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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lists It Appears On:

  • Considerable
  • Scibendi

A little girl describes her relationship with her beloved grandfather.



19 .) My Abuelita written by Tony Johnston

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

Lists It Appears On:

  • Goodreads
  • My Little Book Case

A child describes an amazing grandfather.



17 .) My Two Grannies written by Floella Benjamin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



# Books Authors Lists
34 ¿De qué están hechas las Superabuelas? Carmen Parets Luque Goodreads
35 … An Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy Considerable
36 A Balloon for Grandad Nigel Gray Goodreads
37 A Couple Of Boys Have The Best Week Ever Considerable
38 A Long Way From Chicago Considerable
39 A Morning With Grandpa Colours Of Us
40 A Path of Stars Anne Sibley O’Brien Goodreads
41 A Picnic in October Eve Bunting Goodreads
42 Abuela’s Weave Colours Of Us
43 Adventures with Grandpa My Little Book Case
44
Always My Grandpa: A Story for Children About Alzheimer’s Disease
Country Meadows
45 Amazing Grace Mary Hoffman Goodreads
46 Anne of Green Gables RD
47 Arctic White Danna Smith Goodreads
48 Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story Colours Of Us
49 Beauty, Her Basket Sandra Belton Goodreads
50 Bee Tree Considerable
51 Blackberry Stew Isabell Monk Goodreads
52 Butterfly Kisses for Grandma and Grandpa Scibendi
53 Cherry Pies and Lullabies Reading Rockets
54 Chicken Sunday Patricia Polacco Goodreads
55 Christmas with Grandfather Winfried Wolf Goodreads
56 Cooking With Grandma The Spruce
57 Dan’s Grandpa My Little Book Case
58 Dance at Grandpa’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Goodreads
59 Dear Juno Colours Of Us
60 Don’t Call me Grandma Colours Of Us
61 Don’t let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems Stannah Stairlifts
62 Drop Dead Babette Cole Goodreads
63 Each Peach Pear Plum Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg Stannah Stairlifts
64 Fablehaven Considerable
65 Finding the Music / En pos de la música Colours Of Us
66 Flowers for Grandmother Kendahl Brooke Youngs Goodreads
67 Fog Cat Marilyn Helmer Goodreads
68 From Poppa Anne Laurel Carter Goodreads
69 Full, Full, Full of Love Trish Cooke Goodreads
70 Gangsta Granny David Walliams Stannah Stairlifts
71 Georgie Lee Reading Rockets
72 Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown Stannah Stairlifts
73 Grandad Pot My Little Book Case
74 Grandad’s Prayers of the Earth Douglas Wood Goodreads
75 Grandfather Counts Colours Of Us
76 Grandfather Tang’s Story Colours Of Us
77 Grandfather’s Story Cloth Colours Of Us
78 Grandma and Me Colours Of Us
79 Grandma Loves You RD
80 Grandma’s Cat Helen Ketteman Goodreads
81 Grandma’s Gift Colours Of Us
82 Grandma’s Records Colours Of Us
83 Grandmother Spider Brings the Sun: A Cherokee Story Geri Keams Goodreads
84 Grandmother’s Alligator Colours Of Us
85 Grandpa and Bo Considerable
86 Grandpa and Me RD
87 Grandpa and Thomas My Little Book Case
88 Grandpa Baby My Little Book Case
89 Grandpa’s Little One [With Billy Crystal Reads Grandpa’s Little One] Billy Crystal Goodreads
90 Grandpa’s Teeth Rod Clement Goodreads
91 Grandpa’s Tractor Michael Garland Goodreads
92 Grandpa’s Face Colours Of Us
93 Grandpa’s Farm- A summer’s day My Little Book Case
94 Grandpa’s Farm: A Spring Day My Little Book Case
95 Grandpa’s Great Escape RD
96 Grandpa’s Little One RD
97 Grandpa’s Place My Little Book Case
98 Grandpa’s Shed My Little Book Case
99 Grandpa’s Shorts My Little Book Case
100 Grandpa’s Wish List RD
101 Grandparents Song Colours Of Us
102 Granpa John Burningham Goodreads
103 Gus and Grandpa at Basketball Reading Rockets
104 Henry and Mudge and The Great Grandpas Considerable
105 Hope Isabell Monk Goodreads
106 Hot, Hot Roti for Dada-Ji F. Zia Goodreads
107 I Love Grandpa My Little Book Case
108 I Love My Grandpa My Little Book Case
109 I love you, Grandpa My Little Book Case
110 I’m Glad You’re My Grandpa My Little Book Case
111 Isla Arthur Dorros Goodreads
112 Jingle Dancer Cynthia Leitich Smith Goodreads
113 Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me RD
114 Just Grandpa and Me Mercer Mayer Barnes & Noble
115 Keeping Up with Grandma John Winch Goodreads
116 King Arthur’s Very Great Grandson Kenneth Kraegel Goodreads
117 Ladder to the Moon Colours Of Us
118 Last Stop on Market Street Matt de la Pena Goodreads
119 Lighthouse: A Story Of Remembrance Robert Munsch Goodreads
120 Lily’s Garden Reading Rockets
121 Little Bear’s Grandad Nigel Gray Goodreads
122 Little Bear’s Visit Else Holmelund Minarik Goodreads
123 Little Granny Quarterback Bill Martin Jr. Goodreads
124 Little Red Riding Hood Jerry Pinkney Goodreads
125 Look Look! RD
126 Looking for Rex My Little Book Case
127 Lots of Grandparents Reading Rockets
128 Love, Aubrey Considerable
129 Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice Sylvia Rosa-Casanova Goodreads
130 Mama, Do You Love Me? Colours Of Us
