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    City of the beasts

    Allende, Isabel.

    When fifteen-year-old Alexander Cold accompanies his individualistic grandmother on an expedition to find a humanoid Beast in the Amazon, he experiences ancient wonders and a supernatural world as he tries to avert disaster for the Indians.

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    The house of tomorrow

    Bognanni, Peter.

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    Postcards from no man's land

    Chambers, Aidan.

    Alternates between two stories--comtemporarily, seventeen-year-old Jacob visits a daunting Amsterdam at the request of his English grandmother--and historically, nineteen-year-old Geertrui relates her experience of British soldiers's attempts to liberate Holland from its German occupation.

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    Caramelo

    Cisneros, Sandra.

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    Mare's war

    Davis, Tanita S.

    Teens Octavia and Tali learn about strength, independence, and courage when they're forced to take a car trip with their grandmother, who tells about growing up Black in 1940s Alabama and serving in Europe during World War II as a member of the Women's Army Corps.

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    The probable future

    Hoffman, Alice.

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    Soul moon soup

    Johnson, Lindsay Lee.

    After her father leaves and Phoebe and her mother struggle to survive in the city, Phoebe finally goes to the country to live with her grandmother, where she learns family secrets and hopes her mother will return for her.

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    Deacon Locke went to prom

    Katcher, Brian, author.

    Too shy to look for a prom date, Deacon decides to ask his grandmother to the event and when a video of their dancing goes viral, he finds his life taking an unforgettable turn.

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    Keturah and Lord Death

    Leavitt, Martine, 1953-

    When Lord Death comes to claim sixteen-year-old Keturah while she is lost in the King's Forest, she charms him with her story and is granted a twenty-four hour reprieve in which to seek her one true love.

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    Two can keep a secret

    McManus, Karen M., author.

    While true-crime afficionado Ellery and her twin brother are staying with their grandmother in a Vermont community known for murder, a new friend goes missing and Ellery may be next.

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    The center of everything

    Moriarty, Laura, 1970-

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    Bliss

    Myracle, Lauren, 1969-

    Having grown up in a California commune, Bliss sees her aloof grandmother's Atlanta world as a foreign country, but she is determined to be nice as a freshman at an elite high school, which makes her the perfect target for Sandy, a girl obsessed with the occult.

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    The unraveling of Mercy Louis : a novel

    Parssinen, Keija, author.

    A superstitious oil town in Texas is sent into a tailspin when the star player of their championship girls' basketball team mysteriously collapses on the season's opening night and is followed by other girls who seem to suffer from the same peculiar condition.

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    A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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    Alfred and Guinevere

    Schuyler, James.

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    Love, Amalia

    Ada, Alma Flor.

    Sixth-grader Amalia learns many important life-lessons while spending Friday afternoons with her beloved grandmother, and the teaching goes on even after Abuelita's sudden death as Amalia finds a way to connect with relatives and a friend who has moved away.

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    The witches

    Dahl, Roald.

    A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

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    Love, Aubrey

    LaFleur, Suzanne M.

    While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.

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    The same stuff as stars

    Paterson, Katherine.

    When Angel's self-absorbed mother leaves her and her younger brother with their poor great-grandmother, the eleven-year-old girl worries not only about her mother and brother, her imprisoned father, the frail old woman, but also about a mysterious man who begins sharing with her the wonder of the stars.

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    Sammy Keyes and the hotel thief

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Thirteen-year-old Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors' building where she is living with her grandmother.

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    Birdie's book

    Bozarth, Jan.

    After Birdie learns that she comes from a family of fairy godmothers, she begins her training with the fairies in Aventurine; but when Birdie's family talisman, a singing stone, is broken, Birdie and Kerka, a warrior-like girl, go on a quest to find the missing half of the stone.

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    Magic and other misdemeanors #5

    Buckley, Michael.

    Fairy-tale detectives Sabrina and Daphne Grimm try to find out who is stealing the magical possessions of the most powerful Everafters in town.

