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Intergenerational childrens books for ages Preschool through 3rd Grade KEYWORDS: RELATED: Upper Elementary GradesJunior High School and Up

Bridge the generation gap with these titles portraying positive relationships between the old and young -- sure to spark discussion.

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Are You Going to Be Good?

A joyous celebration of the young and young-at-heart Tonight’s a special night. Robert is going to his first grownup party – a birthday celebration for...

"..., just like Robert and Great-Gran Sadie." -- Kirkus Reviews "Children will identify and sympathize..."

By Cari Best and G. Brian Karas

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The Baby on the Way

By the Coretta Scott King Honor author In an urban rooftop garden, a young African American boy named Jamal initiates an intriguing conversation with his...

By Karen English and Sean Qualls

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Big Mama

A portrait of a local hero All the neighborhood kids agree that Billy Boyd's grandmother is a wonder. She can build freight trains and spaceships, she...

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Circle Unbroken

Keeping the African heritage alive As she teaches her granddaughter to sew a traditional sweetgrass basket, a grandmother weaves a story, going back...

"...back generations to her old-timey grandfather's village in faraway Africa. There, as a boy, he..."

By Margot Theis Raven and E. B. Lewis

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A Country Schoolhouse

Tales from a small country school In 1940, Grandpa's country school had no lunchroom or indoor bathroom and used wood-burning stoves for heat, but it wasn't...

Lynne Barasch Lynne Barasch

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The Friends

In this award-winning book from Japan, three young boys curious about death learn--and teach--some valuable lessons about life and friendship. The Friends...

Kazumi Yumoto

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Gus and Grandpa

"This wry trio of tales features an engagingly imperfect boy and his engagingly imperfect grandfather...Accommodating beginning readers, Mills's controlled and...

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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Gus and Grandpa and the Two-Wheeled Bike

Gus is unimpressed when Ryan coolly stops his sleek five-speed bike with the hand brake. But he's totally nonplussed when Daddy buys him a bicycle like Ryan's....

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Gus and Grandpa and the Piano Lesson

The tenth book in Claudia Mills' beloved series For Gus, the longest half hour of the day is spent practicing the piano. Why can't he be outside, shooting...

"...of loving connections passed across generations" (Booklist).. "Stock's lovely, expressive, watercolored..."

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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Gus and Grandpa Go Fishing

The ninth book in this beloved series Gus goes fishing for the first time. Mommy can't help him because she doesn’t fish, and Daddy is completely...

"...that “reflect the sunny warmth of loving connections passed across generations” (Booklist..."

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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Gus and Grandpa and the Halloween Costume

"Gus and his grandfather celebrate Halloween together in this eighth entry in the series . . . Gus has a problem to solve: his parents don't approve of...

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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Gus and Grandpa at Basketball

"A great intergenerational team." --Kirkus Reviews Gus loves basketball -- that is, basketball practice with Pete, the coach, and shooting baskets at...

"...addition to the series, Grandpa helps his grandson overcome an emotional obstical that many children..."

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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Gus and Grandpa and Show-and-Tell

The sixth book about this "perfect team." -- School Library Journal Show-and-tell was a breeze in first grade, when Gus brought to school baseball cards and...

By Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock

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The Hat That Wore Clara B.

On Mother’s Sunday at church, Clara B.’s grandma has the most beautiful hat of all the ladies. When people compliment her on it, she says, “Honey, I’m not...

By Melanie Turner-Denstaedt and Frank Morrison

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Jazzy Miz Mozetta

"Okay, young cats, let the beat hit your feet." One fine evening, Miz Mozetta puts on her firecracker-red dress and heads outside to enjoy the moonlight....

By Brenda C. Roberts and Frank Morrison

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Jingle the Brass

"Climb aboard and ride the point!" Step back in time to Ruby's rail-yard hash house and put on the nosebag with the boss hogger. He'll tell you he likes his...

"...the brass jingling." -- The Horn Book "Train-loving children will pore over the details in the lively..."

By Patricia Newman and Michael Chesworth

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Little Mama Forgets

Every morning, Lucy tiptoes into her grandmother’s room to wake her with a gentle tickle. Little Mamá always remembers to tickle Lucy right back! But Lucy...

"...the events in affection and warmth.  Children won't forget this." -- Starred, Booklist   "Brilliant..."

By Robin Cruise and Stacey Dressen-McQueen

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The Name Quilt

A family history in patches and stories Summer evenings at Grandma’s house always end just the way Sadie likes – with Grandma tucking her in with the name...

"...A family history in patches and stories Summer evenings at Grandma’s house always end just the way Sadie likes – with Grandma tucking her in.... A family history in patches and stories Summer evenings at Grandma’s house always end just the way Sadie likes – with Grandma tucking her in with the name quilt. As Sadie chooses from among the patchwork of hand-stitched names of generations of relatives, Grandma tells story after story – stories of hog-riding and hornets and Grandma’s own weddi..."

By Phyllis Root and Margot Apple

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Night Boat to Freedom

When Granny Judith asks twelve-year-old Christmas John to row Molly, cook’s daughter, across the river from Kentucky to the Free State of Ohio, he’s terrified....

"...Reviews   "A rich story for adults and children to share."  --School Library Journal   "The runaways..."

By Margot Theis Raven and E. B. Lewis

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Once Upon a Time

A struggling young reader triumphs There is something worrying Sarie at school. Every time her teacher says, “Children, take out your reading...

"...A struggling young reader triumphs There is something worrying Sarie at school. Every time her teacher says, “Children, take out your reading.... A struggling young reader triumphs There is something worrying Sarie at school. Every time her teacher says, “Children, take out your reading books,” Sarie feels sick. The letters in the book all run together, tripping her up so that she stumbles and falters, and the girls in the back always make fun of her. Only Sarie’s old friend, Aunt..."

Niki Daly Niki Daly

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The Remembering Stone

A surprising journey of self-discovery In early fall, the blackbirds creak like rusty wheels behind our apartment . . . "One day I will return like you," my...

By Barbara Timberlake Russell and Claire B. Cotts

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Squirrel and John Muir

An outstanding book for young naturalists Floy Hutchings, also known as Squirrel, is the daughter of the man who opened the first hotel in the Yosemite...

"...of the Sierras that gives dimension to the man and respect to his name." --Kirkus Reviews "McCully's sure..."

Emily Arnold McCully Emily Arnold McCully

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Tin Lizzie

“Happy Birthday, Tin Lizzie! Let’s go!” shouts Grandpa as his one-hundred-year-old car explodes into life. The children jump aboard the vintage Model T Ford...

"...“Happy Birthday, Tin Lizzie! Let’s go!” shouts Grandpa as his one-hundred-year-old car explodes into life. The children jump aboard the vintage Model T Ford.... “Happy Birthday, Tin Lizzie! Let’s go!” shouts Grandpa as his one-hundred-year-old car explodes into life. The children jump aboard..."

Allan Drummond Allan Drummond

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Readers are in for another rousing good time with Sara and Catherine the Great The unsinkable heroine of Three Cheers for Catherine the Great! is back!...

By Cari Best and Giselle Potter

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