Grandfathers

Grandad Bill's Song

By Jane Yolen

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A boy asks others how they felt when his grandfather died and then shares his own feelings. JE Fic Yol

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Grandpa Abe

By Marisabina Russo

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Grandpa Abe enters Sarah's life as her grandmother's boyfriend, becomes her grandfather by marriage, and enriches her life before leaving it. JE Fic Rus

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Pearl's Marigolds for Grandpa

By Jane Breskin Zalben

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A young girl copes with the death of her grandfather by remembering all the things she loved about him. Includes information about funeral customs of various religions. JE Fic Zal

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Poppy's Chair

By Karen Hesse

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On her first summer visit to her grandmother since her grandfather's death, Leah is saddened by his absence, but Gramm helps her learn how to remember Poppy with joy. JE Fic Hes

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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Sophie

By Mem Fox

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As Sophie grows bigger and her grandfather gets smaller, they continue to love each other very much. JE Fic Fox

Suggested for ages 3 - 7

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In the Rain With Baby Duck

By Amy Hest

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Baby complains that she hates the rain, until Grandpa finds the red umbrella with matching boots that cheered up Baby's mother when SHE was a baby. JE Fic Hes

Suggested for ages 3 - 6

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Jody's Beans

By Malachy Doyle

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Jody and her grandfather plant and finally harvest a crop of runner beans.

Suggested for ages 4 - 7

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Tomie dePaola Writes of Family and Faith

Tomie dePaola (pronounced "Tommy de -powla") was born just as the hard times of the Great Depression were coming to an end in 1934. When Tomie was a boy, there was no television, but he never missed it! He stayed glued to the radio to listen to his favorite show, Let's Pretend. Every week, the actors on Let's Pretend acted out stories of heroes, goblins, princesses, and talking animals. The show fired Tomie's imagination. By the time he was four years old, he knew he wanted to be an artist.