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Picture Books By Topic: retirement
By: Karen Ackerman
Description: Grandparents, families, Caldecott Medalist Three children spend the day in their grandfather’s attic, enjoying his tap dancing and memories of vaudeville in this Caldecott Medal winning book. Out of print.
Ages: 3-6, 6-9
Topics: creativity, grandfather, grandparents, history, intergenerational, late-life happiness, retirement, using life experiences
By: Sheila Sustrin, Letty Sustrin
Illustrated by: Thomas H. Bone III
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Description: First in a series about a dedicated teacher; forced, but active retirement; ongoing involvement with first grade classroom and kids. The School Rules force Mrs. Belle into reluctant retirement, but rather than stay home and rest she dons creative disguises to slip back into the school. A is for Aging book review below includes 3 sequels in the series.
Topics: community, intergenerational, late-life happiness, perseverance, retirement, schools, using life experiences, volunteerism, work