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March 19, 2013


Welcome to our children's book section.  What follows is a list of books with aging related themes.  The books on this page are listed alphabetically by title.  For more information about a book, or to purchase it please click on the title of the book.  You can also brouse the full descriptions of each book, listed alphabetically by author, on the following pages. On those pages, there is also the ability to purchase each book from Amazon.Com (with a portion of your purchase going to our organization) by clicking on the book's cover.  AGHE thanks Sandra McGuire for her contributions and the K-12 Task Force co-chaired by John Krout and Ann O'Hanlon for their support of this project.

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For complete bibliographies of books listed alphabetically by author:   A-Bra Bri-C D-Gr Gu-Ho Hu-Mar Mar-Mit Mit-Ryl Ryl-Ste Sti-Z

Books list alphabetically by title:

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40 Uses for a Grandpa Ziefert, Harriet (2005).

41 Uses for a Grandma Ziefert, Harriet (2005).



A Houseful of Christmas Joosse, Barbara (2001).

A Birthday Basket for Tia Mora, Pat (1997).

Abuela Dorros, Arthur (1997).


Abuelita’s Secret Matzahs Sasso, Sandy (2005).

All the Places to Love MacLachlan, Patricia (1994).

Amazing Grace Hoffman, Mary (1991).

Angelina, Star of the Show Holabird, Katharine (2004).

Apple Cider Making Days Purnell, Ann (2002).

At Grandma’s Greene, Rhonda (2003).

At Grandpa’s Sugar Bush Carney, Margaret (1998).

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later) Howard, Elizabeth (1991/1998).


Beekeepers High, Linda (2003).

Big Moon Tortilla Cowley, Joy (1998).

Big Wind Coming English, Karen (1996).


Bigmama's Crews, Donald (1991).


Bubbe and Gram. My Two Grandmothers Hawxhurst, Joan (1996).

Butterfly House Bunting, Eve (1999).


Catching the Fire, Philip Simmons, Blacksmith Lyons, Mary (1997).

Chave’s Memories Delgado, Maria (1996).

Cherry Tree Bond, Ruskin (2003).

Christmas in the Country Rylant, Cynthia (2002).

Crouching Tiger Compestine, Ting Chang (2011).


Dear Annie Caseley, Judith (1994).


Fireflies for Nathan Oppenheim, Shulamith (1994).

Fishing With Dad: Lessons of Love and Lure From Father to Son Rosen, Michael (2003/2005).


Good As New Douglass, Barbara (1989).

Good Times on Grandfather Mountain
Martin, Jacqueline Briggs (1992).

Good-bye, Curtis Henkes, Kevin (1995).

Goose Moon Arden, Carolyn (2004).

Got to Dance  Helldorfer, M. C. (2004).

Grandaddy’s Gift Mitchell, Margaree (2003).

Grandaddy’s Street DeGross, Monalisa (1999).

Grandaddy's Place Griffith, Helen (1987).

Grandfather and I Buckley, Helen (1994).


Grandfather Counts Cheng, Andrea (2000).

Grandfather’s Dream   Keller, Holly (1994).


Grandma Buffalo, May, and Me  Stilz, Carol (1995).         

Grandma and Me  Weatherford, Carole (1996).


Grandma and Me and Her Secret Recipe  Nozick, Betsy (2001).


Grandma and Me at the Flea/Los Meros Meros Remateros  Herrera, Juan Felipe (2002).


Grandma Gets Grumpy Hines, Anna (1990).

Grandma’s Alphabet: Grandma Can Be Anything From A to Z Shaw, Eve (2001).

Grandma’s Beach Beardshaw, Rosalind (2001).

Grandma’s Hurrying Child Yolen, Jane(2005).

Grandma’s Records Velasquez, Eric (2001).

Grandmother’s Dreamcatcher McCain, Becky (1998/2004).

Grandpa Loves Dotlich, Rebecca (2005).

Grandpa's Face Greenfield, Eloise (1988).

Grandpa's Girls Campbell, Nicola (2011).

Grandpa’s Surprise Beardshaw, Rosalind (2004).

Grandpa's Tractor Garland, Michael (2011)

Guess Who, Baby Duck! Hest, Amy (2004).

