Updated: Saturday, 30 May 2009, 4:47 AM EDT
Published : Saturday, 23 May 2009, 9:11 AM EDT
New Haven (WTNH) - Author and illustrator Katie Davis was back with us this morning to take a look at some good books for your kids to dive into this summer.
Here are the books Katie featured on the show:
Jonathan, age five, likes to go walking and talking with his mom. But theirs is no ordinary walk. Jonathan and Mom take giant steps, reggae steps, zig-zag steps, and more through the bustling streets of the city. Each step brings a new discovery for Jonathan as he and his mom explore their dynamic neighborhood.
Jonathan and His Mommy is a picture book, perfect for young children ages 4-8.
pond circle is the rhythmic, cumulative story of a girl watching the circle of life unfold before her on a summer night. pond circle features rich, luminous paintings that capture the bold beauty of nature.
pond circle is also a picture book, ideal for kids from preschool to third grade.
Winnie meets a fascinating new friend at camp, and can't remember ever having more fun. But in the midst of the excitement, Winnie discovers how complicated life can get as she watches one fib tumble mysteriously and rapidly to the next not-so-little lie.
Truly Winnie is an early chapter book for children between second and fifth grade.
Gil Goodson's future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. If Gil wins, his dad has promised the family can move out of Orchard Heights-away from all the gossip, the false friends, and bad press that have plagued the Goodsons ever since his father was charged with embezzlement.
The Golly-Whopper Games is a middle grade novel for children ages 10-14.
Dead is the New Black is the grimly hilarious first installment in a creepy, campy new series.
High school student Daisy Giordano comes from a crime-solving family of female psychics- Mom gets premonitions, sister Rose can listen in on people's thoughts and sister Poppy has the gift of telekinesis. To Daisy's chagrin, she's the only "normal" in the family- a non-psychic. She doesn't let this unfortunate genetic deficiency stop her from investigating the mysterious deaths of high school girls around Daisy's hometown, especially when sleuthing gets her face time with Ryan Mendez, Daisy's hottie crush and son of the town police chief.
Dead is the New Black is a young adult novel for tweens and teens ages 12 and up.
Katie Davis's novel The Curse of Addy McMahon is also a great summer read, ideal for children ages 10-14.
For other book suggestions and to check out more of Katie's projects, visit her blog at http://www.katiedavisblog.com.