Picture Books By Topic: men

Grandad’s Camper

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By: Harry Woodgate
Illustrated by: Harry Woodgate
Description: Gramps and Grandad were adventurers. They would surf, climb mountains, and tour the country in their amazing camper. Gramps just made everything extra special. But after Gramps died, granddad hasn’t felt like traveling anymore. So, their amazing granddaughter comes up with a clever plan to fix up the old camper and get Grandad excited to explore again. This beautiful picture book honors love and reminds us not only to remember those we have lost, but to celebrate them. (Description Little Bee Books)
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A Morning with Grandpa

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By: Sylvia Lui
Illustrated by: Christina Forshay
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Description: Mei Mei’s grandpa is practicing tai chi in the garden, and Mei Mei is eager to join in. As Gong Gong tries to teach her the slow, graceful movements, Mei Mei enthusiastically does them with her own flair. Then Mei Mei takes a turn, trying to teach Gong Gong the yoga she learned in school. Will Gong Gong be able to master the stretchy, bendy poses? Celebrates the joy of learning new things together. (from publisher)
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A Plan for the People: Nelson Mandela’s Hope for His Nation

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By: Lindsey McDivitt
Illustrated by: Charly Palmer
Description: Palmer’s powerful paintings complement this inspiring story of sacrifice and loss, devotion and learning, and patience and hard work. McDivitt and Palmer deftly chronicle the ongoing global fight against racism; Mandela’s journey makes for a powerful reminder of the ability to change. (Description from School Library Journal. Starred review)
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Big Papa and the Time Machine

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By: Daniel Bernstrom
Illustrated by: Shane W. Evans
Description: A journey into African American history: When a little boy is afraid to go to school, his grandfather, Big Papa, takes him away in his time machine—a 1952 Ford—to the times he was scared of something life handed him. That’s called being brave Big Papa says. (Description from Bookshop.org)
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The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos

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By: Deborah Heligman
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham
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Description: As a boy famed mathematician Paul Erdos “spent his days counting and thinking about numbers. He couldn’t tie his own shoes or butter his own toast” and that changed little as he grew up. However, this math genius generously shared his brain, helping other mathematicians with math problems and research.
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The Cats of Mrs. Calamari

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By: John Stadler
Illustrated by: John Stadler
Description: "Mrs. Calamari has cats, lots of them, but her new landlord, Mr. Gangplank, and his dog, Potato, do not like cats. Fortunately, Mr. Gangplank has lost his glasses so he believes Mrs. Calamari when she says she doesn't have cats... This has everything going for it: true humor, adorable artwork, and a story that hangs together from beginning to end. The cat's meow!" (description from Booklist) *Starred Review, Booklist*
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Grandpa Alan’s Sugar Shack

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By: Alan Page, Kamie Page
Illustrated by: David Geister
Description: "Here is the gentle story of a granddaughter discovering one of the great joys of her grandfather's youth, spring in the north woods when the maple trees are bursting with sap. Together, grandfather and granddaughter make their way out into the chilly pre-dawn woods to find and tap maple trees, hang buckets, and collect sap. And then patiently (or not!), they wait for the sap to boil into syrup back at the sugar shack. They wait. And they wait. Until ... at last! The first sweet taste of amber sticky goodness is ready."--Jacket.
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Gus & Me

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By: Keith Richards
Illustrated by: Theodora Richards
Description: True tale by Rolling Stones musician Keith Richards about his relationship with his grandfather and introduction to music.
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Jayden’s Impossible Garden

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By: Mélina Mangal
Illustrated by: Ken Daley
Description: "Nine-year-old Jayden loves the outdoors, but his mother is nervous about him playing in their neighborhood. With the help of his neighbor Mr. Curtis, can Jayden help Mama see that nature and beauty are all around?"
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Kiyoshi’s Walk

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By: Mark Karlins
Illustrated by: Nicole Wong
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Description: Kiyoshi asks his grandfather, the wise poet Eto, where poems come from, and Eto takes him on a walk through the city to seek an answer. (Description from WorldCat)
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