Book Recommendations

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Thank you, Parent Support Services Society of BC for this list of recommended books. We will add to this list from time to time, and welcome your suggestions.

To Grandma’s House We Stay by Sally Houtman (Studio 4 Productions – 2006) To Grandma’s House, We–Stay: When You Have to Stop Spoiling Your Grandchildren and Start Raising Them: Houtman, Sally: 9781882349265: Books –

Grandparents as Parents by Sylvie de Toledo and Deborah Edler Brown (Guilford Press – 2014) Grandparents as Parents: Second Edition: A Survival Guide for Raising a Second Family (

Raising Our Children’s Children: Room in the Heart by Deborah Doucetter (Taylor Trade Publishing – 2014)  Raising Our Children’s Children: Room in the Heart: Doucette, Deborah, LaCure, Jeffrey R. Dr.: 9781589799264: Books –

Raising Grandkids: Inside Skipped Generation Families by Gary Garrison (University of Regina Press – 2018) Raising Grandkids (

Grandfamily Guide Book by Andrew Adesman, MD and Christine Adamec ( Hazelden Publishing – 2018)

Grandparenting the Children of Addicted Parents Edited by Janet Bujra (Jessica Kingsley Publishers – 2019

Whoopee I’m a GRG: Reparenting at Age 71 by Joy Sheldon (Amazon) A short humorous memoir by a local grandparent raising a grandchild.

Children’s books:

A Grandfamily for Sullivan by Beth Winkler Tyson ( – 2019

Our Grandfamily by Sandra Werle (Friesen Press) – 2016

Many of these Books on Grandparents & Kinship Care can be found at your local bookstore or library:  list of BC libraries and links to their online catalogues.

Download our PDF list of book recommendations. Most should be available from your local library and/or independent bookstore. Download PDF