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Grandparents: Books for Children -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Superhero Gran by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Joe Berger
    Superhero Gran - by Timothy Knapman, illustrated by Joe Berger

    £6.99   paperback   (2020) - ISBN 13: 9781788005470 | ISBN 10: 1788005473

    All Grandmothers are wonderful and the Gran in this story is no exception. She might not lift buildings or go whooshing through the sky, but she can plan super sleepovers, tell super-funny stories and even put together super disguises.   This Gra ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hey Grandude! by Paul McCartney, illustrated by Kathryn Durst
    Hey Grandude! - by Paul McCartney, illustrated by Kathryn Durst

    £12.99   hardback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780241375655 | ISBN 10: 0241375657

    From the legendary Paul McCartney - an action-packed picture-book adventure celebrating the fun grandparents and grandchildren can have when their imaginations run wild.  See the compass needle spin - let the magic fun begin!  Grandude is a o ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Space Train by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illustrated by Karl James Mountford
    The Space Train - by Maudie Powell-Tuck, illustrated by Karl James Mountford

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781848699465 | ISBN 10: 1848699468

    Jakob has found the long-lost SPACE TRAIN! But it’s old, battered and broken. With the help of Granny and Derek the robot chicken, can Jakob fix the train?   A stunning intergalactic adventure, packed with fun flaps and out-of-this world ill ... more

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  • Cover image of book Free by Sam Usher
    Free - by Sam Usher

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781787415164 | ISBN 10: 1787415163

    Boy and Grandad take care of a little bird. When it gets better, Grandad puts it outside, but it keeps hopping back into the house, following Boy wherever he goes.  Boy wonders what kind of bird it is. An eagle? An ostrich? A bird of paradise, p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers
    Ocean Meets Sky - by The Fan Brothers

    £7.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786035622 | ISBN 10: 1786035626

    From the creators of The Night Gardener, comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about... the spot where the ocean meets the sky.   It's a good day for sailing.   Finn l ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandma Z by Daniel Gray-Barnett
    Grandma Z - by Daniel Gray-Barnett

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781911344704 | ISBN 10: 1911344706

    On an ordinary day, in an even more ordinary town, it was Albert's birthday.   When Grandma Z roars into town on her motorcycle, Albert is swept up in a very extraordinary adventure.  This glorious debut from Daniel Gray-Barnett is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Joy by Corrinne Averiss, illustrated by Isabelle Follath
    Joy - by Corrinne Averiss, illustrated by Isabelle Follath

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780711242555 | ISBN 10: 0711242550

    Fern’s Nanna has not been herself of late. And when Mum remarks that all the joy seems to have gone out of her life, Fern decides to fetch the joy back.  With her catching-kit at the ready, she goes to the park and finds joy in all sorts of un ... more

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  • Cover image of book If All the World Were... by Joseph Coelho, llustrated by Allison Colpoys
    If All the World Were... - by Joseph Coelho, llustrated by Allison Colpoys

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786036513 | ISBN 10: 1786036517

    A moving, lyrical picture book about a young girl's love for her granddad and how she copes when he dies, written by poet and playwright Joseph Coelho.   This beautifully illustrated, powerful and ultimately uplifting text is the ideal way to ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Two Grandads by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain
    My Two Grandads - by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780711240919 | ISBN 10: 0711240914

    Aston's Grandad Roy played in a steel band and Grandad Harry played the trumpet in a brass band. Aston always enjoyed going to visit them and listen to them practise. But soon he wanted to join in. So he asked Grandad Roy to teach him to play the ste ... more

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  • Cover image of book Big Cat by Emma Lazell
    Big Cat - by Emma Lazell

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781843654018 | ISBN 10: 1843654016

    Isobel’s grandma has lost her glasses and she can’t see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and friendly cat. The big cat moves in with them, mu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
    Julian is a Mermaid - by Jessica Love

    £6.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781406386424 | ISBN 10: 1406386421

    A glimpse of three women dressed as mermaids leaves one boy filled with wonder and ready to dazzle the world.  Mesmerizing and full of heart, this is a picture book about self-confidence and love, and a radiant celebration of individuality.  Whi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandma Bird by Benji Davies
    Grandma Bird - by Benji Davies

