Grandparents Day 2023

Sunday, September 10th is Grandparent's Day. Celebrate with some of the books we've collected for easy browsing below!

Event date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Event address: 
307 E Lake St
Petoskey, MI 49770
Holding On By Sophia N. Lee, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Sophia N. Lee, Isabel Roxas (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781534494459
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2022

A young girl in the Philippines uses music to connect with her grandmother as her memory fades in this warm and moving picture book perfect for fans of Pixar’s Coco.

There is always singing in Lola’s house. Sammy Davis Jr. in the morning, Dean Martin in the afternoon, and all throughout the evening, old Tagalog love songs from Nora Aunor, Basil Valdez, and more.


Goldie's Guide to Grandchilding By Clint McElroy, Eliza Kinkz (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Clint McElroy, Eliza Kinkz (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250249326
Availability: Special Order
Published: First Second - May 10th, 2022

From three-time #1 NYT Bestselling author of The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel series Clint McElroy comes a hilarious and heartwarming family picture book!


Grandpa's Stories By Joseph Coelho, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Joseph Coelho, Allison Colpoys (Illustrator)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781419734984
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - April 2nd, 2019

One young girl reflects on a year with her beloved grandpa. She remembers the fields and parks they explored in the springtime and the old toys they fixed up in the summer. She remembers the handmade gifts they exchanged in the fall and the stories Grandpa told by the fi re each winter. But this year, the girl must say good-bye to Grandpa.


The Truth About Grandparents By Elina Ellis Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316424721
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - September 3rd, 2019

In this perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren alike, a loving child reveals the truth behind assumptions that old people just aren't any fun.


Grandpa Green: (Caldecott Honor Book) By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lane Smith, Lane Smith (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781596436077
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - August 30th, 2011

A Caldecott Honor Book

From the creator of the national bestseller It's a Book comes a Caldecott Honor-winning timeless story of family history, legacy, and love.


Grandma and Me By Carole Boston Weatherford, Ashleigh Corrin (Illustrator) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728242439
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - March 1st, 2022

A celebration of family love from award-winning children's author Carole Boston Weatherford, this beautiful rhyming board book is filled with all the sweet reasons why Grandma's love is so special!


Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa By Anna Dewdney Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780593117750
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - March 17th, 2020

It’s an exciting day for Llama Llama; he’s going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night! His first night away from home….and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It’s not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he’s forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama!


How to Babysit a Grandpa: A Book for Dads, Grandpas, and Kids (How To Series) By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524772550
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Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Celebrate the special bond between grandpas and grandchildren in this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge! The perfect gift for Father's Day, Grandparent's Day, and any day shared with Grandpa!


Grandpa Loves You By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781585363742
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 15th, 2017

From the author-illustrator team that created Grandma Loves You and Grandma's Christmas Wish comes a touching story just for Grandpa and grandchild. Told in charming verse with the signature bunny characters, this book celebrates the special relationship a child has with Grandpa. From exploring and flying kites to telling jokes, this pair's adventures and tender moments will warm the heart.


My Grandpa Is the Best! By D.J. Steinberg, Ruth Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By D.J. Steinberg, Ruth Hammond (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593387115
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 9th, 2022

From the best-selling author of the Here I Come! series, this collection of poems makes a perfect gift for grandpas, abuelos, and zaydes everywhere.



Grandma Loves You! By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781585363735
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Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 15th, 2017

The birth of a baby is an opportunity for celebration far beyond the anticipation of the new parents. There are happy aunts and uncles, and, of course, delighted grandparents who can't wait to meet the newborn. In Grandma Loves You , Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. In warm and tender rhyme, long-awaited introductions are made.


How to Babysit a Grandma (How To Series) By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524772567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

Celebrate the special bond between grandmas and grandkids with this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge of babysitting...if just for one day. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, Grandparent's Day, and any day shared with Grandma!


