Books to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day

Grandparents’ Day is on Sunday, and we all know the special bonds that exist between children and their grandparents. To celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of books that kids can read with grandma, grandpa, or both!









The Grandpa Book/The Grandma Book, by Todd Parr

“Some grandpas have a lot of pictures of you… All grandpas like to tell you stories.”

“Some grandmas have a lot of purses… All grandmas are happy when you spend the night.”

With vibrant illustrations and simple text, Parr’s books are great for younger readers. They can also prompt conversation with kids about which qualities mentioned fit their grandparents, and if there are any they would add to the list.


What Grandmas/Grandpas Do Best
, by Laura Numeroff and Lynn Munsinger

Readers get two for one in this creative picture book. Kids can read What Grandmas Do Best, then flip it around for What Grandpas Do Best, and vice versa! Perfect for reading with Grandma AND Grandpa, Numeroff and Munsinger capture all of the best parts of these special people.


Just Grandpa and Me, by Mercer Mayer

“My mom said I needed a new suit. So we went to the city to buy one, just Grandpa and me.” Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter is back in this book that celebrates spending one-on-one time with grandparents. (You can also buy Just Grandma and Me.)


Grandmother and I, by Helen E. Buckley and Jan Ormerod

Sometimes Grandma can comfort you the way no one else can. Buckley’s sweet book proves there’s no better place in the world than sitting on Grandma’s lap.


When I Was Young in the Mountains, by Cynthia Rylant and Diane Goode

This Caldecott Award-winning book is a lovely portrait of two children staying at Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Charming illustrations of country life give this book a slightly old-fashioned feel, and the story reminds readers that the little things we do with our grandparents, no matter how small, always feel special in their own way.


How will your family celebrate Grandparents’ Day?

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