18 Best Books for Grandparents to Read to Their Grandchildren
Snuggle up and settle in! There’s no greater comfort than being read to by Nana or Gramps. Here are the best books to read to grandkids in every age group.
Age Baby to 1: Grandma Wishes
Did you know there’s a special Grandma Star that only grandmothers can wish upon? This sweet story features bright and delightful illustrations of woodland creatures sure to captures a baby’s heart. Little ones learn about the love that comes from Grandma and all the hopes she has for their future. Check out the story of this tech-savvy grandma found the secret to staying close to grandkids who live far away.
Age Baby to 1: Grandpa’s Wish List
Follow Grandpa Badger as he makes a list of all the wishes he has for his new grandchild. This strong and sturdy board book brims with colorful drawings that babies will adore. And Grandpa will love the sentiment about getting ready for the new addition. Check out the special joy of reading children’s books through grown-up eyes.
Age Baby to 1: Look Look!
Babies adore looking through this board book’s high contrast illustrations which are perfect for stimulating their imagination and inspiring an early love of learning. Black-and-white cut-out pictures offer cheer and interest while red words like “smile” and “children” engage and delight.
Age 2 to 3: Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa
Experience beautiful illustrations and beloved characters in this story about little Llama’s first night away from home. Gram and Grandpa show that an overnight trip is full of comfort and love and everything little ones need to feel safe and secure. Here are 12 children’s books that encourage kids to be nice.
Age 2 to 3: Grandpa and Me
Toddlers love to “lift-the-flaps” in this book series that allows them to discover new illustrations. You’ll adore your grandchild’s delight in this interactive story about making a pizza with Grandpa.
Age 2 to 3: Grandma Loves You
Get ready for sweet bunnies, turtledoves, and lovely watercolor illustrations. Total sweetness awaits in this rhyming story about a Grandmother’s deep and enduring love for the new little grand-bunny.
Age 4 to 5: The Hello, Goodbye Window
Return again and again to this beautiful tale about Nanna and Poppy’s “magic” kitchen window. Their grandchild experiences the wonders of the world by peering through the window in this gorgeously illustrated picture book that children love.
Age 4 to 5: Just Grandma, Grandpa, and Me
Mercer Mayer’s classic Little Critter books delight children with their adorable and distinctive illustrations. In this edition, the Little Critter experiences a fun day out and about with each of his grandparents.
Age 4 to 5: Grandpa’s Little One
Billy Crystal wrote this sweet story about a grandpa’s love for his granddaughter. Vivid illustrations capture birthday party adventures. Crystal’s sweet words are sure to pull heartstrings and provide a few laughs along the way. Here are the 10 best books to help children fall asleep.
Age 6 to 7: How to Babysit a Grandma and Grandpa
This charming boxed set contains two beloved babysitting guides—one for each grandparent. Instructions include how to keep grandma busy: have a costume parade! And snack ideas for grandpa include “olives served on fingertips.” These books are filled with so many ways to have a ton of fun watching over grandparents while the parents are away. Don’t miss the science behind why grandparents who babysit live longer.