads
106Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-JiF. ZiaGoodreads
107I Love Grandpa My Little Book Case
108I Love My Grandpa My Little Book Case
109I love you, Grandpa My Little Book Case
110I’m Glad You’re My Grandpa My Little Book Case
111IslaArthur DorrosGoodreads
112Jingle DancerCynthia Leitich SmithGoodreads
113Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me RD
114Just Grandpa and MeMercer MayerBarnes & Noble
115Keeping Up with GrandmaJohn WinchGoodreads
116King Arthur’s Very Great GrandsonKenneth KraegelGoodreads
117Ladder to the Moon Colours Of Us
118Last Stop on Market StreetMatt de la PenaGoodreads
119Lighthouse: A Story Of RemembranceRobert MunschGoodreads
120Lily’s Garden Reading Rockets
121Little Bear’s GrandadNigel GrayGoodreads
122Little Bear’s VisitElse Holmelund MinarikGoodreads
123Little Granny QuarterbackBill Martin Jr.Goodreads
124Little Red Riding HoodJerry PinkneyGoodreads
125Look Look! RD
126Looking for Rex My Little Book Case
127Lots of Grandparents Reading Rockets
128Love, Aubrey Considerable
129Mama Provi and the Pot of RiceSylvia Rosa-CasanovaGoodreads
130Mama, Do You Love Me? Colours Of Us
131Maya’s Blanket/La Manta de Maya Colours Of Us
132Mei-Mei Loves the MorningMargaret Holloway TsubakiyamaGoodreads
133Miss Rumphius Grandparent Effect
134More, More, More Said the Baby Reading Rockets
135My Dadima Wears a SariKashmira ShethGoodreads
136My Feet Are LaughingLissette NormanGoodreads
137My First Car Was Red My Little Book Case
138My Grandfather’s Masbaha Colours Of Us
139My Grandma Could Do Anything The Spruce
140My Grandma’s a NinjaTodd TarpleyGoodreads
141My Grandma’s the MayorMarjorie White PellegrinoGoodreads
142My Grandma/Mi Abuelita Colours Of Us
143My Granny Went to Market The Spruce
144My Hippie GrandmotherReeve LindberghGoodreads
145My Little Grandmother Often ForgetsReeve LindberghGoodreads
146My Pa the Polar Bear- Jackie French My Little Book Case
147My Tata’s Guitar/ La Guitarra de Mi Tata Colours Of Us
148My Two GrandadsFloella BenjaminGoodreads
149Nana Upstairs and Nana DownstairsTomie dePaolaGoodreads
150Nonna Tell Me a Story The Spruce
151Now One Foot, Now the OtherTomie dePaolaGoodreads
152Off to School, Baby Duck! Considerable
153Old Bear Scibendi
154Old PigMargaret WildGoodreads
155Oliver’s Game My Little Book Case
156Oma’s QuiltPaulette BourgeoisGoodreads
157Pablo’s Tree Colours Of Us
158Papa, Do You Love Me? Colours Of Us
159Peeny Butter Fudge Colours Of Us
160Peppe the LamplighterElisa BartoneGoodreads
161Room on the BroomJulia Donaldson and Axel SchefflerStannah Stairlifts
162Ruby HollerSharon CreechGoodreads
163Ruby’s WishShirin Yim BridgesGoodreads
164Shoes from Grandpa My Little Book Case
165Side by Side My Little Book Case
166Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie The Spruce
167Singing with Momma Lou Country Meadows
168Something From NothingPhoebe GilmanGoodreads
169Spot Visits His Grandparents My Little Book Case
170Still My Grandma Country Meadows
171Strega NonaTomie dePaolaGoodreads
172SugaringJessie HaasGoodreads
173SupergrandpaDavid M. SchwartzGoodreads
174Tea for RubySarah FergusonGoodreads
175Tea with GrandpaBarney SaltzbergGoodreads
176Tea with Milk Colours Of Us
177Thank You, GrandpaLynn PlourdeGoodreads
178The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’sStan BerenstainGoodreads
