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Let's hear it for the grandparents

Grandad Mandela

Take a look at some of our favourite books about the grandparents in our life.

They're perfect for your child to share with their own granny or grandad, but otherwise with you – giving you the chance to chat about why grandparents are just so wise and wonderful. 

More seriously, a couple of these books also touch very well on some sad and delicate themes about the older relatives we love, and have loved, so much. 

  • Rumbelow's Dance

    Author: John Yeoman Illustrator: Quentin Blake

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  • Rumbelow's Dance

    Author: John Yeoman Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Rumbelow is dancing on his way to his grandparents' house - and soon, everyone else is joining in to dance too.

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  • Time for Bed, Miyuki

    Author: Roxane Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh

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  • Time for Bed, Miyuki

    Author: Roxane Marie Galliez and Seng Soun Ratanavanh

    It's time for Miyuki to go to bed, but there are so many things she wants to do with her grandfather before then! One of the most …

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  • Joy

    Author: Corrinne Averiss Illustrator: Isabelle Follath

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  • Joy

    Author: Corrinne Averiss Illustrator: Isabelle Follath

    This uplifting tale, which explores the nature of happiness and celebrates the touching relationship between grandparent and child…

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  • Ladder to the Moon

    Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng Illustrator: Yuri Morales

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  • Ladder to the Moon

    Author: Maya Soetoro-Ng Illustrator: Yuri Morales

    In this picture book by US President Barack Obama's half sister, Maya Soetoro-Ng explores the themes of humanity, love, acceptance…

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  • White Owl Barn Owl

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Michael Foreman

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  • White Owl Barn Owl

    Author: Nicola Davies Illustrator: Michael Foreman

    Davies cocoons the factual information within an inter-generational first-person narrative of a girl and her grandfather building …

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  • The Building Boy

    Author: Ross Montgomery Illustrator: David Litchfield

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  • The Building Boy

    Author: Ross Montgomery Illustrator: David Litchfield

    The boy loves his grandmother dearly. Best of all, he loves the stories about her life as a prize-winning architect. One day, she …

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  • Granpa

    Author: John Burningham

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  • Granpa

    Author: John Burningham

    A sensitive and moving exploration of the relationship between a young girl and her grandfather.

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  • Izzy Gizmo

    Author: Pip Jones Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

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  • Izzy Gizmo

    Author: Pip Jones Illustrator: Sara Ogilvie

    Izzy Gizmo is a girl that loves inventing things: the Swirly Spagsonic, the Tea-Mendous and the Beardtastic, for instance. Bu…

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  • Grandma

    Author: Jessica Shepherd

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  • Grandma

    Author: Jessica Shepherd

    This is a sensitive and touching picture book that helps young children understand dementia.

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

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  • Grandad Mandela

    Author: Zazi Ziwelene & Zindzi Mandela Illustrator: Sean Qualls

    This insightful and uplifting picture book recounts the life of Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his great-grandchildren, Zazi a…

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