Picture Books By Age: 3-6

Don’t Call Me Grandma

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By: Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Illustrated by: Elizabeth Zunon
Description: Great-grandmother Nell eats fish for breakfast, she doesn’t hug or kiss, and she does NOT want to be called grandma. Her great-granddaughter isn’t sure what to think about her. As she slowly learns more about Nell’s life and experiences, the girl finds ways to connect with her prickly great-grandmother. (Description from Lerner Books)
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Abuela

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By: Arthur Dorros
Illustrated by: Elisa Kleven
Description: A little girl and her grandmother fly together over New York City. (Also in a Spanish edition)
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Abuelita and I Make Flan

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By: Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom
Illustrated by: Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom
Description: BUELITA AND I MAKE FLAN is about a girl who accidentally drops a family heirloom while baking with her abuela and must find a way to make things right. (Description author's website)
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A Chair for My Mother

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By: Vera Williams
Description: Grandparents, families, cooperation, saving, goal-setting A girl, her mother, and grandmother all contribute coins to the coin jar that will buy a new chair for mama after a fire destroys their possessions.
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A Couple of Boys have the Best Week Ever

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By: Marla Frazee
Description: Grandparents, summer activities, friends & friendship, humor James and Eamon stay with Eamon’s grandparents while in Nature Camp for the best summer ever!
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Albert the Fix-It Man

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By: Janet Lord
Illustrated by: Julie Paschkis
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Description: Elder valued in community, neighborliness, active older man
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A Little at a Time

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By: David A. Adler
Illustrated by: Paul Tong
Description: A young boy visits his grandfather in the city and asks many questions like "how did that tree get so tall" and "how did you get so smart Grandpa." He answers patiently, along with "a little at a time."
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A Map into the World

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By: Kao Kalia Yang
Illustrated by: Seo Kim
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Description: Paj Ntaub, a young Hmong American girl, and her family reach out to an older grieving neighbor. Growth & aging & death are portrayed as normal and natural. Four generations are clearly delineated.
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An Old Man and His Penguin

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By: Alayne Kay Christian
Illustrated by: Milanka Reardon
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Description: The true story of Joao Pereira de Souza, the penguin he rescued, and how Joao became an “honorary penguin. A warm tale of a compassionate human/animal bond, stewardship, and an environmental message.
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Amazing Grace

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By: Mary Hoffman
Illustrated by: Caroline Binch
Description: Families, grandparents, school, books & stories, dramatization, gender roles, multicultural. Publ. 1991. Grace’s grandmother helps Grace, a girl who loves stories, realize that with effort anything can be achieved.
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