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Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers©

The Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers© booklist is a compilation of carefully selected children’s literature that contains positive, meaningful portrayals of older adults and promotes positive aging. The list was created by Dr. Sandra McGuire, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and formerly Assistant Dean and Professor (Caylor School of Nursing) at Lincoln Memorial University. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), serves on the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) Intergenerational Interest Group and contributes to the AGHE Book Award for Best Children's Literature on Aging. Dr. McGuire is director of the Kids Are Tomorrow’s Seniors (KATS) program and served as a member of AARP’s National Policy Council.

You may access the booklist by selecting the PDF linked below.

Out-of-Print Books

Additional Resources for Early Children's Literature and Aging


Below are some of the new titles featured on the 2024 Booklist: