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Silly Frilly Grandma Tilly: An A is for Aging Book Review

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It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw

Bill Traylor first picked up a pencil to draw at the age of 85 and people of all ages stopped to admire his drawings as he worked on the street. Award winning author Don Tate illuminates the hardscrabble life of … Continue reading

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Six Great Ways to Celebrate Grandparents Day (that don’t involve greeting cards)

I’m not sure how you feel, but the waning days of summer always hit me with a zillion regrets—the picnics not packed, the flowers not planted, the lakes where I never even dipped a toe. Well, I’m here to save … Continue reading

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Older Role Models Needed: “Albert the Fix-It Man” is on the job

Albert the Fix-It Man, by Janet Lord, has Albert helping out all over town, pulling out his tools in aid of numerous neighbors. If something needs fixing Albert is on the job volunteering his assistance whether it be a rusty … Continue reading

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Review of “My Abuelita”—a Grandparent raising her Grandchild

In My Abuelita, by Tony Johnston, a young boy lives with his grandmother and from the first page he tells us how much he loves her. Also, from the beginning he tells us Abuelita loves her work, and we follow … Continue reading

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A Respected Elder

Crouching Tiger by Ying Chang Compestine  is the rare picture book that shows a grandfather imparting a valued skill to his young grandson. It is a quiet, contemplative book, similar to the gentle martial art of tai chi that it … Continue reading

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Here Comes Grandma

Here Comes Grandma by Janet Lord (Henry Holt, 2005) is designed to excite the youngest children, toddlers included, about grandma’s upcoming visit. Grandma posts a letter to her grandchild and the successive pages show her on her way via different … Continue reading

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From the top of the stack: Patricia Polacco

I think it’s fair to say that Michigan’s own Patricia Polacco is truly the Queen of positive aging children’s literature. In her own words she has a “…genuine curiosity for the wonder of living a very long life,” and it … Continue reading

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