Dance Like a Leaf By Aj Irving & Claudia Navarro

Back of Book:As her grandmother’s health declines, a young girl begins to lovingly take the lead in their cozy shared autumn traditions. Poetic prose paired with evocative illustrations by Mexican illustrator Claudia Navarro makes for a beautiful celebration of life and a gentle introduction to the death of a loved one.My Review:I received a digitalContinue reading “Dance Like a Leaf By Aj Irving & Claudia Navarro”

When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox By Jamie L.B. Deenihan & Lorraine Rocha

Back of Book:ou asked for a special house for your dolls; but instead, Grandpa gives you a toolbox! What do you do? Launching it into outer space is a bad idea. So is feeding it to a T. rex! Instead, be patient, pay attention, and you might find that you’re pretty handy. And just maybe,Continue reading “When Grandpa Gives You a Toolbox By Jamie L.B. Deenihan & Lorraine Rocha”

Saturdays Are For Stella By Candy Wellins & Charlie Eve Ryan

Back of Book:George loves Saturdays. That’s because Saturdays mean time with Grandma Stella. The two of them love going on adventures downtown to visit the dinosaur museum and ride on the carousel! Even when they stay in, George and Stella have fun together, making cinnamon rolls without popping open a tube and sharing the biggest,Continue reading “Saturdays Are For Stella By Candy Wellins & Charlie Eve Ryan”

The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho & Jess X. Snow

Back of Book:Dayeon wants to be a haenyeo just like Grandma. The haenyeo dive off the coast of Jeju Island to pluck treasures from the sea–generations of Korean women have done so for centuries. To Dayeon, the haenyeo are as strong and graceful as mermaids. To give her strength, Dayeon eats Grandma’s abalone porridge. SheContinue reading “The Ocean Calls: A Haenyeo Mermaid Story By Tina Cho & Jess X. Snow”

Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker & April Harrison

Back of Book:It is Grandparents Day at Zura’s elementary school, and the students are excited to introduce their grandparents and share what makes them special. Aleja’s grandfather is a fisherman. Bisou’s grandmother is a dentist. But Zura’s Nana, who is her favorite person in the world, looks a little different from other grandmas. Nana AkuaContinue reading “Nana Akua Goes to School By Tricia Elam Walker & April Harrison”

Grandpa Grumps By Katrina Moore & Xindi Yan

Back of Book:Daisy’s Yeh-Yeh is visiting for the first time from China, and Daisy is so excited to meet him! She has big plans for all the fun they’ll have together, like tea parties and snow angels, but when Yeh-Yeh arrives, Daisy finds him less jolly than she imagined. Throughout the week, she tries allContinue reading “Grandpa Grumps By Katrina Moore & Xindi Yan”

The Bar Mitzvah Boys By Myron Uhlberg

Back of Book: Grandpa was never bar mitzvahed; it was wartime, and life was difficult. It’s been a regret his whole life. Many years later, it’s his grandson’s time to go through the Jewish ritual of coming of age. The father suggests that they be bar mitzvahed together. They study together, recite together, and celebrateContinue reading “The Bar Mitzvah Boys By Myron Uhlberg”

My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin

Back of Book: While Mina is growing up in Iran, the center of her world is her grandmother. Whether visiting friends next door, going to the mosque for midnight prayers during Ramadan, or taking an imaginary trip around the planets, Mina and her grandma are never far apart. At once deeply personal and utterly universal,Continue reading “My Grandma and Me by Mina Javaherbin”

Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family By Elizabeth Zunon

Back of Book: Chocolate is the perfect treat, everywhere! As a little girl and her father bake her birthday cake together, Daddy tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. In a land where elephants roam and the air is hot and damp, Grandpa Cacao worked inContinue reading “Grandpa Cacao: A Tale of Chocolate, from Farm to Family By Elizabeth Zunon”