Dahl, Roald. The Witches. 2007. Puffin Books. 224 pp. $7.39. ISBN: 0590032496
When a young boys parents die, he goes to live with his beloved grandmother who teaches him all about the dangers of real witches, and he finds himself accidentally in the midst of a convention of witches and an unfortunate victim of their magic.
Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective. 2007. Puffin Books. 96 pp. $4.99. ISBN: 0142408883
Leroy Brown, who is known as “Encyclopedia Brown” by his community, uses his atypical intellect to solve ten neighborhood mysteries with his father, the chief of police, and his good friend Sally Kimball, clearing the falsely accused and discovering the truth behind clever cover-ups.