Updated: Saturday, 25 Jul 2009, 11:44 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 25 Jul 2009, 11:44 AM EDT
New Haven (WTNH) - If you and your family are planning a summer "stay-cation" or
even a getaway, it doesn't hurt to bring a book along to keep your
Author and illustrator Katie Davis joined us this morning with some great stay-cation book ideas for children.
Here are the books Katie recommended:
14 Cows for America by Carmen Agra Deedy
14 Cows for America is a picture book about the true story of a Kenyan village deeply moved by the tragedy of 9/11 and what they do about it.
Any Which Wall by Laurel Snyder
Any Which Wall is an old fashioned book about four kids that find some simple magic: a wall that can send them anywhere.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson
After 17-year-old Jenna barely survives a car crash, she must figure out who, or what, she is. Her dad is a bioengineer who saves her, but at the same time turns her into a new kind of human being.
Available for preorder; book will be released on September 1st.
When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
When You Reach Me is a mystery told through notes left for the main character, and also includes a bit of time travel.
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Bones of Faerie is a book about another world altogether, in which a war between our world and a faerie world has left the planet a ruined and perilous wilderness.
Waiting for Normal by Leslie Conor
Waiting for Normal is about the journey of a girl who now lives in a trailer with her negligent mother, after her adored stepfather and half sisters move upstate.
Sign up for Katie's newsletter at www.katiedavis.com for your chance to win an advanced copy of Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, the thrilling second book of the Hunger Games series. On Katie's next appearance on Good Morning Connecticut Weekend, she will pull a name from a hat and the lucky winner will receive the book.