179The Big Alfie and Annie Rose StorybookShirley HughesStannah Stairlifts
180The Big Book of Families My Little Book Case
181The Day Gogo Went To Vote Colours Of Us
182The Day the Dragon DancedKay HaugaardGoodreads
183The Grandpa Book Colours Of Us
184The Hickory ChairLisa Rowe FraustinoGoodreads
185The Imaginary GardenAndrew LarsenGoodreads
186The Keeping QuiltPatricia PolaccoGoodreads
187The Key Collection Colours Of Us
188The Last Viking My Little Book Case
189The Lighthouse Keeper’s LunchRonda and David ArmitageStannah Stairlifts
190The Little Big Book for Grandmothers Scibendi
191The Magnificent Tree My Little Book Case
192The Memory Box Country Meadows
193The Mighty Santa FeWilliam H. HooksGoodreads
194The Moon Ring Reading Rockets
195The Napping HouseAudrey WoodGoodreads
196The Patchwork QuiltValerie FlournoyGoodreads
197The Queen’s HatSteve AntonyStannah Stairlifts
198The Rainbow FishMarcus PfisterStannah Stairlifts
199The Relatives CameCynthia RylantGoodreads
200The Remember BalloonsJessie OliverosGoodreads
201The Secret Garden RD
202The Secret of Your Name: Proud to Be MétisDavid BouchardGoodreads
203The Sneetches and Other StoriesDr. SeussStannah Stairlifts
204The Sugaring-Off PartyJonathan LondonGoodreads
205The Trees of the Dancing GoatsPatricia PolaccoGoodreads
206The True Gift: A Christmas StoryPatricia MacLachlanGoodreads
207The TwitsRoald DahlStannah Stairlifts
208The Very Hungry CaterpillarEric CarleStannah Stairlifts
209The Wakame Gatherers Colours Of Us
210The Wednesday SurpriseEve BuntingGoodreads
211Things I Love About Grandparents My Little Book Case
212Thunder CakePatricia PolaccoGoodreads
213To My Grandad – Doodles for You My Little Book Case
214Two Grandads Colours Of Us
215Two Mrs. GibsonsToyomi IgusGoodreads
216Visiting Day Reading Rockets
217Waiting for the WhalesSheryl McFarlaneGoodreads
218Watership Down RD
219We’re Going on a Bear HuntMichael RosenStannah Stairlifts
220Weeds in Nana’s Garden: A Heartfelt Story of Love That Helps Explain Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias.Kathryn HarrisonGoodreads
221What’s Happening to Grandpa? Country Meadows
222When Grandmama Sings Colours Of Us
223When I Am Old With You Colours Of Us
224When Jo Louis Won the Title Colours Of Us
225Where is Coco Going? Considerable
226Where the Wild Things AreMaurice SendakStannah Stairlifts
227Where’s Halmoni?Julie KimGoodreads
228Willy’s Grandpa My Little Book Case


13 Best Grandparents Children’s Book Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Barnes & Noble 7 Books About the Wonderful World of Grandparents
Colours Of Us 40+ Multicultural Children’s Books about Grandparents
Considerable 16 great books about grandparents
Country Meadows Children’s Books about Dementia
Goodreads Picture Books About Grandparents
Grandparent Effect The best picture books about kids and their grandparents
My Little Book Case Book List: Special Children’s Books about Grandfathers
RD Best Books for Grandparents to Read to Grandkids
Read Brightly 6 Standout Picture Books About Kids and Their Grandparents
Reading Rockets Great Books About Grandparents
Scibendi 8 Grandma-Friendly Books to Read to Your Grandchild
Stannah Stairlifts The 15 Best Children’s Books to Read to Your Grandchildren
The Spruce The Best Kids’ Books About Grandparents of 2019

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