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Ackerman, Karen. Just Like
Max. Knopf, 1990. ( j )
When Great-uncle Max, the tailor, becomes sick and can no longer sew, nephew Aaron becomes his "hands" and together they create something special.
Aliki. The Two of Them.
Mulberry, 1979. ( j )
Describes the relationship of a grandfather and granddaughter from her birth to his death.
Bunting, Eve. Can You Do This,
Old Badger? Harcourt, 1999. ( j )
Little Badger finds that although Old Badger can't do some things as easily as he used to, he still has some useful and important skills to teach.
Bunting, Eve. Sunshine Home.
Clarion, 1994. ( j )
When Tim and his parents visit his grandmother in the nursing home as she recovers from a broken hip, everyone pretends to be happy until he helps them express their true feelings.
Bunting, Eve. The Wednesday
Surprise. Clarion, 1989. ( j and Cassette/Book Kit)
On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna, everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.
DePaola, Tomie. Nana, Upstairs,
Nana Downstairs. Putnam, 1973. ( j and Cassette/Book Kit)
Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable death.
DePaola, Tomie. Now One Foot,
Now the Other. Putnam, 1981. ( j )
When his grandfather suffers a stroke, Bobby teaches him to walk, just as his grandfather had once taught him.
Finchler, Judy. Miss Malarkey
Doesn't Live in Room 10. Walker, 1995. ( j )
A first grade boy is shocked, then pleased, when he discovers that his teacher has a life away from school.
Flournoy, Valerie. The Patchwork
Quilt. Dial, 1985. ( j )
Using scraps from her African-American family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother make a beautiful quilt.
Fox, Mem. Wilfrid Gordon McDonald
Partridge. Kane/Miller, 1985. ( j )
A boy with four names collects memorabilia in a box to take to his friend with four names in a nursing home when he hears she is losing her memory.
Hest, Amy. In the Rain with
Baby Duck. Candlewick Press, 1995. ( j )
Although her parents love walking in the rain, Baby Duck does not, until Grandpa shares a secret with her.
Hines, Anna Grossnickle. Gramma's
Walk. Greenwillow, 1993. ( j )
Donnie and Gramma, who is in a wheelchair, take an imagined walk to the seashore and smell the salty breeze, walk barefoot on the warm sand, observe animals, and build a sand castle.
Houston, Gloria McLendon. My
Great-Aunt Arizona. Harper Collins, 1992 ( j921H874h)
An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of schoolchildren.
Leighton, Audrey O. A Window
of Time. NADJA, 1995. ( j )
Shawn is troubled by his grandfather's frequent loss of memory and mental confusion.
Martin, Bill. Knots on a Counting
Rope. Holt, 1987. ( j and Big Book)
Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses and his grandfather reminisce about the young boy's birth, his first horse, and an exciting horse race.
Mayer, Mercer. Just Grandma
and Me. Golden, 1983. ( j )
Mayer, Mercer. Just Grandpa and Me. Golden, 1985. ( j )
Little Critter spends a day alone with each of his grandparents: he and Grandma go to the beach, and he and Grandpa go shopping for new clothes.
McPhail, David. Teddy Bear.
Holt, 2002. ( j )
A Teddy Bear, lost by the little boy who loves him, still feels loved after being rescued by a homeless man.
Miller, William. The Piano
Lee & Low, 2000. ( j )
Tia, a young black girl who loves music, finds a job in the home of an older white woman who not only teaches her to play the piano but also becomes her friend
Mills, Lauren A. Rag Coat.
Little, Brown, 1991. ( j )
A picture book that celebrates Appalachia, this is a tender story about a resourceful mountain girl's special coat, made by neighbors from scraps of fabric they contribute.
Neasi, Barbara J. Listen to
Me. Children's Press, 1986. ( E )
Whenever Mom and Dad are too busy to talk and to listen, Grandma saves the day, helping out and being a good listener.
Pearson, Susan. Happy Birthday,
Grampie. (Dial, 1987. ( j )
A poignant, warm story of how a granddaughter's love for her grandfather breaks through the barriers of language and age.
Peters, Lisa Westberg. Good
Morning, River! Arcade, 1990. ( j )
Katherine and her friend, an older man named Carl, celebrate the seasons on the river together, until his absence requires her to grow and change even as their special relationship changes.
Polacco, Patricia. Mrs. Katz
and Tush. Bantam, 1992. ( j )
A long-lasting friendship develops between Larnel, a young African-American, and Mrs. Katz, a lonely, Jewish widow, when Larnel presents Mrs. Katz with a scrawny, tailless kitten.
Polacco, Patricia. Thank You,
Mr. Falker. Philomel Books, 1998. ( j )
At first, Trisha loves school, but her difficulty learning to read makes her feel dumb, until, in the fifth grade, a new teacher helps her understand and overcome her problem.
Reiser, Lynn. Cherry Pies and
Lullabies. Greenwillow, 1998. ( j )
Illustrating the connections between three generations, family members bake a pie, make a crown of flowers, pass on a handmade quilt, and share a lullaby, and each time "it was the same, but different."
Say, Allen. Grandfather's Journey.
Houghton Mifflin, 1993. ( j )
A Japanese American man recounts his grandfather's journey to America, which he later recreates and experiences the feelings of being torn by love for two different countries.
Tejima, Keizaburao. Ho-limlim:
a Rabbit Tale from Japan. Philomel, 1990. ( j )
After one last foray far from his home, an aging rabbit decides he prefers to rest in his own garden and let his children and grandchildren bring him good things to eat.
Yolen, Jane. Miz Berlin Walks.
Philomel Books, 1997. ( j )
Mary Louise gradually gets to know and love a senior neighbor lady who tells wonderful stories as she walks around the block of her Virginia home.
Zolotow, Charlotte. I Know
a Lady. Morrow, 1984. ( j )
Sally describes a loving and lovable old lady in her neighborhood who grows flowers, waves to children when they pass her house and bakes cookies at Christmas.