Gugu’s House Stock, Catherine (2001).

Gus and Grandpa Series Mills, Claudia.

Gus and Grandpa (1997).
            Gus and Grandpa and Two-Wheeled Bike (1999)
            Gus and Grandpa Show-and-Tell (2000). 
            Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train (2000). 
            Gus and Grandpa and the Christmas Cookies (2000). 
            Gus and Grandpa and the Halloween Costume (2002). 
            Gus and Grandpa Go Fishing (2003). 
            Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson (2004).


Henry’s First-Moon Birthday Look, Lenore (2001).



I Already Know I Love You Crystal, Billy (2004).

I Dance in My Red Pajamas Hurd, Edith (1982).

I Know A Lady Zolotow, Charlotte (1992).

I Love Saturdays y domingos Ada, Alma Flor (2002).

Is It Christmas?  Prater, John (2003).

Isla Dorros, Arthur (1995).



Jeremiah Learns to Read Bogart, Jo Ellen (1997).


Keeping up With Grandma Winch, John (2000).

Knots on a Counting Rope Martin, Bill Jr. & Archambault, John (1987/1997).



Lessons from Mother Earth
McLeod, Elaine (2002).

Listen to me! Neasi, Barbara (2001).

Little Cliff and the Porch People Taulbert, Clifton (1999).

Little Cliff’s First Day of School Taulbert, Clifton (2001/2003).

Little Granny Quarterback Martin, Bill, Jr. & Sampson, Michael (2001).

Lucky Pennies and Hot Chocolate Shields, Carol (2000/2002).

Luka’s Quilt Guback, Georgia (1994).

Luke Goes to Bat Isadora, Rachel (2005).


Lulu’s Birthday Howard, Elizabeth (2001).

Lunchtime for a Purple Snake Ziefert, Harriet (2003).



Make the Team, Baby Duck! Hest, Amy (2002).

Mama Provi and the Pot of Rice Rosa-Casanova, Sylvia (2001).

Mandy Booth, Barbara (1991).

Meet My Grandmother Series McElroy, Lisa.

Meet my Grandmother. She’s a Children’s Book Author

Meet my Grandmother. She’s a Deep Sea Explorer (2000).

Meet my Grandmother. She’s a Supreme Court Justice(1999).

Meet my Grandmother. She’s a United States Senator (2000).


Mei-Mei Loves the Morning Tsubakiyama, Margaret (1999).

Mice and Beans Ryan, Pam Munoz (2001).


Mimi’s Tutu Thomasie, Tynia (1996).

Miss Rumphius Cooney, Barbara (1982).


Miss Tizzy Gray, Libba Moore (1993).


Miss Viola and Uncle Jed Lee
Duncan, Alice (1999).


Molasses Man May, Kathy (2000).


Mop’s Treasure Hunt Schaap, Martine & deWolf Alex (2001).

Mr. Griggs’s Work Rylant, Cynthia (1994).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Series  Rylant, Cynthia.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Bake the Cake (1994).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish (2001).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Paint the Porch (2000).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Row the Boat (1997).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Take the Train (1998).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Toot the Horn (1998).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Walk the Dog (1994).

Mr. Putter and Tabby Write the Book (2005).


My Family Plays Music Cox, Judy (2003).


My Friend Grandpa Ziefert, Harriet (2004).


My Grandma is Coming to Town Hines, Anna (2003).



My Grandma is Wonderful Butterworth, Nick (1992).

My Grandmother Works in a Dress Shop Hughes, Sarah (2001).


My Grandmother’s Clock McCaughrean, Geraldine (2002).

  My Grandmother's Journey Cech, John (1998).

My Grandpa is Amazing Butterworth, Nick (1992).

My Granny Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Blackstone, Stella (2005).


My Great-Aunt Arizona Houston, Gloria (1992).

My Great-Grandmother’s Gourd Kessler, Christina (2000).

My Mountain Song Crum, Shutta (2004).


Nana’s Birthday Party  Hest, Amy (1993).


Oma And Bobo Schwartz, Amy (1998).

Our Granny Wild, Margaret (1994/1998).


Pancakes for Breakfast De Paola, Tomie (1978).