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    Once upon a crime #4

    Buckley, Michael.

    Sabrina and Daphne Grimm return to New York City to investigate the death of an important Everafter, and discover a secret that might lead them to the Scarlet Hand.

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    The sisters Grimm : Fairy-Tale Detectives #1

    Buckley, Michael.

    Orphans Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are sent to live with an eccentric grandmother that they have always believed to be dead.

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    The unusual suspects #2

    Buckley, Michael.

    Although filled with anger over her parents' disappearance, eleven-year-old Sabrina Grimm--along with her grandmother, sister, and several fairy-tale characters--tries to discover who has killed her teacher.

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    The new girl / #2

    Cabot, Meg.

    Guided by her rules, nine-year-old Allie works to get past being just the new girl at school, eagerly awaits the arrival of her kitten, and faces turmoil when her grandmother visits while the family is still settling into their new home.

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    The most beautiful place in the world

    Cameron, Ann, 1943-

    Growing up with his grandmother in a small Central American town, seven year-old Juan discovers the value of hard work, the joy of learning, and the location of the most beautiful place in the world.

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    Grandma's general store : the Ark

    Carter, Dorothy (Dorothy A.)

    In the 1930s when their parents go north to Philadelphia to find work, five-year-old Pearl and seven-year-old Prince must stay behind with their grandmother in Florida and help her run her small store.

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    Granny Torrelli makes soup

    Creech, Sharon.

    With the help of her wise old grandmother, twelve-year-old Rosie manages to work out some problems in her relationship with her best friend, Bailey, the boy next door.

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    George's marvelous medicine

    Dahl, Roald.

    George decides that his grumpy, selfish old grandmother must be a witch and concocts some marvelous medicine to take care of her.

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    The witches

    Dahl, Roald.

    A young boy and his Norwegian grandmother, who is an expert on witches, together foil a witches' plot to destroy the world's children by turning them into mice.

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    Chicken boy

    Dowell, Frances O'Roark.

    Since the death of his mother, Tobin's family life and school life have been in disarray, but after he starts raising chickens with his seventh-grade classmate, Henry, everything starts to fall into place.

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    Snowed in with Grandmother Silk

    Fenner, Carol.

    Ruddy is disappointed when his parents go on a cruise and he must stay with his fussy grandmother for a whole week, but an unexpected snowstorm reveals a surprising side of Grandmother Silk.

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    Tashi lost in the city / #11

    Fienberg, Anna.

    Tashi gets lost in the city and successfully escapes from several dangerous situations. Includes illustrations.

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    What would Joey do? / #3

    Gantos, Jack.

    Joey tries to keep his life from degenerating into total chaos when his mother sends him to be home-schooled with a hostile blind girl, his divorced parents cannot stop fighting, and his grandmother is dying of emphysema.

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    Birthday pony

    Haas, Jessie.

    Grandma Aggie tries to help her granddaughter Jane and the independent pony Popcorn, who were born on the same day, become riding partners.

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    13 Treasures / #1

    Harrison, Michelle, 1979-

    Bedeviled by evil fairies that only she can see, thirteen-year-old Tanya is sent to stay with her cold and distant grandmother at Elvesden Manor, where she and the caretaker's son solve a disturbing mystery that leads them to the discovery that Tanya's life is in danger.

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    Olive's ocean

    Henkes, Kevin.

    On a summer visit to her grandmother's cottage by the ocean, twelve-year-old Martha gains perspective on the death of a classmate, on her relationship with her grandmother, on her feelings for an older boy, and on her plans to be a writer.

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    Sun & Spoon

    Henkes, Kevin.

    After the death of his grandmother, ten-year-old Spoon tries to find the perfect artifact to preserve his memories of her.

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    My Louisiana sky

    Holt, Kimberly Willis.

