Stolen by Vivian Vande Velde.
The day the old witch’s cottage is burned by villagers, a child who doesn’t remember anything is found running for her life in the forest. A man rescues her, brings her to his home and his wife nurses her back to health. They are convinced that she is Isabelle, a little girl that the witch had stolen six years before, but the truth is much stranger.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
A family is murdered in their beds, all but the toddler. Toddling through the barred fence of an ancient graveyard, the baby is discovered by Mr. and Mrs. Owens - who just happen to be dead. The graveyard denizens decide to keep the baby, name him “Nobody,” and protect him from the killer, who still seeks him.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling.
Thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, Muggles now are able to read these richly imaginative tales in this stunning edition with an introduction by Albus Dumbledore.
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech.
Once again, Jack works on a poetry journal for Miss Stretchberry, now his fifth-grade teacher. Try as he might to hold them off, the lines of Miss Stretchberry’s poems open a space in his heart just big enough to allow affection for a small black kitten, dotted with white, to find its way in.
The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary by Candace Fleming.
By twining accounts of their two lives—Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln—into one fascinating whole, Fleming gives a full, birth-to-death view of the “inextricably bound” Lincolns.
One False Note by Gordon Korman.
Second in the 39 Clues series, Dan and Amy are traveling to Austria to find the next clue in Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus’ hometown.