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Jam for Nana - Deborah Kelly


Published: 1st April 2014
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
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A very special picture book about the bond between little girls and their grandmothers.

When Nana makes pancakes, I spread the jam. I smooth it right to the edges with the back of my spoon, until it looks like a giant orange sun. Then we roll them up tightly, dust them with sugar and lick our fingers.

In this beautifully written picture book a little girl goes to the ends of the earth to find real apricot jam for her beloved grandmother.

About the Author

Deborah Kelly was raised on a farm in New Zealand, where her family grew green beans and garlic. She studied Marine Biology at James Cook University in Queensland. Deborah has lived and worked in Japan and Scotland, and has always been passionate about art, film, books and writing. She wrote her first series of picture books (which she still has) when she was seven! Deborah now lives in Lake Macquarie with her husband and two children. Deborah's first picture book, The Bouncing Ball was published by Random House in October 2013.

About the Illustrator

Lisa Stewart is an illustrator and classical violinist who lives by the beach in Manly, New South Wales with her family. This is Lisa's fourth picture book.


Gentle tale of love


Lovely gentle tale of a relationship between a grandma and her granddaughter. I loved reading it to my granddaughter. With older readers it gives you an opportunity to talk about so many different aspects to the story. I really appreciated that.

Hunter Valley


Gentle story for grandmas and grandkids


This delightful read has many layers so it can be used across a wide range of age groups and settings. My niece loves this, it is a favourite.



A Precious Find!


This book is delightful. It brought tears to my eyes as I remembered special times with my own grandparent. The pictures are sweet and the meaning so special. A gorgeous picture book.

New Zealand


Simply Beautiful


Simple and beautiful story told with a poets restraint. It triggered discussions in our house about our children's own Grandparents.

Newcastle, NSW


Lovely gift for Nanna


Purchased because it reminded me of my mum. She makes her own apricot jam, it is a beautifully simply story with lovely illustrations for her to share with her grandchildren and her love of homemade jam!



Jam for Nana

4.8 5


"Spare poetic language is intimately paired with subtle pencil illustrations, conveying much in these heartwarming pages." "School Library Journal""

ISBN: 9780857980014
ISBN-10: 0857980017
Audience: Children
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st April 2014
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 18.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1