Pete and Polo’s Farmyard Adventure Reynolds, Adrian (2001).

Pick a Pup Chall, Marsha Wilson (2011)

Plaidypus Lost Stevens, Janet & Crummel, Susan Stevens (2004).


Root Beer and Banana Sullivan, Sarah (2005).

Ruby’s Wish Bridges, Shirin (2002).


Runaway Pony Ruepp, Krista (2005).



Sam and Gram and the First Day of School Blomberg, Dianne (1999).

Sasha’s Matrioshka Dolls Dillon, Jana (2003).

Saturdays and Teacakes Laminack, Lester (2004).


             Shoebox Sam Barrett, Mary Bridgid (2011)

Sky Dancers Kirk, Connie (2004).

Snowflake Bentley Martin, Jacqueline Briggs (1998).

Sometimes It's Grandmas and Grandpas: Not Mommies and Daddies Byrne, Gayle (2009)

Something From Nothing Gilman, Phoebe (1993).

Song and Dance Man Ackerman, Karen (2003).

Spaghetti Park DiSalvo, DyAnne (2002).

Storm In The Night Stolz, Mary (1990).  

Supergrandpa Schwartz, David (1998).




Take Me Out to the Ballgame Kovalski, Maryann (1992).

The Beeman Krebs, Laurie (2002)..

The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma's Berenstain, Stan & Jan (1986).

The Best Kind of Gift Applet, Kathi (2003).

The Birdwatchers James, Simon (2003).

The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes Glaser, Linda (1997).

The Cabbage Soup Solution Oller, Erika (2004).

The Chicken Salad Club Arnold, Marsha (1998).

The Friday Nights of Nana  Hest. Amy (2001).

The Hello, Goodbye Window Juster, Norton (2005).

The Magical Christmas Horse Clark, Mary Higgins (2011).

The Magical Garden of Claude Monet  Anholt, Laurence (2003).

The Memory Cupboard: A Thanksgiving Story Herman, Charlotte (2003).

The Name Quilt Root, Phyllis (2003).

The Old Woman Who Loved to Read Winch, John (1997).

The Patchwork Quilt Flournoy, Valerie (1985).

The Piano Man Chocolate, Debbi (2000).

The Purple Coat Hest, Amy (1992).

The Quiltmakers Gift Brumbeau, Jeff (2001).

The Relatives Came Rylant, Cynthia (2001/1999).


The Stars in My Geddoh’s Sky Matze, Claire (2002).


The Story About Me Schlein, Miriam (2004).


The Thanksgiving Door Atwell, Debby (2003).


The Ticky-Tacky Doll Rylant, Cynthia (2002).


The Tuskegee Airmen Story Homan, Lynn & Reilly, Thomas (2002).

The Water Gift and the Pig of the Pigs Martin, Jacqueline Briggs (2003).

The Wednesday Surprise Bunting, Eve (1989).

This Quiet Lady Zolotow, Charlotte & Lobel, Anita (1992/2000).

This Year's Garden Rylant, Cynthia (1987).

Thunder Cake Polacco, Patricia (1997).

Tia's Tamales Baca, Ana (2011)



Uncle Jed’s Barbershop Mitchell, Margaree (1998).

Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen  DiSalvo-Ryan, DyAnne (1997).



Vera’s Baby Sister Roseberry, Vera (2005).


Walking with Maga Biro, Maureen (2002).

Wanda’s Monster Spinelli, Eileen (2002).


Wanda’s Roses Brisson, Pat (1994).

What Grandmas Do Best/What Grandpas Do Best Numeroff, Laura (2000).


When I am Old With You Johnson, Angela (1993).


When I Go Camping With Grandma Bauer, Marion (1995).


When I Was Young Dunbar, James (2004).


When I Was Young In The Mountains Rylant, Cynthia (1982).

When You Visit Grandma and Grandma Bowen, Anne (2004),

Where, Where is Swamp Bear? Applet, Kathi (2002).

Wild Rose's Weaving Churchill, Ginger (2011)

William's Doll Zolotow, Charlotte (1972/1985).



You Can’t Rush a Cat Bradford, Karleen (2003).

You’ll Soon Grow Into Them Titch Hutchins, Pat (1992).