Updated: Sunday, 24 Jan 2010, 9:58 AM EST
Published : Sunday, 24 Jan 2010, 9:57 AM EST
New Haven (WTNH) - Children grow more each day and many parents often use books as tools to help steer their children in the right direction. Childrens book author and illustrator, Katie Davis, gave 'Good Morning Connecticut' a list of her favorite kids books that center around perseverance.
Davis says perseverance is her theme for the month of January and she recommends the following books; 'Lissy's Friends', by Grace Lin, 'Bound', by Donna Jo Napoli and Fakie, by Tony Varrato.
The book 'Lissy's Friends' is recommended for young readers who are between 9-12 years of age. The book tells the story of a young girl named Lissy, who feels ignored during her first day at a new school. Lissy then creates a menagerie of imaginary friends to keep her strong.
'Bound' is a book that Davis highly recommends for middle school readers. The book focuses on a young girl named Xing Xing who is left to the mercy of her stepmother after her father's death.
Davis also suggests that your kids pick up the book 'Fakie', which is geared young adult readers. Fifteen-year-old Danny Torbert's world is flipped upside down after he witnesses a murder and is threatened by killers while he is in a witness protection program. Davis says this book presents obstacles that most kids would not want to confront, but shows how Danny's perseverance sees him through the challenges that he is up against.