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14 sweet books about Grandpas

We've rounded up the cutest books about the special bond between kids and their grandfathers.

By Jessica Spera

14 sweet books about Grandpas

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Why I Love My Grandpa

Illustrated by Daniel Howarth, HarperCollins





Ages 1-2





Cute animal illustrations accompany kids' own words about why they love their grandfathers. $13, chapters.indigo.ca




14 sweet books about Grandpas

How to Babysit a Grandpa

Written by Jean Reagan and illustrated by Lee Wildish, Penguin Random House





Ages 5-8





A kid describes the ultimate "how-to" guide when babysitting your Grandpa, including what to do on a walk, what snacks to eat, and how to play games with him. $14, chapters.indigo.ca




14 sweet books about Grandpas

The Grandpa Book

Written and illustrated by Todd Parr, Little Brown Books for Young Readers





Ages 2-5





This story pays tribute to grandfathers around the world. $10, chapters.indigo.ca




14 sweet books about Grandpas

Me With You

Written by Kristy Dempsey and illustrated by Christopher Denise, Penguin Young Readers Group


Ages 2+


A pair beyond compare, a rare and special two! This rhyming book is about a young granddaughter who knows that in the good times and even the bad, she and her grandfather are an unbeatable duo. $9, chapters.indigo.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

Grandpa & Bo

Written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes, HarperCollins


Ages 3-7


Bo loves spending the summer with Grandpa, and they do fun activities together, like fishing and making things. They talk and laugh a lot, and even celebrate a very special summer Christmas. When they spot a shooting star at the end of their summer, they both make the same wish. $20, chapters.indigo.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

Grandpa Loves Me!

Written and illustrated by Marianne Richmond, Sourcebooks


Ages 2+


There are so many fun things to do with Grandpas, like play sports and board games or learn to fish! $11, chapters.indigo.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

My Grandpa Is a Dinosaur

Written and illustrated by Richard Fairgray and Terry Jones, Sky Pony Press


Ages 5-7


Wanda has been paying close attention to her Grandpa for years, and she's pretty sure he's a dinosaur, but nobody else seems to think so. His skin is a green colour, he roars, and he's even got a tail! There's nothing left to do but to ask him herself so she can get to the bottom of this. $25, chapters.indigo.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

I Call My Grandpa Papa

Written and illustrated by Ashley Wolff, Random House Children's Books


Ages 4-8


What do you call your Grandpa? Whether it's Pops, Babu or Opa, it doesn't change how much you love spending time with him. $20, amazon.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

Grandpa's Great Escape

Written by David Walliams and illustrated by Tony Ross, HarperCollins


Ages 9-12


Jack's Grandpa may not always remember his name, but he wears his slippers to the supermarket, makes Spam à la Custard for dinner, and soars the skies in a speeding Spitfire. He used to be a pilot in World War II, but when he's put in an old folk's home called Twilight Towers, it's up to him and Jack to plan his escape. Jack and Grandpa take readers along for the ride on their secret mission to escape the evil Matron Swine. $12, chapters.indigo.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

The Great and the Grand

Written by Benjamin Fox and illustrated by Elizabeth Robbins, Familius


Ages 8-12


The Old knows life can be difficult, but The New knows softness and innocence. As a new baby and an old grandfather prepare to meet for the first time, they discover the beautiful balance between innocence and experience. $24, chapters.indigo.ca

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Tea With Grandpa

Written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg, Roaring Brook Press


Ages 3-7


This fun, rhyming tale is about a little girl's special tea time with Grandpa. They laugh, clink teacups, and sin. And even if Grandpa's far away, they use computers and video chat to make sure they don't miss their special ritual. $18, chapters.indigo.ca

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When a Grandpa Says 'I Love You'

Written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Jennifer A. Bell, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


Ages 4-8


Grandfathers show their love in so many different ways, like giving you that extra scoop of icecream or attending an impromptu tea party. Explore all of the wonderful ways that Grandpa says "I love you." $19, amazon.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

Grandpa Green

Written and illustrated by Lane Smith, Roaring Brook Press 


Ages 5-9


Grandpa Green takes his great-grandson into his amazing garden, with beautifully-shaped shrubs and plants that tell forgotten tales of family history. $16, chapters.indigo.ca

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The Matchbox Diary

Written by Paul Fleischman and illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline, Candlewick Press


Ages 6-9


A little girl finds an old cigar box while visiting her great-grandfather's house, and inside, she finds a collection of matchboxes. Each one has an object inside that holds a memory from her great-grandfather's past. There's an olive pit, a bottle cap, and a ticket to his first baseball game, and each has its own story. He tells her of his journey from Italy to a new country, where he couldn't yet read or write, and everything that followed. $11, chapters.indigo.ca

14 sweet books about Grandpas

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This article was originally published on Jun 08, 2016
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