Lots of Grandparents

From the Series Shelley Rotner's Early Childhood Library

  • Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

In this charming photo-essay, authors Shelley Rotner and Sheila Kelly describes the roles grandparents play in their grandchildren’s lives.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2001
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2003-08-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
Dewey 306.874'5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7.875 x 10
Lexile 400
Guided Reading Level J
Features Awards and Reviewed


  • NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, Winner, 2001



“. . .brief, affirmative text. . . clear, color photographs. A useful addition to many library collections.”

School Library Journal

“Excellent color photographs show grandparents of different ages, ethnic groups, shapes, and sizes sharing happy times with grandchildren. . . A good choice for sharing.”
School Library Journal

The Horn Book Guide

“This book is simple yet appealing with its color photos of diverse grandparents from different age and racial groups. The book is upbeat, and, above all, it emphasizes the great love that exists between grandparents (and great-grandparents) and their grandchildren.”
The Horn Book Guide

Author: Sheila M. Kelly

Sheila M. Kelly was a former teacher and clinical psychologist. Her professional experience inspired a number of books for young children written with photographer Shelley Rotner.

Author, Photographer: Shelley Rotner

Shelley Rotner is a noted freelance photojournalist, whose work has appeared in Time magazine, National Geographic's World Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside Magazine, Food and Wine, and numerous others. She is also the author and photo-illustrator of over 30 award-winning children's books. Her most recent books include Many Ways, Every Season, and Feeling Thankful. Shelley has also traveled extensively for UNICEF documenting programs about children, women, and education. Currently, Ms. Rotner is working on a collection of large, hand-painted photographs that capture beautiful and sacred places she has discovered in her travels. Shelley Rotner received her undergraduate degree in photography and psychology from Syracuse University and a dual Master's degree in elementary education and museum education from Bank Street College.