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A life-affirming, soul-satisfying story that speaks to all ages.”

Portland Family Magazine

An extraordinary book that will inspire young and old.”

Midwest Book Review

A simple, yet moving text and extraordinarily real illustrations… Both touching and life-affirming… A celebration of love and continuity, this book will be enjoyed by children, parents and grandparents alike.”

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Benjamin Franklin Award

Benjamin Franklin Gold
Best Children's Book

Joan Fassler Award

Joan Fassler Book Award
Outstanding Contribution

Parents' Choice

Parents' Choice Recommended

Children's Book Center Starred Our Choice

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Starred "Our Choice"

Parent Council Award

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Outstanding Selection

American Bookseller 'Pick of the Lists'

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"Pick of the Lists"

The illustrations with their rich golden tones, snug rooms, and smiling grandmother convey the same warm and loving message as the text.”

Kirkus Reviews

Celebrates relationships between generations... Children learn about intergenerational relationships and the treasures one generation passes down to the next... An inspiring, read-aloud book.”

Independent Publisher Magazine

Shows how love can live on… A nice story for sharing.”

(American Library Association)

Highly recommended… A great family heritage story!”

Parent's Guide to Children's Media

A touching story about treasured memories, it hits a common chord about love and life.”

Kalamazoo Gazette

A poignant love story that every generation will enjoy… Share this book with everyone you love!”

The Readers Showcase

Something to Remember Me By


by Susan V. Bosak, illus Laurie McGaw

32 pages, full color, softcover,
ISBN 1-896232-02-7
$9.95 US / $10.95 CAN

Hardcover edition A Little Something

1 million copies sold, 6 national awards, 25th Anniversary Edition!

"I want to give you something to remember me by..."

Cuddling illustration © Laurie McGaw from Something to Remember Me By by Susan V. Bosak Each time a young girl visits her grandmother, the visit ends with the grandmother's familiar words. Then she gives her granddaughter a small keepsake, along with a "big, warm smile and a warm, snuggly hug."

Open Chest illustration © Laurie McGaw from Something to Remember Me By by Susan V. Bosak As the years pass, the grown granddaughter comes to understand the significance of all the things she has received from her grandmother. It becomes clear that the most precious gift of all is the gift of love.

Something to Remember Me By is about love and legacies across generations. One reviewer describes the book as having "the emotion of Love You Forever and the nostalgic charm of a Norman Rockwell painting." The story's message is timeless, because loving connections across generations never go out of style.

The heartwarming story is beautifully complemented by the evocative, richly-detailed, golden watercolor illustrations of award-winning artist Laurie McGaw.

Listen to this excerpt from a workshop by author and educator Susan V. Bosak that describes how the book was inspired by her grandmother and gets to the heart of the Legacy Project's 7-Generation work:

You can also read an interview with the author and illustrator.

It's the little things that matter most and make the memories that endure – a smile, a hug, a simple touch of the hand. This is a story that brings a tear to your eye and a smile to your face. Enjoy this full audio reading by author Susan V. Bosak:

"I want to give you something to remember me by..."

How can you leave "a little something" of yourself for those you love to remember you by? From the time we're born, we all start to create a legacy of who we are. Share Something to Remember Me By (hardcover A Little Something) with your child or grandchild, your mother or grandmother. A meaningful gift book!

For school and community programs, we offer free online activities (intergenerational, literacy, family history, and more) and a Grandparents Day resource (the book is a great read-aloud!). You can also download the Illustration Slides to use with the book.

ORDER Something to Remember Me By by Susan V. Bosak at Amazon or get it in the children's section of bookstores across the country (if your local bookstore doesn't have it in stock, they can special order it within a week). Questions? Call us at 1-800-772-7765.