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Grandparents Day is Sept. 12th! Celebrate with these heartwarming picture books.

National Grandparent’s Day is September 12th and we’ve complied a list of must-read favorites to help you celebrate!

Having fun with our grandparents:

Having fun is easy when you’re spending time with you grandparent! Whether it’s a magical walk in the park or simply eating lunch together, time spent together is time well spent! Check out these fun titles about having a blast with grandparents no matter what you’re doing!

The Lost House: A Seek & Find Book by B.B. Cronin
Grandma’s Purse by Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate by Carol Diggory Shields
Tiny, Perfect Things by M.H. Clark

Today , we keep our eyes open for tiny perfect things.

Tiny, perfect things by m.h. clark

Learning from our grandparents:

Grandparents are more than we can imagine with stories to tell and wisdom to share, if only we pay attention. These books highlight how grandparents can teach us about life and help us through our struggles, no matter how big or small.

Nana in the City by Lauren Castillo
When Grandma Gives You a Lemon by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
Rain by Sam Usher

When it was time to leave, I wrapped Nana in my cape. “This will keep you brave,” I tell her.

nana in the city by lauren castillo

Understanding our grandparents:

It’s important that children learn that grandparents may need understanding and patience from others as they get older. Talking with children about some of the struggles their grandparent may face (such as forgetting, health issues, etc.) will help them to empathize and care for others. These are stories to help introduce these difficult life lessons.

Grandpa’s Stories by Joseph Coelho & Allison Colpoys
The Remember Balloons by Jessie Oliveros
The Tide by Clare Helen Welsh
Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

Mommy says Grandpa’s memories are like the tide. Sometimes, they’re near and full of life. Other times, they’re distant and quiet.

the tide by clare helen welsh

Written by Emily Sexton, Public Relations Specialist

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