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Raising Grandkids

Inside Skipped-Generation Families

by Gary Garrison
edition: eBook
tagged: grandparenting, adoption & fostering, social work

Focusing on grandparent-headed households, Gary Garrison examines his own experience as a caregiver to his step-grandchildren, and the experiences of others in similar situations, to paint an illuminating picture of grandparents who have put their lives on hold to raise their children's children.

Grandparents have particular challenges in this situa …

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My Buddy, Dido!

by Marion Mutala, illustrated by Olha Tkachenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, grandparenting, customs, traditions, anthropology

Didos are delightful! Grandfathers are special people. Whether he plays games, tells jokes, reads stories, or simply snuggles his grandchildren, he is always sharing his love.

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A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa

by Joanna Henry & Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, photographs by Alexis MacDonald, edited by Michele Landsberg
edition: Paperback
tagged: grandparenting, women's studies, developing countries, portraits

Winner, 2018 Best Atlantic Published Book Award
A National Bestseller

By the time the AIDS pandemic in Africa had reached its height in the early 2000s, millions of children had been orphaned. In the face of overwhelming loss, the grandmothers of Africa stepped in to hold families and communities together. Author Joanna Henry and photographer Alexis …

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More Babas, Please!

by Marion Mutala, illustrated by Olha Tkachenko
edition: Paperback
  • age: 3 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: multigenerational, grandparenting, customs, traditions, anthropology

Babas are the best! The love of a grandmother is something special. Whether she makes favourite meals, sings songs, plays games, or simply cuddles her grandchildren on her lap, she is always sharing her love.

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My Good Friend, Grandpa

by Elaine Sharfe, illustrated by Karen Sim
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: multigenerational, grandparenting, death & dying

Grandpa and Noah are good friends. They do everything together! Grandpa Ed takes Noah everywhere—to the cottage, to the beach, to school, and out for ice cream! Grandpa Ed is always there for Noah. But when Grandpa Ed can’t go out anymore, can Noah find a way to be there for his good friend, Grandpa?

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Letters to My Grandchildren

by David Suzuki
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook Paperback Audiobook
tagged: letters, essays, environmentalists & naturalists, grandparenting

In this inspiring series of letters to his grandchildren, David Suzuki offers grandfatherly advice mixed with stories from his own remarkable life and explores what makes life meaningful. He challenges his grandchildren — and us — to do everything at full tilt. He explains why sports, fishing, feminism, and failure are important; why it is danger …

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Fire Pie Trout

by Melanie Mosher, illustrated by Renne Benoit
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: grandparenting

Grace loves being with her gramps, but there are things she is not so sure of: the dark; scary movies; trying new things she has never tried before. So when Gramps takes her fishing on a dark, foggy morning, she has her doubts — lots of them. How can she tell Gramps she's not as keen on adventure as he is without spoiling their time together? Som …

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Fishing the River of Time

by Tony Taylor
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: essays, grandparenting, fishing

At age eighty, Tony Taylor journeys from Sydney, Australia, to British Columbia to fish the Cowichan River with his eight-year-old grandson, Ned. The trip is an opportunity for Tony to return to a landscape that has had a profound effect on his life and his way of thinking, and to share this place with his grandson. As Tony teaches Ned the patient …

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