LITTLE SOUL AND THE SUN
by Neal Donald Walsch,
by Frank Riccio
Little Soul had an extraordinary conversation with God. Little Soul
said that it wanted to really find the part of itself that is called
Forgiveness. “But don’t I need to have someone to
forgive?” asked the Little Soul. Friendly Soul stepped up and
offered to help. “I can come into your next life and do
something for you to forgive,” said Friendly Soul. And Friendly
Soul put on a cloak of darkness and then asked the Little Soul to do
one thing. “I might be so caught up in our game that I might
forget I am the Light. So I need you to help me remember.”
Little Soul promised to always see Friendly Soul as the Light it
children’s parable was adapted from the best-selling book,
“Conversations with God.” The imaginative illustrations
begin in the light-filled clouds and gradually transition to a dark
forest as the story progresses.
book teaches a beautiful way of looking at things and at ourselves.
recommended for ages 3 and up.
by Hampton Roads Publishing, this book is available at your local
by Gina Otto,
by Trudy Joost
starts happily singing out loud, but soon she doesn’t know what
to believe about herself. “You’re a messy girl,”
her mother says. “You’re too different,” say the
children in her neighborhood. Her teacher says she’s
incorrigible. Cassandra isn’t sure what that means, but it
doesn’t sound good. Even the mayor doesn’t listen.
Cassandra feels so alone — until she meets her own beautiful
angel. The angel tells her that all of those things people said were
just stories that came from their own sadness and fears. The truth is
that Cassandra is much more. Cassandra now has a new song in her
heart. She knows she is a bright light, and no one can change that
will identify with Cassandra, and with her confusion about who to
believe. This charming story will encourage children to believe they
too have an angel whispering the truth to them. Written in lilting
poetry, the book is filled with colorful pictures that bridge the
realistic and imaginative worlds of Cassandra.
for ages 3 and up.
by Sterling Children’s Books, this book is available at your
KITTY FINDS A HOME
by Valerie Lee Veltre,
by Liz Leonard
got his name because he had black and white spots like a cow. He was
very happy at home. But one day his human was gone, and he was left
on the street. Moo cried until three angels came to tell him he was
not alone. Moo tried to be brave as he looked for food. A kind human
took him to the shelter. At the shelter, he had food and friends, but
every day he watched the kittens get adopted and go to new homes.
Would it ever be Moo’s turn?
gentle book deals with the issue of older pets needing homes.
Children will love Moo Kitty, and adults will be reminded of the
special gifts an older pet has to give. The last pages of the book
list the benefits of adopting an adult pet, and tips for helping them
settle in as a member of the family. Lively illustrations bring a
light touch to this story with a happy ending.
for ages 5 and up.
by Squidgy Press, this book is available at your local bookstore.
is so excited! She is going to Australia with her parents. Her dad
brings her a life-sized koala toy, and Samantha names it Klampie. She
takes it with her on the trip, and cuddles it close when she sleeps.
Samantha enjoys the trip very much, including learning that in
Australia, a barbie is a barbeque, not a doll. Dozing on the plane
home and tired from exploring the country down under, her parents are
startled to hear Samantha scream that Klampie has come to life! How
did a stuffed toy become a real koala? Or did he? What happened? It’s
will love going with Samantha on her adventure, and learning about
Australia. They will want to cuddle with Klampie. The best part will
be that they know the answer to the mystery that Samantha can’t
for reading out loud, this book is filled with colorful illustrations
of koalas and Australia. You might want to visit the zoo to see the
local versions of Klampie after reading this story.
ages 5 and up.
by Mascot Books, this book is available at your local bookstore.