Children’s Book Review: The Heavy Bag by Sarah Surgey

Enid fills her bag with memories after her grandpa died. But her bag is heavy. Can friends along the way lighten her load?
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Book Review: I Promise It Won’t Always Hurt Like This by Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh promises that grief won't always hurt as much as it does in the early days. Mackintosh writes of losing her son at 5 weeks old and struggling to manage her grief.
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Children’s Book Review: The Storyteller by Lindsay Bonilla

The Storyteller shares the love between a grandma and grandson and the joy of sharing stories that live on forever.
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Children’s Book Review: Grandpa’s Window by Laura Gehl

Daria visits her grandpa at the hospital with hopes of visiting the beach out his window, soon. Unfortunately, Grandpa weakens and Daria finds a way to keep her grandpa close to her at home.
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Books Added to My Shelves in December 2023

Books added to my shelves in December 2023 include fiction and nonfiction books.
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Children’s Book Review: Grief is an Elephant by Tamara Ellis Smith

Grief can be such a hard emotion for kids but this new children's book offers comfort in a way kids can understand.
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Children’s Books for Back to School: Sora’s Seashells by Helena Ku Rhee

Sora loves searching for seashells with her grandmother during the summer. When Sora is teased at school she remembers a lesson her grandmother taught her.
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Children’s Book Review: The Red Tin Box by Matthew Burgess

A generational story of a red tin box gifted to a granddaughter from her grandma.
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Children’s Book Review: Still Mine by Jayne Pillemer

Your child will realize even though their loved one is gone, they are "still mine" to Grandma, Uncle, Friend, or Mom. Grief is hard and this picture book can help.
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Book Review: At Heaven’s Door by William J. Peters

Loved ones shared experiences of a loved ones final journey as they were able to go along or watch the cross over take place. These Shared Death Experiences often happen as the loved one is near Heaven's Door.
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Stacie's bookshelf: read-in-2023

The Lazy Genius Kitchen: Have What You Need, Use What You Have, and Enjoy It Like Never Before
Your Table Is Ready: Tales of a New York City Maître D'
The Royal Governess: A Novel of Queen Elizabeth II's Childhood
Food Fight
This Time Tomorrow
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Kiss Me in the Coral Lounge: Intimate Confessions from a Happy Marriage
Save What's Left
Remarkably Bright Creatures
The Galveston Diet: The Doctor-Developed, Patient-Proven Plan to Burn Fat and Tame Your Hormonal Symptoms
Golden Hills
The Girl with the Louding Voice
The Favor
Small Things Like These
This Is How I Lied
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital
Audrey L and Audrey W: Best Friends-ish: Book 1
Audrey L and Audrey W: True Creative Talents: Book 2
Chasing Giants: In Search of the World's Largest Freshwater Fish
The Puzzler: One Man's Quest to Solve the Most Baffling Puzzles Ever, from Crosswords to Jigsaws to the Meaning of Life
In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It
It Is Well With My Soul: My Story
Have I Told You This Already?: Stories I Don’t Want to Forget to Remember
Book Lovers
A Girl Called Samson
Finn and the Feline Frenemy
The Levee
The Golden Spoon
Only the Beautiful
Live Wire: Long-Winded Short Stories
The Sisters Sweet
Fish in a Tree
This Tender Land
Intermittent Fasting Transformation: The 45-Day Program for Women to Lose Stubborn Weight, Improve Hormonal Health, and Slow Aging
The Mostly True Story of Tanner and Louise
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice from Dear Sugar
Ben Y and the Ghost in the Machine
The Great Gilly Hopkins
BenBee and the Teacher Griefer
We Should Not Be Friends: The Story of a Friendship
Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Beyond the Point
The Family
The Bookstore Sisters
And Finally: Matters of Life and Death
The Cactus
Black Cake
Ban This Book
I'm Glad My Mom Died
These Precious Days: Essays
Evidence of the Affair
The Night Travelers
Out of the Corner
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
One Day in December