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Sugar Falls: A Residential School Story

Robertson, David A. (Author)
Henderson, Scott B. (Illustrator)
Portage & Main Press 2011. 40 pages
Book type: Graphic Text

Keywords: Abuse, biography, Cree, cultures, grandmothers, illustrations (black and white), Indigenous peoples, residential schools, resilience, survival, traditions, Truth and Reconciliation Commission
 
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I Help = Niwechihaw

Nicholson, Caitlin Dale (Author/Illustrator)
Morin-Neilson, Leona (Author)
Groundwood Books 2008. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bilingual text, Cree, grandmothers, illustrations (acrylic), Indigenous peoples, intergenerational relationships, nature
 
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Lily and Taylor

Moser, Elaine (Author)
Groundwood Books 2013. 192 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Abuse, conflicts in relationships, family life, female protagonist, friendship, grandmothers, relationships, resilience, self-esteem, sisters, socio-economic disparity, substance abuse, survival, tragedy, violence
 
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#NotYourPrincess: Voices of Native American Women

Charleyboy, Lisa (Editor)
Leatherdale, Mary Beth (Editor)
Annick Press 2017. 110 pages
Book type: Anthology

Keywords: Body image, colonialism, discrimination, feminism, grandmothers, illustrations (photographs), Indigenous peoples, intertextuality, media literacy, multigenre, multimodal, princesses, self-esteem, social justice, traditions, women, women’s history
 
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My Granny Loves Hockey

Weber, Lori (Author)
Liska, Eliska (Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2014. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Dreams, encouragement, feminism, grandmothers, hockey, intergenerational relationships, old age, winter
 
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Schooled

Korman, Gordon (Author)
Scholastic Canada 2008. 238 pages
Book type: Novel

Keywords: Belonging, bullying, foster parents, grandmothers, hippies, homeschooling, intergenerational relationships, multiple narrators, point of view, school life
 
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Carmine: A Little More Red

Sweet, Melissa (Author/Illustrator)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2008. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Alphabet, art, fractured stories, grandmothers, painting, red (colour), Red Riding Hood, speech bubbles, wolves
 
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Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt

Messner, Kate (Author)
Neal, Christopher Silas (Illustrator)
Chronicle Books 2015. 52 pages
Book type: Non-Fiction

Keywords: First-person narration, gardening, gardens, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, narrative non-fiction, nature, plants, poetic language, vegetables
 
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Last Stop on Market Street

de la Peña, Matt (Author)
Robinson, Christian (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2015. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bus, city life, community, diversity, grandmothers, gratitude, intergenerational relationships, poverty
 
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Malaika’s Costume

Hohn, Nadia L. (Author)
Luxbacher, Irene (Illustrator)
Groundwood Books 2016. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Caribbean, clothing, diversity, dreams, family life, first-person narration, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, resourcefulness
 
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The Fort That Jack Built

Ashburn, Boni (Author)
Helquist, Brett (Illustrator)
Abrams 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Childhood, cumulative stories, family life, grandmothers, imagination, play, stories in rhyme
 
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Have Fun, Molly Lou Melon

Lovell, Patty (Author)
Catrow, David (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Creativity, friendship, grandmothers, imagination, neighbours, play, toys
 
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Amy’s Three Best Things

Pearce, Philippa (Author)
Craig, Helen (Illustrator)
Candlewick Press 2013. 36 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Grandmothers, imagination, intergenerational relationships, overcoming fears, sleepovers
 
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Grandmother Ptarmigan

Mikkigak, Qaunaq (Author)
Schwartz, Joanne (Author)
Leng, Qin (Illustrator)
Inhabit Media 2013. 24 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Birds, grandmothers, Inuit, pourquoi tales, sleep
 
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A Trip With Grandma

Ohi, Ruth (Author/Illustrator)
Annick Press 2007. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, overcoming fears, separation, travel
 
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Grandma and the Pirates

Gilman, Phoebe (Author/Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Adventure, food, grandmothers, kidnapping, pirates
 
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Wild Berries

Flett, Julie (Author/Illustrator)
Simply Read Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Berries, bilingual text, Cree, forests, grandmothers, Indigenous peoples, intergenerational relationships, traditions
 
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My Name Is Blessing

Walters, Eric (Author)
Fernandes, Eugenie (Illustrator)
Tundra Books 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Africa, grandmothers, hope, Kenya, overcoming adversity, physical disabilities, poverty, self-esteem
 
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Gifts

Bogart, Jo Ellen (Author)
Reid, Barbara (Illustrator)
Scholastic Canada 1996. 31 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Around the world, gifts, grandmothers, illustrations (plasticine), intergenerational relationships, memories, recurrent patterns, stories in rhyme, travel
 
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Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs

dePaola, Tomie (Author/Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 2000. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, family life, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, loss, memories, old age
 
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The Wheels on the Bus: An Adaptation of the Traditional Song

Kovalski, Maryann (Author/Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 1990. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Grandmothers, recurrent language, rhymes, songs, transportation
 
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A Special Gift for Grammy

George, Jean Craighead (Author)
Johnson, Steve (Illustrator)
Fancher, Lou (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Collecting, generosity, gifts, grandmothers, imagination, intergenerational relationships, rocks
 
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A Walk on the Tundra

Hainnu, Rebecca (Author)
Ziegler, Anna (Author)
Leng, Qin (Illustrator)
Inhabit Media 2011. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Arctic, bilingual text, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, Inuit, learning new skills, perspectives, plants, tundra
 
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Annie and the Old One

Miles, Miska (Author)
Parnall, Peter (Illustrator)
Little, Brown 1985. 44 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Death, grandmothers, grief, Indigenous peoples, life cycles
 
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Babushka’s Doll

Polacco, Patricia (Author/Illustrator)
Simon & Schuster 1995. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Compassion, dolls, grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, Russia, selfishness
 
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Suki’s Kimono

Uegaki, Chieri (Author)
Jorisch, Stéphane (Illustrator)
Kids Can Press 2003. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Assertiveness, clothing, cultures, differences, diversity, grandmothers, heritage, individuality, intergenerational relationships, Japan, pride, school life, self-confidence, teasing
 
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William’s Doll

Zolotow, Charlotte (Author)
Pène du Bois, William (Illustrator)
HarperCollins 2000. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Bullying, deconstructing stereotypes, differences, gender roles, gifts, grandmothers, teasing
 
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Abuela

Dorros, Arthur (Author)
Kleven, Elisa (Illustrator)
Penguin Random House 1997. 40 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Flight, grandmothers, imagination, intergenerational relationships, Spanish
 
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Infinity and Me

Hosford, Kate (Author)
Swiatkowska, Gabi (Illustrator)
Lerner 2012. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: First-person narration, grandmothers, infinity (concept), mathematics, perspectives, philosophy
 
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The Granddaughter Necklace

Wyeth, Sharon Dennis (Author)
Ibatoulline, Bagram (Illustrator)
Scholastic 2013. 32 pages
Book type: Picture Book

Keywords: Families, family history, grandmothers, heirlooms, immigration, multicultural heritage, multiple stories
 
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