    Growing up in Saitter, Louisiana, in the 1950s, twelve-year-old Tiger Ann struggles with her feelings about her stern, but loving grandmother, her mentally slow parents, and her good friend and neighbor, Jesse.

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    Addie on the inside

    Howe, James, 1946-

    Outspoken thirteen-year-old Addie Carle learns about love, loss, and staying true to herself as she navigates seventh grade, enjoys a visit from her grandmother, fights with her boyfriend, and endures gossip and meanness from her former best friend.

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    Toning the sweep

    Johnson, Angela.

    On a visit to her grandmother Ola, who is dying of cancer in her house in the desert, fourteen-year-old Emmie hears many stories about the past and her family history and comes to a better understanding of relatives both dead and living.

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    The Parker inheritance

    Johnson, Varian.

    Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasure hunt, she finds herself caught up in the mystery and, with the help of her new friend and fellow book-worm, Brandon, she sets out to find the inheritance, exonerate her grandmother, and expose an injustice once committed against an African American family in Lambert.

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    Love, Aubrey

    LaFleur, Suzanne M.

    While living with her Gram in Vermont, eleven-year-old Aubrey writes letters as a way of dealing with losing her father and sister in a car accident, and then being abandoned by her grief-stricken mother.

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    Switch

    Law, Ingrid, 1970-

    "Gypsy Beaumont's magical savvy switches to its opposite when she learns that her mean and decidedly non-magical grandma has Alzheimer's and is going to move in with her family"--Provided by publisher.

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    When the sea turned to silver

    Lin, Grace.

    "Pinmei, a storyteller's granddaughter, must find the Luminous Stone that Lights the Night to rescue her grandmother, who has been kidnapped by the Tiger Emperor"--Provided by publisher.

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    MAS

    Bob

    Mass, Wendy, 1967-

    Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.

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    The exiles

    McKay, Hilary.

    The four Conroy sisters spend a wild summer at the seaside with Big Grandma, who tries to break them of their reading habit by substituting fresh air and hard work for books and gets unexpected results.

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    Junie B. Jones is a party animal / #10

    Park, Barbara.

    Lucille invites Junie B. and her friend Grace to sleep over at her very rich nanna's house, where everything is beautiful, expensive, and breakable.

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    A long way from Chicago : a novel in stories

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    A boy recounts his annual summer trips to rural Illinois with his sister during the Great Depression to visit their larger-than-life grandmother.

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    A year down yonder

    Peck, Richard, 1934-

    During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman.

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    Bayou magic

    Rhodes, Jewell Parker.

    Visiting her grandmother in the Louisiana bayou, ten-year-old Maddy begins to realize that she may be the only sibling to carry on the gift of her family's magical legacy.

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    Rebel

    Roberts, Willo Davis.

    When her grandmother decides to ditch assisted living and start a boarding house, fourteen-year-old Amanda Jane Keeling, or Rebel, signs on for the work crew, where she just happens to meet a teenaged boy taller than she is and to embroil them both in a mystery.

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    The charm bracelet (#1)

    Rodda, Emily.

    When Jessie searches for her ill grandmother's missing charm bracelet, she is led to a magical world, the Fairy Realm, and finds she has a reason and right to be there.

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    This is just a test : a novel by Madelyn Rosenberg and Wendy Wan-Long Shang

    Rosenberg, Madelyn, 1966-

    In 1983 seventh-grader David Da-Wei Horowitz has a lot to worry about--his bar mitzvah is coming soon; his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers argue about everything; his teammates for the upcoming trivia contest, Scott and Hector, do not like each other; he is beginning to notice girls; and Scott has persuaded him to begin digging a fallout shelter just in case the Cold War heats up.

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    Seven stories up

    Snyder, Laurel.

    In 1987, while her mother sits in a Baltimore hotel at the deathbed of a grandmother twelve-year-old Annie never knew, Annie travels back fifty years and shares adventures with the lonely girl who will grow up to be her feisty grandmother.

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    Sammy Keyes and the hotel thief

    Van Draanen, Wendelin.

