Top 10 Books About Grandparents
Discover the best kids books about grandparents in our 'Book Lists to Read' series.
Grandparents play a role in our lives that no other relative or loved one can fill. They connect us to our past and help us appreciate our present. Plus, they just know a lot of stuff. Here are 10 of our picks for grandparents who want to connect with their grandkids—and vice versa.
The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros and Dana Wulfekotte“In this gentle and compassionate allegory for Alzheimer’s disease, James struggles to collect the memory balloons his grandfather lets go of, one by one. Pretty soon, he has enough of his own to share. Heartwarmingly told and lovingly illustrated.” Storyberries
The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster and Chris Raschka“The kitchen window at Nanna and Poppy’s house is a magical portal for their granddaughter to travel into other worlds. But she might discover along the way that the most magical things are the things she encounters at home every day.”
How to Babysit a Grandpa & How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan and Lee Wildish“There are lots of ways to spend a fun day with Grandpa or Grandma—but sometimes a kid needs all the ideas in one place! Enter these charming how-to books with suggestions ranging from topping cookies with ice cream to picking dandelions and putting on a scary play.” Storyberries
I Really Want to See You, Grandma by Taro Gomi“Yumi and her grandmother decide to spend some time together—so each heads out to visit the other, only to pass each other right by! The same thing happens when they decide to head home. Will they ever connect?”
Hey Grandude by Paul McCartney and Kathryn Durst“In this whimsical story written by none other than Paul McCartney and illustrated by Kathryn Durst, a grandfather takes his four grandchildren on a journey through time with his magic compass. Sure to win the hearts of all generations.”
If All the World Were… by Joseph Coelho and Allison Colpoys“A gentle story of the love between a little girl and her grandfather and the way she learns to cope with his death. Perfect for readers of all ages as they learn how to cherish loved ones both here and gone.”
Grandma Bird by Benji Davies“Noi’s grandmother lives on an island where strange things seem to happen all the time. Noi hesitates to visit—until a rescue mission raises the stakes. A fun and adventurous tale of inter-generational friendship.”
Just Grandma and Me by Mercer Mayer“From beloved children’s author and illustrator Mercer Mayer comes the story of the Little Critters spending an eventful day at the beach. Readers of all ages will love this book.” Storyberries
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith“Grandpa Green has lived many lives: farm boy, soldier, artist—and now gardener. Follow his grandson on a journey through a garden of memories to understand his grandfather’s unique history, and how he himself is a part of it.” Storyberries
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill“Spot the lift-the-flap dog is back to spend the day with his grandparents. He’ll hear stories, help in the garden, play with the ball, and maybe break a shed window along the way…never a dull moment, as readers will discover!”
Grandma On A Windy BeachA beautifully poetic journey into the life of a Grandma including recollections of her life as a young girl. With its gorgeous illustrations, this tender and joyful story will warm everyone’s heart. The audio version of the story narrated here is quite magical.
Grandpa Farouk’s GardenAmir loves to visit Grandpa Farouk, and especially enjoys spending time in his garden. When the garden begins to suffer, Amir helps to collect ladybirds, to encourage natural healing and promote new fresh growth.
Grandma’s GlassesGrandma is always forgetting where she’s left her glasses, and without her glasses, she can’t see to find them again! Luckily, Nicha is there to play detective for her!