131 Maya’s Blanket/La Manta de Maya Colours Of Us
132 Mei-Mei Loves the Morning Margaret Holloway Tsubakiyama Goodreads
133 Miss Rumphius Grandparent Effect
134 More, More, More Said the Baby Reading Rockets
135 My Dadima Wears a Sari Kashmira Sheth Goodreads
136 My Feet Are Laughing Lissette Norman Goodreads
137 My First Car Was Red My Little Book Case
138 My Grandfather’s Masbaha Colours Of Us
139 My Grandma Could Do Anything The Spruce
140 My Grandma’s a Ninja Todd Tarpley Goodreads
141 My Grandma’s the Mayor Marjorie White Pellegrino Goodreads
142 My Grandma/Mi Abuelita Colours Of Us
143 My Granny Went to Market The Spruce
144 My Hippie Grandmother Reeve Lindbergh Goodreads
145 My Little Grandmother Often Forgets Reeve Lindbergh Goodreads
146 My Pa the Polar Bear- Jackie French My Little Book Case
147 My Tata’s Guitar/ La Guitarra de Mi Tata Colours Of Us
148 My Two Grandads Floella Benjamin Goodreads
149 Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs Tomie dePaola Goodreads
150 Nonna Tell Me a Story The Spruce
151 Now One Foot, Now the Other Tomie dePaola Goodreads
152 Off to School, Baby Duck! Considerable
153 Old Bear Scibendi
154 Old Pig Margaret Wild Goodreads
155 Oliver’s Game My Little Book Case
156 Oma’s Quilt Paulette Bourgeois Goodreads
157 Pablo’s Tree Colours Of Us
158 Papa, Do You Love Me? Colours Of Us
159 Peeny Butter Fudge Colours Of Us
160 Peppe the Lamplighter Elisa Bartone Goodreads
161 Room on the Broom Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler Stannah Stairlifts
162 Ruby Holler Sharon Creech Goodreads
163 Ruby’s Wish Shirin Yim Bridges Goodreads
164 Shoes from Grandpa My Little Book Case
165 Side by Side My Little Book Case
166 Silly Frilly Grandma Tillie The Spruce
167 Singing with Momma Lou Country Meadows
168 Something From Nothing Phoebe Gilman Goodreads
169 Spot Visits His Grandparents My Little Book Case
170 Still My Grandma Country Meadows
171 Strega Nona Tomie dePaola Goodreads
172 Sugaring Jessie Haas Goodreads
173 Supergrandpa David M. Schwartz Goodreads
174 Tea for Ruby Sarah Ferguson Goodreads
175 Tea with Grandpa Barney Saltzberg Goodreads
176 Tea with Milk Colours Of Us
177 Thank You, Grandpa Lynn Plourde Goodreads
178 The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s Stan Berenstain Goodreads
179 The Big Alfie and Annie Rose Storybook Shirley Hughes Stannah Stairlifts
180 The Big Book of Families My Little Book Case
181 The Day Gogo Went To Vote Colours Of Us
182 The Day the Dragon Danced Kay Haugaard Goodreads
183 The Grandpa Book Colours Of Us
184 The Hickory Chair Lisa Rowe Fraustino Goodreads
185 The Imaginary Garden Andrew Larsen Goodreads
186 The Keeping Quilt Patricia Polacco Goodreads
187 The Key Collection Colours Of Us
188 The Last Viking My Little Book Case
189 The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch Ronda and David Armitage Stannah Stairlifts
190 The Little Big Book for Grandmothers Scibendi
191 The Magnificent Tree My Little Book Case
192 The Memory Box Country Meadows
193 The Mighty Santa Fe William H. Hooks Goodreads
194 The Moon Ring Reading Rockets
195 The Napping House Audrey Wood Goodreads
196 The Patchwork Quilt Valerie Flournoy Goodreads
197 The Queen’s Hat Steve Antony Stannah Stairlifts
198 The Rainbow Fish Marcus Pfister Stannah Stairlifts
199 The Relatives Came Cynthia Rylant Goodreads
200 The Remember Balloons Jessie Oliveros Goodreads
201 The Secret Garden RD
202 The Secret of Your Name: Proud to Be Métis David Bouchard Goodreads
203 The Sneetches and Other Stories Dr. Seuss Stannah Stairlifts
204 The Sugaring-Off Party Jonathan London Goodreads
205 The Trees of the Dancing Goats Patricia Polacco Goodreads
206 The True Gift: A Christmas Story Patricia MacLachlan Goodreads
207 The Twits Roald Dahl Stannah Stairlifts
208 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Stannah Stairlifts
209 The Wakame Gatherers Colours Of Us
210 The Wednesday Surprise Eve Bunting Goodreads
211 Things I Love About Grandparents My Little Book Case
212 Thunder Cake Patricia Polacco Goodreads
213 To My Grandad – Doodles for You My Little Book Case
214 Two Grandads Colours Of Us
215 Two Mrs. Gibsons Toyomi Igus Goodreads
216 Visiting Day Reading Rockets
217 Waiting for the Whales Sheryl McFarlane Goodreads
218 Watership Down RD
219 We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Michael Rosen Stannah Stairlifts
220 Weeds in Nana’s Garden: A Heartfelt Story of Love That Helps Explain Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias. Kathryn Harrison Goodreads
221 What’s Happening to Grandpa? Country Meadows
222 When Grandmama Sings Colours Of Us
223 When I Am Old With You Colours Of Us
224 When Jo Louis Won the Title Colours Of Us
225 Where is Coco Going? Considerable
226 Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak Stannah Stairlifts
227 Where’s Halmoni? Julie Kim Goodreads
228 Willy’s Grandpa My Little Book Case


13 Best Grandparents Children’s Book Sources/Lists



Source Article
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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