    Thirteen-year-old Sammy's penchant for speaking her mind gets her in trouble when she involves herself in the investigation of a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street from the seniors' building where she is living with her grandmother.

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    Figuring out Frances

    Willner-Pardo, Gina.

    Ten-year-old Abigail's neighbor Travis, her best friend although he is at a different school, upsets her when he transfers to her school, ignores her, and laughs at her grandmother's Alzheimer's along with his new friends.

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    Mountain pose

    Wilson, Nancy Hope.

    When twelve-year-old Ellie inherits an old Vermont farm from her cruel and heartless grandmother Aurelia, she reads a set of diaries written by an ancestor and discovers secrets from the past.

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    Thief of hearts

    Yep, Laurence, 1948-

    When Stacy is paired with a Chinese girl at school who is accused of theft, she must come to terms with her own Chinese and American heritage.

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    By the dawn's early light

    Ackerman, Karen, 1951-

    A young girl and her brother stay with their grandmother while their mother works at night.

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    The snail house

    Ahlberg, Allan.

    Grandma tells Michael, Hannah, and their baby brother the story of three children who shrink to such a small size that they decide to live in a snail's shell.

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    Summerhouse

    Anholt, Laurence.

    Ella is a very serious child until her grandmother shares the secret of her happiness--in the summerhouse that holds the joys of her former island home.

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    There was an old lady who swallowed Fly Guy

    Arnold, Tedd.

    After accidentally swallowing her grandson's pet fly, Grandma tries to retrieve it by consuming progressively larger animals.

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    No mirrors in my Nana's house

    Barnwell, Ysaye M.

    A girl discovers the beauty in herself by looking into her Nana's eyes.

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    The empanadas that abuela made / Las empanadas que hacía la abuela / por Diane Gonzales Bertrand ; ilustraciones de Alex Pardo DeLange ; traducción al español de Gabriela Baeza Ventura

    Bertrand, Diane Gonzales.

    Told in the style of a cumulative folk song, a grandmother makes empanadas, a traditional Hispanic treat, for her family. Includes recipe.

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    Three cheers for Catherine the Great

    Best, Cari.

    Sara's Russian grandmother has requested that there be no presents at her seventy-eighth birthday party so Sara must think of a gift from her heart.

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    BIR

    Grandmama's pride

    Birtha, Becky, 1948-

    While on a trip in 1956 to visit her grandmother in the South, six-year-old Sarah Marie experiences segregation for the first time, but discovers that things have changed by the time she returns the following year.

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    BOE

    Those shoes

    Boelts, Maribeth, 1964-

    Jeremy, who longs to have the black high tops that everyone at school seems to have but his grandmother cannot afford, is excited when he sees them for sale in a thrift shop and decides to buy them even though they are the wrong size.

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    Leave me alone

    Brosgol, Vera.

    Grandmother wants so badly to be left alone to finish the knitting for her grandchildren that she leaves her tiny home and her big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting.

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    BUN

    Sunshine Home

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    When he and his parents visit his grandmother in the nursing home where she is recovering from a broken hip, everyone pretends to be happy until Tim helps them express their true feelings.

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    The Wednesday surprise

    Bunting, Eve, 1928-

    On Wednesday nights when Grandma stays with Anna everyone thinks she is teaching Anna to read.

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    Hotter than a hot dog!

    Calmenson, Stephanie.

    A little girl and her grandmother escape the city on a hot summer day by going to the beach.

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    Abuela's weave

    Casta–eda, Omar S., 1954-

    A young Guatemalan girl and her grandmother grow closer as they weave some special creations and then make a trip to the market in hopes of selling them.

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    Halmoni and the picnic

    Choi, Sook Nyul.

    A Korean American girl's third grade class helps her newly arrived grandmother feel more comfortable with her new life in the United States.

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    Full, full, full of love

    Cooke, Trish.

