SELF-HELP BOOKS             BOOKS FOR INNER CHILD

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There May Be A Castle

The windy path, scary-looking trees and slightly-terrified little boy, gingerly clutching a sword, let you know at the front cover that there is more to this story than happily ever after. Getting to the castle at the end of the windy path is going to be a challenge. That is if there even is a castle … There May Be A Castle, the title tantalisingly teases us. And what about the bemused-looking sheep on the front cover? What has that got to do with anything at all? On a frozen Christmas Eve, Mouse Mallory and his family set off across a snow-white valley to visit his grandparents. They never arrive. As the wheels skid off the icy road, Mouse is thrown from the car. When…

When Sadness Comes To Call

Try not to be afraid of sadness. Give it a name. One of my favourite illustrations from this book is on the copyright page. Sadness, represented by a mint-green amorphous blob, stands outside a closed door. On the other side of the door, a little girl clutches an open book in her hands. She peers cautiously over the top of the book, looking in the direction of door. The book describes the little girl’s changing relationship with sadness. In a gentle, matter-of-fact tone, it describes how sadness makes the little girl feel. It follows her attempt to hide it and, then, offers a roadmap of how you might confidently, without fear, get to know sadness a little better. The illustrations melt my heart. In…