Picture Books By Age: 3-6

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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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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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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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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A River of Words

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By: Jen Bryant
Illustrated by: Melissa Sweet
Description: Biography/picture book Poets & poetry, biography, vocations, persistence Though he practiced medicine, William Carlos Williams became a recognized poet continuing well into his sixties.
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A Sick Day for Amos McGee

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By: Phillip Stead
Illustrated by: Erin Stead
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Description: Dedication, jobs – zookeeper, animals, zoos, friends & friendship. Caldecott Medal for illustrations.
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Aunt Flossie’s Hats (& Crab Cakes later)

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By: Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Illustrated by: James Ransome
Description: Families, family stories, hats. When they visit their favorite relative, Sara and Susan enjoy her collection of hats and stories and share crab cakes.
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The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s

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By: Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
Description: By the end of the week a brother and sister stop worrying about what they will do at Grandma and Grandpa's and have lots of fun. Shows the similarities between young and old.
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