    For young Jay Jay, Sunday dinner at Gran's house is full of hugs and kisses, tasty dishes, all kinds of fishes, happy faces, and love.

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    Big Mama

    Crunk, Tony.

    Billy Boyd likes living with his grandmother, Big Mama, because she can make a space capsule out of junk, joins in all kinds of games, and turns a trip for ice cream into an adventure.

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    Last stop on Market Street

    de la Peña, Matt.

    A young boy rides the bus across town with his grandmother and learns to appreciate the beauty in everyday things.

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    Strega Nona : her story

    De Paola, Tomie.

    Grandma Concetta heals everyone with her remedies and advice, and when she retires, she leaves Nona her magic pasta pot with its secret ingredient.

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    Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

    De Paola, Tomie.

    A small boy enjoys his relationship with his grandmother and his great-grandmother, but he learns to face their inevitable death.

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    The baby on the way

    English, Karen.

    When a young boy asks his grandmother if she was ever a baby, she tells him the story of how she was born.

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    The patchwork quilt

    Flournoy, Valerie, 1952-

    Using scraps cut from the family's old clothing, Tanya helps her grandmother and mother make a beautiful quilt that tells the story of her family's life.

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    The hickory chair

    Fraustino, Lisa Rowe.

    A blind boy tells of his warm relationship with his grandmother and the gift she left for him after her death.

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    Yucky worms

    French, Vivian.

    While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.

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    William and the good old days

    Greenfield, Eloise.

    A little boy remembers his grandmother before she became ill, and during her long recovery he tries to imagine how things will be when she comes home from the hospital.

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    Two Mrs. Gibsons

    Igus, Toyomi.

    The biracial daughter of an African-American father and a Japanese mother fondly recalls growing up with her mother and her father's mother, two very different but equally loving women.

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    Just like Josh Gibson

    Johnson, Angela, 1961-

    A young girl's grandmother tells her of her love for baseball and the day they let her play in the game even though she was a girl.

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    My abuelita

    Johnston, Tony, 1942-

    With great gusto, a child's grandmother performs deep knee bends, consumes a breakfast of "huevos estrellados," and practices vocal exercises before going to work as a storyteller.

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    Ghost wings

    Joosse, Barbara M.

    While celebrating the Days of the Dead, a young Mexican girl remembers her wonderful grandmother who sang songs, made tortillas, chased monsters away, and loved butterflies.

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    The raft

    LaMarche, Jim.

    Reluctant Nicky spends a wonderful summer with Grandma who introduces him to the joy of rafting down the river near her home and watching the animals along the banks.

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    Henry's first-moon birthday

    Look, Lenore.

    A young girl helps her grandmother with preparations for the traditional Chinese celebration to welcome her new baby brother.

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    Love as strong as ginger

    Look, Lenore.

    A Chinese American girl comes to realize how hard her grandmother works to fulfill her dreams when they spend a day together at the grandmother's job cracking crabs.

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    What! cried Granny : an almost bedtime story

    Lum, Kate.

    When her grandson Patrick arrives for his first sleepover, Granny's resourceful efforts to provide him with a bed, pillow, and other necessities result in a sleepless night for both of them.

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    Your moon, my moon : a grandmother's words to a faraway child

    MacLachlan, Patricia.

    Although their homes are different, a grandmother in New England and her loving grandson in Africa share the same moon.

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    Grandmother's dreamcatcher

    McCain, Becky R. (Becky Ray)

    While spending a week with her grandmother who, like her is a Chippewa Indian, Kimmy learns to make a dreamcatcher which allows the sleeper to have only sweet dreams.

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    Mango, Abuela, and me

    Medina, Meg.

    "Mia's Abuela has left her sunny house with parrots and palm trees to live with Mia and her parents in the city. The night she arrives, Mia tries to share her favorite book with Abuela before they go to sleep and discovers that Abuela can't read the words inside"--Provided by publisher.

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    Always Gramma

    Nelson, Vaunda Micheaux.

