It's National Grandparents Day on September 8, 2019 and here's a round-up of diverse children's books that celebrate the beautiful relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.
Ammachi's Glasses: When Ammachi can't find her glasses in the morning, it leads to a hilarious and nerve-wrecking time for her entire family and furry friends too! With an amusing storyline and lively illustrations this pictureless book inspires many laughs!
Dada’s Useless Present: When Dada gets a walking cane for his 80th birthday, he dismisses it as a useless present. But from helping Dadi dig in her garden, recovering run away cars and even preventing an accident, Dada might change his mind!
Days with Thathu: Little Malar and his Thathu spend the day doing ordinary things such as driving a car, and plot ways to go to the moon!
Grandma and the Great Gourd: This story by acclaimed author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni stars a brave and intelligent grandmother who tricks a hungry fox, tiger, and bear in the forest by hiding in a giant gourd!
Hot Hot Roti for Dadaji: With a star review from Kirkus, this great read-aloud showcases the relationship between Dadaji (Grandpa), Dadi-ma (Grandma) and Aneel, a young Indian boy as he learns to prepare rotis to help his Dadaji regain some of his youthful strength!
Infinity and Me: Uma is asking her friends and family how they imagine infinity. Her friends imagine it as a a giant number, to never-ending race track, while her grandmother thinks of it as an endless family tree. It's only through her words that Uma can grasp the enormity of infinity.
My Grandma and Me: A sweet and loving universal tale about a young girl growing up in Iran. The book showcases their shared time and memories of visiting neighbors, payers during Ramadan and a growing love. A perfect book for interfaith week as well.
My Granny Went To Market - Around the World Counting Rhyme: Learn counting with Granny, as she takes a magic carpet ride around the world collecting souvenirs from all over the globe!
Pickle Mania: Young Nitya wonders why she can't eat the fiery-hot red pickles that her Thatha (Grandpa) loves, but she's in for a surprise when she actually tries some. However, Nitya is not one to give up and so she sets out on a chase to satisfy her ‘Pickle Mania’!
Where is my Grandma: Five year old, Neha is a second generation Indian-American girl who misses her Grandma and wishes she lived closer. What's a girl to do? Why, make creative plans to reunite with her grandma of course!
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