Grandparent Books

Many books explore and celebrate the very special bond between kids and grandparents. We've compiled a list of great choices, from picture books to middle grade fiction to young adult novels, that show kids and grandparents -- silly or serious -- sharing a home, navigating visits, taking road trips, having adventures, and even dealing with illness and loss. Bonus: Many are perfect for reading together! For more books that are fun to share, check out our lists of Read-Aloud Books and Classic Books for Kids.

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Between Us and Abuela: A Family Story from the Border

age 3+

Heartwarming Christmas story set at the U.S.-Mexico border.

By: Mitali Perkins (2019)
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Darling Baby

age 3+

Gentle, colorful call to celebrate the small things.

By: Maira Kalman (2021)
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Ladybug Girl's Day Out with Grandpa

age 3+

Museum trip sparks love of learning in fun tale.

By: David Soman, Jacky Davis (2017)
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Last Stop on Market Street

age 3+

Tender story of Nana showing grandson city beauty via bus.

By: Matt de la Peña (2015)
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Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa

age 3+

First-sleepover anxieties melt away in reassuring tale.

By: Anna Dewdney (2015)
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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

age 4+

Zany food-as-weather tale full of humor, great drawings.

By: Judi Barrett (1978)
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A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

age 4+

Giggles abound in friendship-focused read-aloud.

By: Marla Frazee (2008)
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Down by the River: A Family Fly Fishing Story

age 4+

Boy learns from his grandpa in warm family tale.

By: Andrew Weiner (2018)
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Fancy Nancy: Bonjour, Butterfly

age 4+

Butterflies and grandparents can be fancy too.

By: Jane O'Connor (2008)
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Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar

age 4+

Rolling Stones guitarist's warm, inspiring childhood memoir.

By: Keith Richards (2014)
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Hey Grandude!

age 4+

Grandfather takes kids to faraway places in magical romp.

By: Paul McCartney (2019)
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Ice Cream Summer

age 4+

Whimsical art and ice cream tie in summer learning and fun.

By: Peter Sis (2015)
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In Plain Sight

age 4+

Playful, loving relationship shines in sweet grandpa tale.

By: Richard Jackson (2017)
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Leave Me Alone!

age 4+

Granny treks off to knit in peace in funny modern folktale.

By: Vera Brosgol (2016)
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My Abuelita

age 4+

Robust artwork with a Latino touch celebrates storytelling.

By: Tony Johnston (2009)
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Nana in the City

age 4+

Vibrant art, gentle story of Nana and a boy's magical cape.

By: Lauren Castillo (2014)
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Ocean Meets Sky

age 4+

Boy remembers his grandfather in magical, visual tale.

By: Terry Fan, Eric Fan (2018)
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Grandma's Gardens

age 5+

Gardens hold sweet memories in gentle grandma story.

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Grandpa Green

age 5+

Man's life is lovingly recalled by his grandson and garden.

By: Lane Smith (2011)
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Peeny Butter Fudge

age 5+

Toothsome gift for zany grandmas to share with grandkids.

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