My Grandma Is the Best! By D.J. Steinberg, Ruth Hammond (Illustrator) Cover Image
By D.J. Steinberg, Ruth Hammond (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9780593387139
Availability: Special Order
Published: Grosset & Dunlap - August 9th, 2022

From the best-selling author of the Here I Come! series, this collection of poems makes a perfect gift for grandmas, abuelas, and bubbes everywhere.
 
"A mirror that captures love and reflects it back to its source—a devoted grandmother."—Kirkus Reviews


Your Grandparents Are Zombies By Anson Montgomery, Keith Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anson Montgomery, Keith Newton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781933390901
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Published: Chooseco - April 1st, 2010

Your Grandparents are Zombies by Anson Montgomery takes YOU on an unexpected adventure with your grandparents.


Your Grandparents Are Werewolves By Shannon Gilligan, Keith Newton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shannon Gilligan, Keith Newton (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781937133337
Availability: Backordered
Published: Chooseco - May 1st, 2019

Your Grandparents are Werewolves by Anson Montgomery takes YOU on an unexpected adventure with your grandparents. 6-8 year old readers will howl at the moon for the first time with Granwolf and Grampwolf, your very own werewolf grandparents. Choose Your Own Adventure Your Grandparents are Werewolves is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next.


A Gift for Nana By Lane Smith Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593430330
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Published: Random House Studio - May 10th, 2022

Two-time Caldecott Honor author/illustrator Lane Smith tells a whimsical story about a little rabbit searching for the best gift for someone very special.


Tomatoes for Neela By Padma Lakshmi, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780593202708
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Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - August 31st, 2021

Padma Lakshmi, bestselling author and host of Bravo's Top Chef and Hulu's Taste the Nation, and Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal team up in this celebration of food and family.
 


Nana the Great Comes to Visit By Lisa Tawn Bergren, David Hohn (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Lisa Tawn Bergren, David Hohn (Illustrator)
$12.99
ISBN: 9780593232880
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: WaterBrook - March 22nd, 2022

This joyous, energetic picture book from the bestselling author of the God Gave Us series celebrates the unique ways grandparents help children gain confidence.


Hey Grandude! By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525648673
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - September 5th, 2019

This #1 New York Times bestselling picture book adventure from Paul McCartney is perfect for Father’s Day or any day when you’re looking to celebrate the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to!

See the compass needle spin, let the magic fun begin!


Grandude's Green Submarine By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Paul McCartney, Kathryn Durst (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593372432
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - October 5th, 2021

Celebrate the fun that grandparents and grandkids can get up to in this action-packed undersea adventure—a companion picture book to Paul McCartney’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hey Grandude.
 


Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa By Anna Dewdney Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780670013968
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Viking Books for Young Readers - September 1st, 2015

It’s an exciting day for Llama Llama; he’s going to visit Gram and Grandpa Llama and spend the night! His first night away from home….and from Mama. But he makes sure to pack everything he needs. And there are so many fun things to do with Gram and Grandpa. It’s not until he gets ready for bed that he realizes that he’s forgotten something important. Fuzzy Llama!


My Grandpa, My Tree, and Me By Roxanne Troup, Kendra Binney (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Roxanne Troup, Kendra Binney (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781953458551
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yeehoo Press - April 11th, 2023

In this moving tale about the depths of love and care a grandfather and granddaughter have for one another, author Roxanne Troup and artist Kendra Binney deliver a timeless story sure to become a classic.

Of all the trees in Grandpa's orchard, one tree is his favorite--a pecan tree, planted for his granddaughter on the day she was born.


Grandpa Loves Me! (Marianne Richmond) By Marianne Richmond Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728205939
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - May 1st, 2020

Celebrate the love between grandpas and grandchildren in this heartwarming title by bestselling author, Marianne Richmond!

There is no one quite like Grandpa! Bring to life all the special ways a grandpa shows his love to his grandchild with this beloved classic.

