Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

in celebration of grandparents

"There's no place like home, except Grandma's."

Baby - Preschool Books:
-THE GRANDPA BOOK by Todd Parr.  
-THE GRANDMA BOOK by Todd Parr.  
-GRANDMA AND ME by Karen Katz. (board book)
-IN GRANDMA'S ARMS by Jane C. Shelton, illustrations by Karen Katz (board book)   
-WHAT GRANDMAS DO BEST WHAT GRANDPAS DO BEST by Laura Numeroff, illustrations by Lynn Munsinger.  (Two books in one!) ages 3 and up.

"A Grandfather is someone with silver in his hair 
and gold in his heart."

Books for 4 - 8 year-olds:
-THE DOORBELL RANG by Pat Hutchins.  Everyone loves Grandma's cookies and they disappear as visitors arrive, ringing the doorbell!  
-KATIE MEETS THE IMPRESSIONISTS by James Mayhew.  Katie goes to the art museum with her Grandma to celebrate her Grandma's birthday.  She magically hops into the paintings to gather a birthday bouquet!  
-JUST GRANDMA AND ME (A Little Critter Book) by Mercer Mayer. 
-JUST GRANDPA AND ME (A Little Critter Book) by Mercer Mayer.  
-ME WITH YOU by Kristy Dempsey, illustrated by Christopher Denise.  Sweet book about a granddaughter bear with her grandfather bear.  Wonderful illustrations!
-THUNDER CAKE by Patricia Polacco.  A grandmother bakes a special cake to help calm her grandchild's fear of the thunder.
-THE KEEPING QUILT  by Patricia Polacco.  A great-grandmother comes to America from Russia.  She and her friends make a quilt that serves the family in various ways for four generations. 

-THREE CHEERS FOR CATHERINE THE GREAT!  by Cari Best, illustrated by Giselle Potter.  Tenants in a little girl's apartment building have been invited to her Russian grandmother's birthday party.  But the grandmother doesn't want any presents.  See what they all do to make the day special anyway.  

"Grandmothers never run out of hugs or cookies."

My Beloved Grandmother, Olga Backvold Grinder.

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