Grandparent's Day

Valerie and the Silver Pear

By Benjamin Darling, illustrated by Dan Lane

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Valerie and her grandfather pick many pears from the old tree, hunting for the silver pear that her late grandmother always gave away to friends. They then take their sweet harvest and make some wonderful pies with a recipe (included!) from Grandma's cookbook. A lovely picture book that celebrates family and family traditions.
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The Squeaky, Creaky Bed

By Pat Thomson, illustrated by Niki Daly

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A cumulative tale about a little boy who cannot fall asleep in the noisy old bed at his grandparents' house.
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The Raft

By Jim LaMarche

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Reluctant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks. 

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The House of Wings

By Betsy Byars

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This chapter book tells the story of a ten-year-old boy named Sammy whose parents leave him with his grandfather in West Virginia so they can try to make a fresh start in Indiana. The grandfather is gruff and only seems to care for the wild birds who pass through the mountains. Sammy wants to run away, but a hurt crane needing his attention convinces him to stay and learn more about birds and his quiet grandfather.
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The Hello, Goodbye Window

By Norton Juster, illustrated by Chris Raschka

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The first picture book by the author of the classic "The Phantom Tollbooth" tells the story of a little girl who finds a magic gateway in the kitchen window of her grandparents' house, and the voyage of discovery she takes.
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The Grandma Book

By Todd Parr

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Presents the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses. [Book description]
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Spot Visits His Grandparents

By Eric Hill

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The ever-popular puppy, Spot, has a ball visiting his grandparents.
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Robert Lives with His Grandparents

By Martha Whitmore Hickman

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A boy has chosen to live with his grandparents rather than his mother while she gets help for her addictions. He loves his grandparents, but he worries that the other kids will make fun of him when it's time for Parents' Day at school
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Nora's Ark

By Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

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During the Vermont flood of 1927, Wren and her grandparents make room in their house for twenty neighbors and lots of animals.
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Me and My Family Tree

By Joan Sweeney

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A good beginning book to teach small ones about the basics of a family tree.

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