The Big Something by Patricia Reilly Giff
“Jilli and Jim are best of friends. But today, Jim has some news. Something scary is happening next door. Workmen are building something that is big and red. And a woman in a pointy hat is on a ladder painting. Could she be the witch from Hansel and Gretel making a big red gingerbread house?
“When Jilli’s dog Fiercely crawls under the fence and runs into the witch’s yard the children must go over there and rescue him! But a surprise is in store for everyone.” [JPB GIFF]
Farmer Boy Goes West by Heather Williams
“A latest Little House adventure by the author of Nellie Oleson Meets Laura Ingalls depicts Laura’s future husband, Almanzo, as a spirited mid-19th-century boy. After moving from Malone, New York, to Spring Valley, Minnesota, in the 1870s, fourteen-year-old Almanzo Wilder, who would become the husband of Laura Ingalls Wilder, and his family must decide whether to stay out west or return home to the life they have always known.” [J WILLIAMS]