    £6.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781471171802 | ISBN 10: 1471171809

    A tender and heart-warming new story from the world of The Storm Whale.   Noi isn’t at all sure about staying at Grandma’s. Grandma boils seaweed for soup, and there’s not much to do on the tiny island where she lives where the wind cuts in ... more

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  • Cover image of book We are Family by Ryan Wheatcroft and Patricia Hegarty
    We are Family - by Ryan Wheatcroft and Patricia Hegarty

    £7.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781848576438 | ISBN 10: 1848576439

    All families are different - and yet in many ways the same!   This book uses a gentle rhyming text to follow eight different families, celebrating their everyday differences as well as the similarities they share. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandpa
    Grandpa's Great Escape - by David Walliams, illustrated by Tony Ross

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780008183424 | ISBN 10: 0008183422

    The hotly-anticipated next novel from NUMBER ONE bestselling author, David Walliams  Jack�s Grandpa...  *wears his slippers to the supermarket *serves up Spam � la Custard for dinner *and often doesn�t remember Jack�s name  ... more

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  • Cover image of book 15 Things Not to Do with a Granny by Margaret McAllister, illustrated by Holly Sterling
    15 Things Not to Do with a Granny - by Margaret McAllister, illustrated by Holly Sterling

    £6.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781847809131 | ISBN 10: 1847809138

    The hilarious follow-up to 15 Things Not to Do with a Baby has all the warmth and humour of its predecessor, focusing on the relationship between children and their granny.   DON'T hide an elephant in Granny's bed. DON'T send Granny up to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Building Boy by Ross Montgomery
    The Building Boy - by Ross Montgomery

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780571314102 | ISBN 10: 0571314104

    All at once, it was as if the stars leapt closer. Grandma grabbed the boy, raising him high above the rooftiles on her head. She was alive!   The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old building materials. Unwilling ... more

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  • Cover image of book Rain by Sam Usher
    Rain - by Sam Usher

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781783705474 | ISBN 10: 1783705477

    Sam wants to go out but it's pouring with rain, so he and Grandpa decide to stay inside until the rain stops. Sam drinks hot chocolate and reads his books and dreams of adventures while Grandpa gets on with his important paperwork. Grandpa seems to h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stonebird by Mike Revell
    Stonebird - by Mike Revell

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781848668638 | ISBN 10: 1848668635

    When ten-year-old Liam moves house to be closer to his dementia-suffering grandma, he's thrown into an unfamiliar place, with a family that seems to be falling apart. Liam doesn't remember what his grandma was like before she became ill. He only know ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandad
    Grandad's Island - by Benji Davies

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781471119958 | ISBN 10: 1471119955

    After the phenomenal success of The Storm Whale and On Sudden Hill, this new book by Benji Davies deals with the emotional topic of losing a grandparent.  Subtly told, this beautifully illustrated book tackles a difficult subject with great sens ... more

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  • Cover image of book If You Find This by Matthew Baker
    If You Find This - by Matthew Baker

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781471404528 | ISBN 10: 1471404528

    Three boys, two grandpas, a tree, a map and some hidden treasure... Let the adventure begin.   Eleven-year-old Nicholas Funes knows he's weird. He plays the violin far too well to be cool, he collects square roots and prime numbers and, weirde ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love from Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia
    Love from Anna Hibiscus - by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781406349122 | ISBN 10: 1406349127

    The seventh title in this brilliant series about Anna Hibiscus, who lives in Africa with her large extended family, by a renowned Nigerian storyteller.  Anna Hibiscus is on holiday with Grandmother and Grandfather in the village where they were ... more

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  • Cover image of book Families, Families, Families! by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang
    Families, Families, Families! - by Suzanne Lang, illustrated by Max Lang

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780552572927 | ISBN 10: 0552572926

    If you love each other, then youre a family . . .   Do you have two dads? Or one step mum? Or what about the worlds biggest grandpa?   Discover a whole host of silly animal families in this hilarious celebration of the love found in ... more

