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KSP Book Club: 2017’s Best Books For Grandparents To Read To Their Grandchildren

Grandma's tales are always special! They have a fun element, a surprise twist, an unexpected ending and a moral to learn from. And not just the stories- the act of getting our grandmothers to spend more time with us, on the pretext of these stories, was a pure delight! And the bonding children share with grandparents is always unique and something that no science can explain! This year saw a number of books for kids that retold some of the famous grandma's tales- and here is our curated list of the best anthology of grandma's tales of this year.

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1. Grandma Tales

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Author: Lalita Iyer

Publisher: Scholastic India

Age: 8 and above

What's special: This latest release from Scholastic India, is a brilliant collection of heart-warming grandma tales, that takes the reader on a nostalgic trip. You can read out the fun tales to your little ones while the grown-up kids can enjoy the book themselves. The light narrative and lovely illustrations make it an ideal pick for the year's best books for kids. Buy here.

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2. Grandma & Me

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Author: Beatrice Tauber

Publisher: Morgan James Kids

Age: 4 and above

What's special: Grandparents and grandchildren are always a great combo. But when dementia and Alzheimer's strike the grandparents, the little ones are often left clueless unable to understand why the people they loved so much earlier, seem a little distant now. This book treads on a serious topic from a child's perspective and how kids can still shower the same love and affection to their grandparents, even in the troubled times. Buy here.

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3. Grandma Said . . . Child Listen

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Author: Fanny Minnitt 

Publisher: Westbow Press

Age: 7 and above

What's special: The first book in the series penned by 4 authors, explains to kids on valuable topics such as money, mind, relationships and character. This new release helps tread these topics with the introduction of imaginary grandmoms that makes the narrative interesting and insightful for kids. Buy here.

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4. My Grandma's Bag of Stories

Author: Nishant Joshi

Publisher: Kindle Edition

Age: 5 and above

What's special: This Kindle edition is another superb addition to this year's anthology of grandma's tales. With famous morals, taking the avatar of interesting tales for kids and a gripping ending, this book has a collection of 40 moral stories in simple language for kids. Buy here.

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5. I Love You, Grandma

Author: Rory Tyger

Publisher: Tiger Tales

Age: 3 and above

What's special: This board book explores the unending love for Baby Bear and Grandma Bear and helps explain the building love for little toddlers. The rhyming couplets are easy to comprehend for the little minds and will make you want to give your Grandma a hug right away. Buy here.

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6. Grandpa’s Orchard: And the Christmas Pie

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Author: Sandra Goodwin Young

Publisher: Kindle Edition

Age: 5 and above

What's special: This Kindle edition is a lovely tale of what happens when a group of young kids visit their grandparents in their farm every holiday. The narrative tells us what the kids love doing there- eating Grandma's special treats and visiting Grandpa who is busy working hard at the orchard. So, what really was grandpa growing in his orchard? Find out. Buy here.

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7. Grandma's Tiny House 

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Author: JaNay Brown-Wood

Publisher: Charlesbridge

Age: 2 and above

What's special: This book that teaches your toddlers to count in the form of an interesting story- tells kids how Grandma manages to engage and entertain a house with 15 members of the extended family in there. So, what's after 15? Find out. In addition to numbers1wq1 and rhyming, the book manages to teach kids all about family love, food, joyous occasions and lots more. Buy here.

8. Ninja Nani

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Author: Lavanya Karthik

Publisher: Duckbill Books

Age: 8 and above

What's special: If you pictured Nanis as fragile and old people, who made delicious treats, spun great stories and helped Nana find his spectacles, you are wrong. This series by Lavanya Karthik has released two books this year and the Nani in the story has powers you can only imagine. What would happen if Nani had special Ninja powers that would make her mighty and also help protect their neighbourhood? Find out! Buy here.

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