Kibuishi, Kazu, 1978- author
After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home of her deceased great-grandfather, but the strange house proves to be dangerous. Before long, a sinister creature lures the kids' mom through a door in the basement. Em and Navin, desperate not to lose her, follow her into an underground world inhabited by demons, robots, and talking animals.
May, Kyla, author, illustrator
Bub the pug has never seen snow before, and when Duchess the cat tells him it is frozen rain he is appalled and does not want to go out even to play with his human, Bella--but the week is about to get worse because a new family has moved in next door, and they apparently have a pet monster (at least if Nutz the squirrel can be believed) and Bella's mother has arranged a play date for Sunday.
Sánchez Vegara, Ma Isabel (María Isabel), author
From the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Treasury presents the full stories of 50 dreamers, rewritten for an older audience.
Even though twin sisters Ivy and Olivia, separated at birth, have only been reunited for a few months, they can't imagine life without each other. But Mr. Vega has decided to move to Europe and he's taking Ivy with him. With Olivia's cheerleader optimism and Ivy's vampire craftiness, they're determined to come up with a plan to keep Ivy and her dad in Franklin Grove.
Kephart, Beth, author
Thirteen-year-old Lizzie relates, through a victim statement, her harrowing journey through the Adirondacks seeking her disabled friend, Matias, who was kidnapped by escaped convicts.