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  • Cover image of book Alfie and Grandma by Shirley Hughes
    Alfie and Grandma - by Shirley Hughes

    £6.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781782955153 | ISBN 10: 1782955151

    Alfie and Grandma are very special friends, and together they have lots of adventures! Whether its saving the day and finding a lost pet, or exploring indoors and out, Alfie loves being with his grandma.   A special collection of stories cel ... more

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  • Cover image of book Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad
    Squishy McFluff Meets Mad Nana Dot - by Pip Jones, illustrated by Ella Okstad

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780571302543 | ISBN 10: 0571302548

    Ava and Squishy are up to their normal no-good when Dad whisks them off to Nana Dot's - Mum's got to go to the hospital to bring back Ava a baby sister! But Mad Nana Dot's lost her glasses so can't SEE Squishy McFluff ... and a trip to the hairdresse ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Matchbox Diary by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
    The Matchbox Diary - by Paul Fleischman, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781406355352 | ISBN 10: 1406355356

    A breathtaking immigration tale with appeal across generations.   When a little girl visits her great-grandfather at his curio-filled home, she chooses an unusual object to learn about: an old cigar box. What she finds inside surprises her: a ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Tiger Tale by Holly Webb
    A Tiger Tale - by Holly Webb

    £5.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781407138633 | ISBN 10: 1407138634

    Oooh, look at him. Isnt he handsome. A new Holly hero we all want to keep.   This dashing chap is Amos. Although some people say hes a stuffed toy, he feels completely real to Kate. He was a present from Grandad. But now Grandad has died. A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandma by Jessica Shepherd
    Grandma - by Jessica Shepherd

    £5.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781846435973 | ISBN 10: 1846435978

    Oscar loves Grandma, and their time together is always lots of fun. As she becomes less able to look after herself, she has to go into a care home.   More and more children are encountering dementia and it's effects on their families. This to ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Witches by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake
    The Witches - by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780141346410 | ISBN 10: 0141346418

    Witches really are a detestable breed. They disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise.  Luckily one boy and his grandmother know how to recognize these vile creatur ... more

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  • Cover image of book Look Back! by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Caroline Binch
    Look Back! - by Trish Cooke, illustrated by Caroline Binch

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780957118720 | ISBN 10: 0957118724

    Look Back! is a childrens picture book written by the great team of Trish Cooke (words) and Caroline Binch (illustrations), both of whom are distinguished contributors to childrens literature.   A magical tale set in the Caribbean and a won ... more

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  • Cover image of book Goldfish and Chrysanthemums by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Michelle Chang
    Goldfish and Chrysanthemums - by Andrea Cheng, illustrated by Michelle Chang

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781600608896 | ISBN 10: 1600608892

    Nancy is helping Ni Ni (Grandma) in the kitchen when a letter arrives from China. Ni Ni grows sad when she reads that her childhood home is being torn down, along with the chrysanthemum-filled garden and fish pond she has always loved.   Afte ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pirate Gran and the Monsters by Geraldine Durrant, illustrated by Rose Forshall
    Pirate Gran and the Monsters - by Geraldine Durrant, illustrated by Rose Forshall

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781906367558 | ISBN 10: 1906367558

    Gran used to be a pirate and she isn't afraid of anything. Not even monsters.   So when her old shipmates shiver, and her crocodile quakes, Pirate Gran takes out her cutlass and rushes to the rescue... ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gangsta Granny by David Walliams
    Gangsta Granny - by David Walliams

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780007371464 | ISBN 10: 0007371462

    Another hilarious and moving novel from bestselling, critically acclaimed author David Walliams, the natural successor to Roald Dahl. A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Granny is a Pirate by Val McDermid
    My Granny is a Pirate - by Val McDermid

    £6.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781408309278 | ISBN 10: 1408309270

    Hugely successful, internationally bestselling and multi-award-winning author Val McDermid writes her first picture book for children. My granny is a pirate! She's sailed the seven seas. She captured many pirate ships But was always home for t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger
    Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble - by Tracey Corderoy, illustrated by Joe Berger

