by Beth Barber, PsyD

Magination Press, $14.95, 64 pages

Beth Barber’s My Life by Me takes on a heavy topic in a very whimsical way. Her beautiful workbook allows a terminally ill child to document their life, memories, family and illness. This memory book developed for children seven to 11 uses pictures, quirky fonts and honesty to address a difficult situation in a child’s life. There is even a page where the sick child can document who should take care of the child’s prized possessions. Although death is never an easy topic, especially when a child in involved, I imagine that this workbook would help open up the lines of communication about the situation and give the grieving parents a lasting keepsake of their beloved child.

Seniye Groff