There are hundreds upon hundreds of stories about the influential relationship between parents and children, but what about grandparents? Oftentimes, grandparents have equally lasting effects on grandchildren. They may be stepping into a parenting role when needed, or just providing wisdom and comfort.
From picture books to adult books, we’ve selected some audiobooks that explore those ever-important grandparent-grandchild relationships for listeners of all ages.
Kate Bowman temporarily moves to her grandmotherâ€™s Missouri farm with her husband and baby son in order to convince her ailing Grandma Rose to move into a nursing home. But when she discovers a journal, Kate see her lifeâ€”and her grandmotherâ€”in a completely new way.
Listen to an excerpt TENDING ROSES
For young listeners:
Jewel never knew her brother Bird, but all her life she has lived in his shadow. Her parents blame Grandpa for the tragedy of their familyâ€™s past. Grandpa hasnâ€™t spoken a word since. Then one night, Jewel meets a strange boy in a tree, and she decides to break through the silence of the past.
Listen to an excerpt BIRD
Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. Then one day a strange boy shows up. Heâ€™s bossy. Heâ€™s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellieâ€™s grandfather, a scientist whoâ€™s always been slightly obsessed with immortality…
Listen to an excerpt The Fourteenth Goldfish
Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. There’s nothing real witches hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma’s storiesâ€”but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!
Listen to an excerpt THE WITCHES