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Title: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: Franzilla on August 12, 2013, 08:42 AM
Writing an article for Saga (huge circulation over-50s mag in the UK) about books to share with your grandchildren. I'm after picture books that feature grandparents and why/how they're particularly special.

The first few I thought of are the Lollipop and Grandpa series; Penguin & Pinecone; Grandpa Green...

Which are your favourites and why?

PS Please feel free to plug your own books if you have any grandparent-featuring ones!!
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Post by: GraceRouth on August 12, 2013, 08:56 AM

How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan. I really love this book!

Good luck with your article!

Grace
Title: Re: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: Franzilla on August 12, 2013, 09:18 AM
How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan. I really love this book!

Good luck with your article!

Grace

Oh gosh, yes! Of course! I can't believe I forgot that one... Thank you!
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Post by: Artemesia on August 12, 2013, 09:57 AM
Max and Ruby? It's not the main focus, but Grandma plays a big part...
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Post by: darshana on August 12, 2013, 10:31 AM
I like "My Dadima Wears a Sari".
While the focus of the book isn't on the grandmother you get to the special relationship between the grandmother and granddaughter.
Title: Re: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: Anne Marie on August 12, 2013, 10:33 AM
Kristy Dempsey's ME WITH YOU.
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Post by: eecoburn on August 12, 2013, 11:36 AM
Patricia Polacco's Thunder Cake is wonderful.
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Post by: LeslieG on August 12, 2013, 12:19 PM
GRAMMY LAMBY AND THE SECRET HANDSHAKE by Kate Klise and I'M GOING TO GRANDMA'S by Mary An Hoberman
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Post by: Christine B. on August 12, 2013, 12:27 PM
There is a very cute counting book called TWO AT THE ZOO where the Grandpa takes a little boy to the zoo. My nephews love that one.
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Post by: Marcia on August 12, 2013, 12:49 PM
ME WITH YOU by Kristy Dempsey--beautiful illustrations and a lovely message.
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Post by: Ravyn2002 on August 12, 2013, 01:07 PM
I like 'The Rusty, Trusty Tractor' by Joy Cowley

Also, My MeeGenius picture e-book Right 'This Instant' features a special grandpa/grandson relationship. Eli and Grandpa both teach each other about life in their own way.
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Post by: DonnaE on August 12, 2013, 01:43 PM
Kristy's book is great!! And Is it okay to plug my book, Being Frank (Flashlight Press)? Frank and his Grandpa Ernest share a special bond.
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Post by: LeslieG on August 12, 2013, 02:21 PM
Ooh, ooh, here's another gem: THE ROLLER COASTER KID by Mary Ann Rodman
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Post by: KatyD on August 12, 2013, 03:29 PM
I third or fourth (or how ever many) Kristy Dempsey's ME WITH YOU. A lovely story with gorgeous Chris Denise illustrations.
Title: Re: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: Franzilla on August 12, 2013, 06:33 PM
Is it me or do there seem to be more grandpa books than grandma books?

These are all great. Some I haven't read but am looking forward to getting!
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Post by: SYoon on August 12, 2013, 06:36 PM
I'm just here to say how cute and lovely your avatar is, Siski! So well painted. I went to read your thread and noticed you mentioned P&P! You are such a die-hard fan. I should pay you! But seriously, GREAT painting!!! You are improving by leaps and bounds every time I see a new avatar!  :paint
Title: Re: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: SYoon on August 12, 2013, 06:40 PM
Oh... I forgot to add something to this thread! Silly me.

The Napping House, by Audrey and Don Wood. The granny snores through most of it,... but she's still one of the stars of the book! There's something so special and comforting about napping with your granny!
Title: Re: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: DonnaE on August 12, 2013, 07:00 PM
Two more books, both about grandmas...

Still my Grandma by VĂ©ronique Van den Abeele
and
Tea Cakes for Tosh by Kelly Starling Lyons
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Post by: Melissa K on August 12, 2013, 08:33 PM
How about THE WEDNESDAY SURPRISE by Eve Bunting? I don't want to spoil the surprise in case some people haven't read it, but it's an unusual book about a grandmother and granddaughter.
Title: Re: Best picture books featuring grandparent relationships... for article.
Post by: Franzilla on August 15, 2013, 06:15 PM
Thank you! What a great list. Can't wait for grandparents to get hold of some of these gems!

Salina, thank you for the compliment on my avatar! Even I can see that I am getting better! Very satisfying.

As for P&P, well, hurry up and get another heartstring-pulling book out so I can stop having on about that one! I know there are some in the works! Get to it!
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Post by: CarrieLee on August 16, 2013, 08:11 AM
I hope I'm not mentioning one already on the list, but I love "Grandpa for Sale" by Dotti Enderle and Vicki Sansum. Great for funny way of showing how much we should "value" our loved ones. And the illustrations by Kyle Gentry are adorable.
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Post by: Leandra on August 16, 2013, 08:30 AM
How about- What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best by Laura Numeroff(author of the If You Give a Mouse...series). I bought it for my inlaws to keep at their house. What's really neat about it is you read through about the Grandmas, and then flip the book upside down and read about what Grandpas do best...or vice versa!  :)
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Post by: Claudine Gueh on September 09, 2013, 12:12 AM
I just read "How to Babysit A Grandpa" and it was sweet & funny!
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Post by: Franzilla on September 09, 2013, 05:37 AM
The article is live!

http://www.saga.co.uk/lifestyle/people/families/storybooks-to-bond-over.aspx

I hope you like it!
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Post by: Vijaya on September 09, 2013, 09:04 AM
Lovely article! Lots of familiar books and some new ones for me to check out as well.
Vijaya
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Post by: JennaWren on September 09, 2013, 09:41 AM
Looks great, Siski!
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Post by: DonnaE on September 09, 2013, 10:29 AM
Thank you so much! I shared it!
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Post by: LeslieG on September 09, 2013, 10:35 AM
Loved it!
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Post by: erinobrien on September 09, 2013, 10:47 AM
Great article! I have some new books to check out now.