    A loving grandchild describes what it is like when Gramma becomes increasingly confused and forgetful, to the point that she can no longer take care of herself.

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    A path of stars

    O'Brien, Anne Sibley.

    A refugee from Cambodia, Dara's beloved grandmother is grief-stricken when she learns her brother has died, and it is up to Dara to try and heal her.

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    The grandma book

    Parr, Todd.

    Presents the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.

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    Babushka Baba Yaga

    Polacco, Patricia.

    The villagers are afraid of her, so the legendary Baba Yaga disguises herself as an old woman in order to know the joys of being a grandmother.

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    Chicken Sunday

    Polacco, Patricia.

    To thank Miss Eula for her wonderful Sunday chicken dinners, three children sell decorated eggs to buy her a beautiful Easter hat.

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    Thunder cake

    Polacco, Patricia.

    Grandma finds a way to dispel her grandchild's fear of thunderstorms.

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    Circle unbroken : the story of a basket and its people

    Raven, Margot Theis.

    A grandmother tells the tale of Gullahs and their beautiful sweetgrass baskets that keep their African heritage alive.

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    A string of beads

    Reid, Margarette S.

    A young girl describes how she and her grandmother make jewelry from all kinds of beads. Includes information about the history of beads.

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    Under the same sun

    Robinson, Sharon, 1950-

    "It is Grandmother Bibi's eighty-fifth birthday, and when she travels to Tanzania from America to visit her son and grandchildren, they surprise her with a birthday safari. And while visiting an old African slave port, Jackie Robinson's seven African grandchildren discover how their family came to America"--Provided by publisher.

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    Getting to know Ruben Plotnick

    Rosenbluth, Rosalyn.

    David is nervous about the class clown, Ruben Plotnick, coming to his house to meet his grandmother, who is old and sometimes acts very strange; however, Ruben surprises everyone.

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    Ladder to the moon

    Soetoro-Ng, Maya, 1970-

    Suhaila's wish to know her deceased grandmother is granted when a golden ladder appears at her window and Grandma Annie invites her on a journey to the moon, where they welcome people who are facing tragedy. Includes facts about the painting and the woman who inspired the story.

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    The dove

    Stewart, Dianne.

    A visiting dove provides the answer to Grandmother Maloko's financial problems when floodwaters destroy her crops and she must rely on the sale of her homemade jewelry.

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    Gugu's house

    Stock, Catherine.

    Kukamba loves helping her grandmother decorate her mud home in a dusty Zimbabwe village, but when the annual rains partially destroy all her art work, Kukamba learns to see the goodness of the rains.

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    Saying good-bye to grandma

    Thomas, Jane Resh.

    Seven-year-old Suzie is curious and fearful about what Grandma's funeral will be like.

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    Bunny money

    Wells, Rosemary.

    Max and Ruby spend so much on emergencies while shopping for Grandma's birthday presents, that they just barely have enough money left for gifts.

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    Max & Ruby's treasure hunt

    Wells, Rosemary.

    When their tea party is rained out, Max and Ruby and their friends Louise and Lily go indoors, where Grandma has arranged a treasure hunt.

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    Music, music for everyone

    Williams, Vera B.

    Rosa plays her accordion with her friends in the Oak Street Band and earns money to help her mother with expenses while her grandmother is sick.

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    Homegrown house

    Wong, Janet S.

    A young girl describes her grandmother's comfortable, long-time home, and wishes that she and her parents could stay in the same house instead of moving so often.

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    Coming on home soon

    Woodson, Jacqueline.

    After Mama takes a job in Chicago during World War II, Ada Ruth stays with Grandma but misses her mother who loves her more than rain and snow.

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    Little Red

    Woollvin, Bethan.

    "On her way to Grandma's house, Little Red meets a wolf. Which might scare some little girls. But not this little girl. She knows just what the wolf is up to, and she's not going to let him get away with it"--Provided by publisher.

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