Updated: Sunday, 22 Nov 2009, 10:43 AM EST
Published : Sunday, 18 Oct 2009, 10:50 AM EDT
new haven (wtnh) - It's the season for frights and 'Good Morning Connecticut' is getting in the mood for Halloween with some books for the kids.
Children's book author and illustrator Katie Davis stopped by and gave us her top three spooky story picks for the children of all ages.
1.) "Where's my mummy?" by Carolyn Crimi
Pre-school- Grade 1
This book tells the story of "little baby mummy" he does not want to go to bed and would rather play one more game of "Hide and Shriek." He runs outside to hide in the graveyard, but Mama Mummy doesn't follow him. He then heads into "the deep, dark spookery woods" to find her. "Little baby mummy" that has several run ins with creepy creatures. This is a page-turner that adds just a touch of suspense for youngsters.
"Monster Goose" by Judy Sierra
This ghoulish tale is spin on the storybook characters in the childhood classic, Mother Goose. The book features a collection of twenty-five nursery rhymes, rewritten to feature vampires, ghouls, mummies and other fearsome creatures.
"The Creek" by Jennifer L. Holm
This book has been described as a "Stephen King-esque thriller," which is appropriate for students in grades 9 through 12. The book follows the story of twelve-year-old Penny Carson, who is looking forward to a long, summer of doing nothing more than building a fort with her friends.
Her family just recently moved to a suburb of Philadelphia, where she enjoys exploring the woods and the creek near her home. But, little do Penney's parents know that danger lurks just around the corner in what seems to be a idealistic neighborhood.
"Marcelo in the Real World" by Francisco X. Stork
This inspiring books follows the life of 17-year old Marcelo, who is living with autism. Marcelo is happy with his life attending a school with other students like him and he enjoys taking care of the ponies at the school. His father, a high-profile attorney wants Marcelo to work at his law firm for the summer to get a taste of the"real world."
While working at the firm, Marcelo discovers a picture of a girl, who was injured in a car accident. He then does some digging and finds out a lot of information that could hurt a lot of people.
This story gives insight into what friendship means and how anyone can make it in the "real world" if they put their mind to it.