Picture Books By Topic: appearances

Grandfather’s Wrinkles

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By: Kathryn England
Illustrated by: Richard McFarland
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Description: Grandfather explains where wrinkles come from in warm and child-friendly terms.
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Grandpa’s Face

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By: Eloise Greenfield
Illustrated by: Floyd Cooper
Description: Tamika sees her beloved grandfather making a mean face while he rehearses for one of his plays and becomes afraid that someday he will make that face at her. Actors, African-Americans, families, grandparents, perception, fears.
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Grandparents

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By: Chema Heras
Illustrated by: Rosa Osuna
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Description: Fun and heartwarming--a grandfather shows his love and appreciation for his wife as he persuades her to attend a dance with him. But she has many reasons to delay their outing: she needs to put eyeliner around her eyes--which are as sad as a moonless night…Delightful. (adapted from WorldCat)
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Julian is a Mermaid

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By: Jessica Love
Illustrated by: Jessica Love
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Description: Riding the subway with his abuela Julian glimpses beautiful costumed mermaids. All he can think of is dressing up just like the ladies in his own fabulous mermaid costume. But what will his abuela think about how Julian sees himself. A jubilant celebration of self love, individuality and acceptance.
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Meena

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By: Sine Van Mol
Illustrated by: Carianne Wijffels
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Description: Meena’s young neighbors believe she is a witch until their many misunderstandings are cleared up.
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The Most Beautiful Thing

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By: Kao Kalia Yang
Illustrated by: Khoa Le
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Description: “Drawn from author Kao Kalia Yang’s childhood experiences as a Hmong refugee, this moving picture book portrays a family with little money—and a great deal of love. Weaving together Kalia’s story with that of her beloved grandmother, the book moves from the jungles of Laos to the family’s early years in the United States.” (Book jacket)
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Sitti’s Secrets

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By: Naomi Shibab Nye
Illustrated by: Nancy Carpenter
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Description: Young Mona lives in America with her parents and her grandmother, her Sitti, lives far away in the Mid East. Mona cannot speak her grandmother’s language and Sitti cannot speak hers, but their connection grows loving and strong Multi-cultural (Am., Palestinian), language differences, appearances
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The Truth about Grandparents

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By: Elina Ellis
Illustrated by: Elina Ellis
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Description: Art contradicts text, thus challenging common myths about older adults. For example, the text states, “I’ve been hearing lots of strange things about old people. Some people say they are NOT MUCH FUN. They say grandparents are SLOW…and CLUMSY…” In reality, Yoga and dancing and more are shown, even a little romance.
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