Grandmothers

Sweet Potato Pie

By Anne Rockwell

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Nothing tastes as good as Grandma's pie!

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All the Places to Love

By Patricia MacLachlan, illustrated by Mike Wimmer

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A newborn is held to the window of his family's farmstead by his grandmother. He can feel the wind on his face and see all the places to love. Far off a stream glides by and a blueberry patch waits on a hilltop for eager hands on summer days.
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Ghost Wings

By Barbara M. Joosse

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While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

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Mice And Beans

By Pam Muñoz Ryan and Joe Cepeda (illustrator)

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Kind-hearted but forgetful grandmother Rosa María prepares for her granddaughter’s seventh birthday, with help from the ratones living in her house. Color-drenched, lively illustrations reflect a close-knit Hispanic family, and Spanish phrases flavor the story. Includes a recipe for rice and beans!

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Magic or Madness

By Justine Larbalestier

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From the Sydney, Australia home of a grandmother she believes is a witch, fifteen-year-old Reason Cansino is magically transported to New York City, where she discovers that friends and foes can be hard to distinguish. 

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Come Back, Grandma

By Sue Limb

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Bessie misses her grandmother when she dies, but when Bessie grows up, she has a little girl of her own who looks and behaves just like Grandma. JE Fic Lim

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

By Tomie DePaola

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Four-year-old Tommy enjoys his relationship with both his grandmother and great-grandmother, but eventually learns to face their inevitable deaths. JE Fic DeP

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Saying Good-Bye To Grandma

By Jane Resh Thomas

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Seven-year-old Suzie is curious and fearful about what Grandma's funeral will be like. J155.937 Th

Suggested for ages 5 - 7

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What! Cried Granny: An Almost Bedtime Story

By Kate Lum and Adrian Johnson (illustrator)

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Granny has to be extremely resourceful in order to get her grandson to sleep. JE Fic Lum

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Off We Go

By Jane Yolen

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Take a trip to Grandma’s house with a mouse, a frog and other baby critters! JE Fic Yol

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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