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857630285 | ISBN 10: 0857630288

    If your granny was a little bit, well, different from other grannies, would you want to change her... or would you end up thinking you love her just the way she is?   In this rhyming text, a little girl whose granny is (whisper it) a witch, ge ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pirate Gran Goes for Gold by Geraldine Durrant, illustrated by Rose Forshall
    Pirate Gran Goes for Gold - by Geraldine Durrant, illustrated by Rose Forshall

    £6.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781906367480 | ISBN 10: 1906367485

    Following on from the hugely-popular Pirate Gran, our adventurous seafaring pensioner has now got wind of the Olympics and, with the help of old shipmates Flint-Hearted Jack, Fingers OMalley and Cut-Throat Malone (not to mention her long-suffering p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn by Derrick Jensen, illustrated by Stephanie McMillan
    Mischief in the Forest: A Yarn Yarn - by Derrick Jensen, illustrated by Stephanie McMillan

    £13.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604860818 | ISBN 10: 1604860812

    Grandma Johnson lives alone in the forest and loves to knit sweaters and mittens for her grandchildren in the city. One day, when returning from a visit to the city, her solitude comes to an end when her mischievous forest neighbors reveal themselves ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Grandparents: A Global Album by The Global Fund for Children
    Our Grandparents: A Global Album - by The Global Fund for Children

    £6.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781570914591 | ISBN 10: 1570914591

    Grandpa, Bibi, Yeye and Grann...  This striking album captures the intergenerational relationships between children and grandparents around the world. The brief text and striking photographs bring their joy and affection into focus.   ... more

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  • Cover image of book Kasia
    Kasia's Surprise - by Stella Gurney, illustrated by Petr Horacek

    £4.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781406323313 | ISBN 10: 1406323314

    This is a heartwarming story about a feisty young Polish girl determined to be unhappy in her new life in England - but who finds herself settling in despite herself.   Kasia wishes that she and her mum hadn't moved to the UK - she misses Pol ... more

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  • Cover image of book My Two Grannies by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain
    My Two Grannies - by Floella Benjamin, illustrated by Margaret Chamberlain

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847800343 | ISBN 10: 1847800343

    Alvina has two grannies who she loves with all her heart. Grannie Vero is from the Caribbean island of Trinidad. Grannie Rose is from the north of England.  When Alvina's parents go away on holiday, both the grannies move in to Alvina's house to loo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lila and the Secret of Rain by David Conway and Jude Daly
    Lila and the Secret of Rain - by David Conway and Jude Daly

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781847800350 | ISBN 10: 1847800351

    For months the sun has burned down on Lila's Kenyan village. It is too hot to gather firewood, too hot to weed the garden, even too hot to milk the cow. Without rain the well will run dry and the crops will fail.   Lila is so worried that whe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Grandma and Grandpa
    Grandma and Grandpa's Garden - by Neil Griffiths, illustrated by Gabriella Buckingham

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781905434091 | ISBN 10: 190543409x

    Grandma and Grandpa loved being together in their beautiful garden. They loved it too when their granddaughter Lucy visited and they taught her many gardening skills. Sadly, these long, happy days were not to last, but memories of them would live on. ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Wild Woods: Jess and Grandad
    The Wild Woods: Jess and Grandad's Woodland Adventure - by Simon James

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781406308457 | ISBN 10: 1406308455

    When Jess takes a walk in the Wild Woods with Grandad, she makes friends with a squirrel.  She'd like to keep him - but Grandad's not so sure... "A breath of fresh air...Witty and sparkly line-and-wash pictures... Full of humour and vitali ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unusual Day by Sandi Toksvig
    Unusual Day - by Sandi Toksvig

    £5.99   paperback   (1997) - ISBN 13: 9780552545396 | ISBN 10: 0552545392

    When Jessica brings her granny into school for 'Unusual Day' Miss Johnson thinks she's got muddled up with 'Family Day'. Her granny may be wearing a tracksuit and trainers, but she still looks like a fairly ordinary granny.   However, when 'U ... more

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