Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday after Labor Day. This year, that’s September 9. Grandparents Day has been celebrated in the United States since 1978. Today, let’s look at some books featuring grandparents and a couple of books for grandparents. All of these can be found at Danville Public Library.
Wild Life by Cynthia DeFelice
When twelve-year-old Eric’s parents are deployed to Iraq, he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in small-town North Dakota, but his grandfather’s hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.
The Really Useful Grandparents’ Book by Eleo Gordon and Tony Lacey, illustrated by Julia Connolly
An encyclopedia of games, facts and activities designed for grandparents to share with grandchildren includes such options as card tricks, camping out in the backyard, and creating an iPod playlist.
Silas’ Seven Grandparents by Anita Horrocks, illustrated by Helen Flook
Silas’ Seven Grandparents is a fun and loving story about having multiple sets of grandparents and stepgrandparents. When Silas’ parents go away on a business trip, all seven grandparents invite Silas to stay with them….How can he choose one without hurting the others’ feelings?
Grandma & Grandpa’s Big Book of Fun: Great Things to Make and Do With Grandkids by Jean Luttrell, illustrations by Chuck Luttrell
Grandparents, are you looking forward to a visit from your grandkids, but wondering how to entertain them? This book shows you how to have fun together with games to play, activities to share, and things to make with more than two hundred great ideas.
What the Moon Saw by Laura Resau
Fourteen-year-old Clara Luna spends the summer with her grandparents in the tiny, remote village of Yucuyoo, Mexico, learning about her grandmother’s life as a healer, her father’s decision to leave home for the United States, and her own place in the world.
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
Stegner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is the story of four generations in the life of an American family. A wheelchair-bound retired historian embarks on a monumental quest: to come to know his grandparents, now long dead. The unfolding drama of the story of the American West sets the tone for Stegner’s masterpiece. Four generations in the life of an American family are chronicled as retired historian Lyman Ward, confined to a wheelchair, decides to write his grandparent’s history. The Pulitzer Prize-winning classic has been selected by the board of the Modern Library as one of the best hundred novels of the 20th century.
Note: All book covers are from Google Images and all descriptions are from the SHARE Catalog.