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- Rachel Anderson: Letters from Heaven (adjustment to a
- Debbie Boon: My Gran
- <A River Lost> by Lynn Bragg
(Métis), Hancock House (1995)
- Fox Song by Joe Bruchac (Abenaki), Philomel
- Helen Buckley: Grandmother and 1
- Abuela's Weave by Omar Castenada
- Halmoni and the Picnic by Sook Nyul Choi
- Stephanie Calmenson: Hotter than a Hot Dog
- <The Crying Christmas Tree> by Allan Crow
(Ojibway), Pemmican (1989)
- Davis, Maggie. Something Magic. Simon and
Schuster, 1991. Summer with Grammy who is a strong and active role
model for her granddaughter.
- Nana Upstairs, Nana Downstairs by Tomie De Paola
- Abeula by Arthur Dorros
- Isla by Arthur Dorros
- Fellows, Rebecca Nevers. A Lei for Tutu.
Whitman, 1998. Granddaughter helps grandmother when grandmother
becomes ill and cannot participate in traditional Lei Day.
- The Patchwork Quilt by Valerie Flournoy,
illustrated by Jerry Pinkney? (Dial, 1985).
- Tanya's Reunion by Valerie Flournoy
- The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland.
- Grifalconi, Ann. Osa's pride. Little, Brown,
1990. Osa'a grandmother tells her a tale about the sin of pride
and helps Osa gain a better perspective on what things are
- Luka's Quilt by Georgia Guback
- Hoffman, Mary. Amazing Grace. Dial, 1991. Grace
has a vivid imagination and wants to play all the parts of the
stories her grandmother tells. Her mother and grandmother support
her dreams - she can be what she wants to be.
(African-American) (NB Not recommended by some)
- The Tales of a Gambling Grandma. Dayal Kaur
Khalsa. New York: Crown, 1986.
- The Canada Geese Quilt_ by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
(Cobblehill Books, NY (1989)). A lovely, touching book.
- <Northern Lights: The Soccer Trails> by
Michael Kusugak (Inuit), Annick, (1993)
- The Sea Swan. Kathryn Lasky. Illus. by Catherine
Stock. New York: Macmillan, 1988.
- Jean Little: Spring Begins in March
- Lois Lowry: Anastasia Krupnik
- MCCain, Becky Ray. Grandmother's Dreamcatcher.
Whitman, 1998. Grandmother helps granddaughter to deal with dreams
= they make a dreamcatcher together (Chippewa) (NB Not
recommended by some)
- Hilary McKay: The Exiles
- Sitti's Secret by Naomi Shihab Nye
- Argentina Palacios: A Christmas Surprise for Chabelita
- Patricia Polacco. Babushka Baba Yaga. New York:
New York: Philomel, 1993. (This is an atypical Baba Yaga)
- Chicken Sunday and Babushka's Doll -- by Patricia
- Patricia Polacco. The Keeping Quilt. New York:
Simon & Schuster, 1988.
- Thunder Cakes by Patricia Polacco
- Kimiko Samii: Sachiko Means Happiness
- <Two Pairs of Shoes> by Esther Sanderson
(Cree), Pemmican (1990)
- Homeplace by Anne Shelby, illustrated by Wendy
Anderson Halperin (Orchard Books: NY, 1995). There is a quilt
motif as the grandmother tells the story of past generations to
her granddaughter. The illustrations are wonderfully detailed with
loads of fun things to find. Plus, it's an Appalachian book!
- The Dove by Diane Stewart
- Stroud, Virginia. A Walk to the Great Mystery.
Dial, 1995. A walk in the woods with Grandma Ann, a medicine woman
who has a special way of seeing things - granddaughter and
grandson included (Cherokee) A bit more text than is typical for
- Cynthia Voigt: Dicey's Song, etc.
- Walsh, Jill Paton. When Grandma Came. Puffin,
1992. When grandma visits granddaughter Madeleine, she tells her
of the wonderful places she has been, but nothing can the
specialness of Madeleine! Wonderful illustrations, little text.
- Carole Boston Weatherford: Grandma and Me
- White Deer of Autumn. The Great Change. Beyond
Words, 1992. Native American grandmother explains the cycle of
life to questioning granddaughter.
- Margaret Wild: Our Granny
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