My parents raised a reader. (That is what made me a big proponent of reading to and with children.)  They often used books to help explain life events: becoming a big sister, moving, aspects of faith, death.

I can’t remember ever reading a book as a child that included an intergenerational relationship. So, I decided to make a search for books for children that include intergenerational tales. I found a GREAT site – The Intergenerational Library. While it doesn’t have tons of children’s books but it gave me a start. A big thank you to all my Tweeps who also shared their favorites.

Maybe one day there will be a section in the library that highlights informative books about the generations in our libraries. For now let’s start a virtual shelf. Here are a few I found online in no particular order:

  • Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
  • Say Hello, Lily by Martha Aviles
  • My Abuelita by Yuyi Morales
  • “Fishing with Grandpa D” by Tony Pennington
  • “Down Home at Miss Dessa’s” by Bettye Stroud
  • Are You Going to be Good? by Cari Best
  • Big Mama by Tony Crunk
  • Circle Unbroken by Margot Theis Raven
  • Gus and Grandpa by Claudia Mills (This is the first book in a series)
  • The Hat that Wore Clara B. by Melanie Turner-Denstaedt
  • Jazzy Miz Mozetta by Brenda C. Roberts
  • Little Mama Forgets by Robin Cruise
  • The Name Quilt by Phyllis Root
  • Once Upon a Time by Niki Daly
  • Tin Lizzie by Allen Drummond
  • I Already Know I Love You by Billy Crystal
  • Now One Foot, Now the Other by Tomie dePaolo

Do you have a favorite book for children that includes a mix of generations? Please share it in the comments below!

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