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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.”

Children's Book News








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

Children's Book Center
Starred "Our Choice"

Parent Council Award

Parent Council
Outstanding Selection

American Bookseller 'Pick of the Lists'

American Bookseller
"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.”

Booklist
(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

A Little Something

A LITTLE SOMETHING


by Susan V. Bosak, illus Laurie McGaw

GIFT EDITION, 32 pages, full color, hardcover with dustjacket,
ISBN 978-1-896232-06-5
$16.95 ($18.95 CAN)
Quantity discounts available

Softcover Something to Remember Me By




Over half a million copies sold – 6 national awards!

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

Cuddling illustration © Laurie McGaw from A Little Something 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 A Little Something 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, including the last gift of a special cedar chest. It becomes clear that the most precious gift of all is the gift of love.

A Little Something 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 a little 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 A Little Something (softcover Something to Remember Me By) 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!). Get a special discount on 10 or more copies. You can also download the Illustration Slides to use with the book.


ORDER A Little Something 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.