Sometimes it's Grandmas and Grandpas Not Mommies and Daddies by Gayle Byrne, illustrated by Mary Haverfield (Abbeville Kids, 2009)
More than 6 million children are being raised by grandparents today, making this book a timely addition to picture book collections. The girl in this story tells us how she spends time cuddling, cooking, watching television, and reading with her grandma and poppy. Sometimes when they are reading stories together about mothers and fathers, she wonders about the differences in her life. But she also knows that her grandparents can give her the same things that other kids' parents give them - especially love and hugs. This story fills a much needed gap in books about grandparents raising children.