Grandpa laughs with me

Grandpa bakes with me


Grandma Loves Me! (Marianne Richmond) By Marianne Richmond Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781728205922
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Published: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - April 7th, 2020

The perfect baby book from Grandma and the perfect Grandma book for grandchildren!


Grandpa and Me By Danielle McLean, Alison Edgson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle McLean, Alison Edgson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781680105780
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tiger Tales - April 2nd, 2019

Little Bear’s grandpa is wonderful! On their day together they splash in the creek, play hide-and-seek, build forts, and make campfires. And Grandpa always gives the best bear hugs.


Grandma Loves You! By Danielle McLean, Alison Edgson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Danielle McLean, Alison Edgson (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781680105469
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tiger Tales - March 6th, 2018

Through every day, in all you do, you'll always know, Grandma loves you! Celebrate the special bond between a grandmother and her grandchild with this sweet rhyme. Features a "To" and "From" personalization page in the front of the book making this an ideal gift.


Grandpa's Promise By Susan Jones, Lee Holland (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Susan Jones, Lee Holland (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9781510769540
Availability: Special Order
Published: Sky Pony - October 5th, 2021

A Bedtime Book that’s Brimming with Love!

Show little ones how much they are adored with this beautifully illustrated story celebrating the unique wonder of a grandpa’s love. From wisdom and guidance to strength and security, each spread highlights one of the many ways in which grandfathers add to a child’s life.


One, Two, Grandpa Loves You: A Picture Book By Shelly Becker, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Shelly Becker, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419765087
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Published: Abrams Appleseed - March 28th, 2023

A joyful ode to the special bond between grandfathers and their grandchildren and the fun of a camping trip

A girl and her grandfather strike out on an outdoor adventure in this heartfelt rhyming picture book, set to the classic rhyme of “One Two, Buckle My Shoe,” from acclaimed creators Shelly Becker and Dan Yaccarino.

“Yaccarino’s signature


Grandpa Loves You By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781585369409
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - February 15th, 2016

From the author-illustrator team that created Grandma Loves You and Grandma's Christmas Wish comes a touching story just for Grandpa and grandchild. Told in charming verse with the signature bunny characters, this book celebrates the special relationship a child has with Grandpa. From exploring and flying kites to telling jokes, this pair's adventures and tender moments will warm the heart.


Grandma Loves You! By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Helen Foster James, Petra Brown (Illustrator)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781585368365
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sleeping Bear Press - July 1st, 2013

The birth of a baby is an opportunity for celebration far beyond the anticipation of the new parents. There are happy aunts and uncles, and, of course, delighted grandparents who can't wait to meet the newborn. In Grandma Loves You , Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. In warm and tender rhyme, long-awaited introductions are made.


How to Babysit a Grandma and a Grandpa boxed set (How To Series) By Jean Reagan Cover Image
$36.98
ISBN: 9781524714352
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - August 30th, 2016

Get ready to entertain the grandma and grandpa in your life with this cheerful two-book boxed set featuring the New York Times bestselling titles How to Babysit a Grandma and How to Babysit a Grandpa. The perfect gift this Mother's Day!


How to Babysit a Grandma (How To Series) By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Jean Reagan, Lee Wildish (Illustrator)
$8.99
ISBN: 9781524772567
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf Books for Young Readers - March 27th, 2018

Celebrate the special bond between grandmas and grandkids with this delightful New York Times bestseller that puts the kids in charge of babysitting...if just for one day. The perfect gift for Mother's Day, Grandparent's Day, and any day shared with Grandma!


Just Grandpa and Me (Little Critter): A Book for Dads, Grandpas, and Kids (Look-Look) By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mercer Mayer, Mercer Mayer (Illustrator)
$5.99
ISBN: 9780307119360
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - March 13th, 2001

Join Little Critter and his grandpa in this big-city adventure! Makes the perfect gift for or from grandpa on Father's Day, Grandparent's Day, and more!