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Celebrating Grandparents

Find stories about the heart-warming connection between kids and their grandparents.
 
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A Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck

Set during the years 1929–1942, and told in eight engaging episodes, this fresh and funny novel recounts a boy and his sister's annual summer trips to rural Illinois to visit their eccentric grandmother.

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Gus and Grandpa at Basketball
Series: Gus and Grandpa
by Claudia Mills Illustrated by Catherine Stock
"A great intergenerational team." --"Kirkus Reviews" Gus loves basketball -- that is, basketball practice with Pete, the coach, and shooting baskets at Grandpa's house with only Grandpa's dog, Skipper, in attendance. Basketball games are another story.
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Miss Rumphius
by Barbara Cooney Illustrated by Barbara Cooney

As a child Great-aunt Alice Rumphius resolved that when she grew up she would go to faraway places, live by the sea in her old age, and do something to make the world more beautiful — and she does all those things, the last being the most difficult of all.

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Bigmama's
by Donald Crews Illustrated by Donald Crews

When he visits Bigmama's house in the country, Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news, and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.

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Henry and Mudge and the Great Grandpas
by Cynthia Rylant Illustrated by Sucie Stevenson

Henry and Mudge love to visit Henry's great-grandfather. In fact, they love visiting all of the grandpas that live in the retirement home. Together with his dog Mudge and all of the grandpas, Henry explores the woods, swims in a secret pond, plays checkers, and enjoys the stories of each of these lively old men.

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Grandpa & Bo
by Kevin Henkes Illustrated by Kevin Henkes
Bo was spending the summer with Grandpa. they walked and fished and made thing together. They celebrated Christmas together -- a very special summer Christmas. But best of all, they talked and laughed and talked some more.
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There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy
Series: Fly Guy, Book #4
by Tedd Arnold Illustrated by Tedd Arnold

Buzz is visiting Grandma, and Fly Guy comes along for the ride. Oops! Grandma swallows Fly Guy, then a spider, then a bird, then a cat, then a dog... She's about to swallow a horse, when Fly Guy shouts: "BUZZZ!" Buzz is starting to worry, but there is nothing Fly Guy can't handle!

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Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot
Series: Ricky Ricotta, Book #1
by Dav Pilkey Illustrated by Martin Ontiveros
Dav Pilkey creates an exciting new chapter-book series for early readers. Illustrated by talented cartoonist Martin Ontiveros --who was hand-picked by Dav Pilkey for this series!

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