This month we celebrate children and young readers with books of heart-warming stories and powerful messages. From Clare Walker Leslie’s Ancient Celtic Festivals to Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman’s book on Milton’s secret. Here the highlights from our children’s section.
Robert Nutt, Amy’s Light. Published by Deep Books – Ages 2 – 10
In bed at night, Amy peers from under her covers at the dark shadows on the wall. But what is that flicker of light from the window? As she discovers the source of the mysterious light in her own garden, she, also, learns something important about herself. The light, like many things in life, is something to be treasured but not contained, appreciated but always free. Here is a story to light one’s evenings – any time of year.
Clare Walker Leslie and Frank E. Gerace, Ancient Celtic Festivals: And How We Celebrate Them Today. Published by Deep Books.
Discover the ancient traditions of the Celts and their events in conjunction with the agricultural year. Imbolc, in very early spring, celebrated the birth of new lambs, while Samhain, in late fall, celebrated the end of the growing season and the beginning of winter.
Byron Katie, Tiger-Tiger, Is It True?: Four Questions to Make You Smile Again. Published by Hay House UK.
Tiger-Tiger, Is It True? is a story about a little tiger who thinks that his whole world is falling apart: his parents don’t love him, his friends have abandoned him, and life is unfair. But a wise turtle asks him four questions, and everything changes. He realizes that all his problems are not caused by things, but by his thoughts about things; and that when he questions his thoughts, life becomes wonderful again.
Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman, Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery through Then, When, and the Power of Now. Published by Deep Books.
Eckhart Tolle has a simple message for everyone – living in the Now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. With co-author Robert Friedman and illustrator Frank Riccio, Tolle now brings his message of the power of Now to children. Milton’s Secret is the charming story of Milton, a bright, cheerful boy, who learns to overcome his fear of bullies and other scary things that sometimes frighten children.
Marianne Berkes, Going Around The Sun: Some Planetary Fun. Illustrated by Janeen Mason. Published by Deep Books. Ages 4 – 9
Our Earth is part of a fascinating planetary family – eight planets and an odd bunch of solar system ‘cousins’ that spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun! Here, to the tune of ‘Over in the Meadow, young ones can get a glimpse of our remarkable neighbourhood and our place in a very big universe.