There’s nothing quite like those precious moments when a child clambers onto your lap with a book. If you are looking for a new story to share with your grandkids, here are 12 picture books that celebrate the grandparent-grandchild relationship. And if you’re not fortunate enough to live near your grandchildren, watch for Part 2, when we discuss ways to share story time long distance.

 

1. Grandma, Grandpa, and Me by Mercer Mayer

Mercer Mayer’s beloved Little Critter series includes several books about grandparents. In Grandma, Grandpa, and Me, Little Critter spends the night on his grandparents’ farm.

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2. How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan

Have you ever wondered who’s really in charge when you’re watching your grandchildren? That’s all sorted out in How to Babysit a Grandpa and its companion, How to Babysit a Grandma.

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3. The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas! by Sally Lloyd-Jones

Here’s another book perfect for the youngster who’s in charge. The Ultimate Guide to Grandmas & Grandpas! gives your grandchild lots of helpful advice on how to take care of you.

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4. The Napping House by Audrey Wood

The rhythmic language and beautiful illustrations in The Napping House tell the story of a granny and her grandchild sharing a nap on a rainy afternoon.

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5. Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney

There’s a good chance that Anna Dewdney’s adorably dramatic Llama is already one of your grandchildren’s favorite storybook characters. In Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa, he spends his first night away from home at his grandparents’ house.

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6. 40 Uses for a Grandpa by Harriet Ziefert

As you know, grandparents play many different roles in their grandchildren’s lives. 40 Uses for a Grandpa, and its companion, 41 Uses for a Grandma, explore some of these fun and imaginative roles, from handyman to entertainment center.

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7. Here Comes Grandma by Janet Lord

If you would travel any distance and by any means to visit your grandchild, you’ll certainly relate to the grandmother in Here Comes Grandma. You and your grandchild will enjoy discovering together all the ways grandma might travel.

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8. The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

The Hello, Goodbye Window tells the sweet story of a young girl and all the things that happen at and through the kitchen window at her grandparents’ house.

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9. My Granny’s Purse by P. H. Hanson

You never know what might be in grandma’s purse, which explains why your grandchildren enjoy poking through yours. My Granny’s Purse is an interactive fold-out book that allows your grandkids to explore the story by riffling through a fictional version of a grandmother’s purse.

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10. Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

In Grandpa Green, a little boy learns about his great-grandfather’s life through his topiary garden, which is something like a living memoir.

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11. The Grandma Book and The Grandpa Book by Todd Parr

Every grandparent is unique and has their own way of showing love for their grandchildren. The Grandma Book and The Grandpa Book by Todd Parr illustrate some of those ways in this delightful pair of books that you and your grandchild can enjoy together.

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12. Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo

Nana in the City follows a little boy overwhelmed by the sights and sounds of a big city and his wise grandmother, who knows just how to help him feel safe.

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What’s your favorite book to read to your grandchildren?

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