Grandparents play such an important role in many children’s lives. They can be kids’ primary carers or babysitters, role models, cheerleaders, head chefs and chief cuddlers. They may live around the corner or they may live on the other side of the world, but the relationship between grandparent and grandchild is one to treasure.
Grandparents Day this year (2020) falls on Sunday 4th October and is the perfect occasion to pull together a list of children’s books about grandparents, which celebrate these special relationships.
Being a grandparent is a great adventure, so our list of books features dangerous grannys and ninja nans, grandpas in fighter jets and grandfathers that help solve mysteries, alongside sweet picture books about going to grandma’s or grandad’s. There are also books about grandparents raising grandchildren and about the wisdom and life lessons that grandparents share with their grandkids.
Thank you to all the grandparents out there – especially so many of our reviewers, who are doing everything they can to make sure their grandkids love reading as much as they do.