Picture Books By Topic: grandfather/grandson

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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Be the Change: A Grandfather Gandhi Story

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By: Bethany Hegedus, Arun Gandhi
Illustrated by: Evan Turk
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Description: t Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste. (from website Grandfather Gandhi.)
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Crouching Tiger

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By: Ying Chang Compestine
Illustrated by: Yan Nascimbene
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Description: Grandpa visits from China and imparts his skills in tai chi to his young grandson and also pride in his Chinese-­American heritage.
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Grandfather and I

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By: Helen E. Buckley
Illustrated by: Jan Ormerod
Description: Grandparents, everyday activities, families, multicultural (African Americans). In the middle of a busy family, only grandfather has lots of time to walk and look with his grandson.
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Grandfather Gandhi

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By: Bethany Hegedus, Arun Gandhi
Illustrated by: Evan Turk
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Description: Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.
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Hot Hot Roti for Dadi-ji

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By: F. Zia
Illustrated by: Keri Min
Description: Grandparents, families, food, multi-cultural – India. Aneel’s active grandparents bring stories, special foods, and fun with them from India.
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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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Rock, Brock and the Savings Shock

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By: Sheila Bair
Illustrated by: Barry Gott
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Description: Twins Rock and Brock learn the value of saving money from their grandfather. Additional information at the end of the book teaches about savings and lifelong financial security.
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Tapicero Tap Tap

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By: Waribe' Aska
Description: Grandpa is called Tapicero Tap Tap due to the tap tap of this hammer as he builds furniture in his shop. He shares youthful dreams of travel--unrealized, with his grandsons. And also his satisfaction with community, fiestas and bullfights.
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These Hands

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By: Margaret H. Mason
Illustrated by: Floyd Cooper
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Description: Activism, stories, skills, racism, legacy. An African-American grandfather teaches skills to his young grandson while sharing anecdotes of his past. He tells of not being allowed to touch the bread dough or bake the bread at the Wonder Bread factory because of his skin color.
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