(WTNH) - Author Katie Davis is back with three new books for young readers.
These three all have something in common: they all center around life at school.
1) Squish: Super Amoeba-saving the world, one call at a time
By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
- A new graphic novel series about a comic book-loving, twinkie-eating grade school Amoeba trying to find his place in the world (or at least trying to make it through a school day.
- Inspired by his favorite comic book hero, Super Amoeba, Squish has to navigate school (bullies, detention, and Principal Planaria), family and friends.
2) The Popularity Papers
By: Amy Ignatow
- Lydia Goldblatt and Julie Graham-Chang are best friends with one goal: to crack the code of popularity.
- Lydia's the bold one: aspiring theater star, stick-fighting enthusiast, human guinea pig. Julie's the shy one: observer and artist, accidental field hockey star, faithful recorder.
- In this notebook they write down their observations and carry out experiments to try to determine what makes the popular girls tick. But somehow, when Lydia and Julie try to imitate the popular girls, their efforts don't translate into instant popularity. Lydia ends up with a bald spot, their parents won't stop yelling, and Julie finds herself the number one crush of Roland Asbjørnsen. Worse, they seem to be drifting farther and farther from their goal, and each other.
3) Friends With Boys
By: Faith Erin Hicks
- A coming-of-age tale with a spooky twist.
- Maggie McKay hardly knows what to do with herself. After an idyllic childhood of homeschooling with her mother and rough-housing with her older brothers, it's time for Maggie to face the outside world, all on her own. But that means facing high school first.
- And it also means solving the mystery of the melancholy ghost who has silently followed Maggie throughout her entire life. Maybe it even means making a new friend, one who isn't one of her brothers.