Little Library Bookshelf: Favorite Grandparent Reads

Grandparents day may have been last weekend but if you and your children are lucky enough to have grandparents every day with them should be celebrated! Heather Blake from the Vernon Area Public Library District is with us today sharing her favorite Books about Grandparents.

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Grandparents are the best! Visit the library to check out books about grandparents and don’t forget to call yours to tell them you love them any day.

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A Librarian’s Favorite Books about Grandparents

Tea with Grandpaby Barney Saltzberg

A tea date for a little girl and her grandfather at half past three every day is a very special time for them both – it might even become a tradition in your family after reading this rhyming tale.






Grandpa Green by Lane Smith

A young boy tells of his great-grandfather’s life and adventures while the garden scenery behind him illustrates it for you. What can you spot in the topiaries?





Yoko’s Paper Cranes by Rosemary Wells

Yoko and her parents moved to the US from Japan leaving behind her Obaasan and Ojiisan (her grandma and grandpa) but knows just what to send them to remind them that she is thinking of them. This is the second book in the Yoko series by Wells.






Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon by Patty Lovell, illustrated by David Catrow

Molly Lou Melon is small but mighty, thanks to the encouraging advice from her loving grandmother. Be sure to check out all the tales of Molly Lou, too.






Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Christian Robinson

Nana always sees the bright side of things and encourages CJ, her grandson, to do the same as they travel through the city on a bus. Along the way, they see all different things, meet all different people, and CJ wonders “how his nana always found beautiful where he never even thought to look.”





Here at the Vernon Area Public Library, we use the five early literacy practices — TALK, SING, READ, WRITE, PLAY — as the foundation for all of our storytimes.  It’s never too early to start on these five activities to set the stage for reading readiness.

We offer storytimes beginning at birth, and all are welcome to stop by and visit — no library card required. But if you are a resident, you can sign up for your library card while you are here! Find our calendar of storytimes and other events at

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Looking for more book recommendations for you or your little ones? Visit the Vernon Area Public Library’s Goodreads or Pinterest accounts for librarian-selected reading for all ages.

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