Summary: Eleven-year-old Fortuna Dalliance is asked by the weird Baldwin sisters to convince Martin, a distinctly bird-like boy, to return to his true form as a swallow but Fortuna is not sure she is willing to lose her new friend.
Summary: Forced to move into a haunted concert hall with her distant father, “The Maestro,” and aging grandmother, Nonna, twelve-year-old Olivia and classmate Henry try to lay to rest ghosts tied to the Hall’s past before time and money run out.
Simon and Schuster
Summary: When Hilary Westfield escapes Miss Pim’s finishing school to join a misfit pirate crew, she embarks on an unexpectedly magical swashbuckling, plank-walking, searfaring journey.
Summary: In 1954, when mine closings bring an economic crisis to Way Down Deep, West Virginia, foundling Ruby Jolene Hurley makes a thirteenth-birthday wish to find the treasure rumored to have been buried by one of the town’s founders.
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Summary: When eleven-year-old Sam gets into trouble and is forced to work for his reclusive neighbor Mr. Wells, he soon finds out that his mysterious new acquaintance hides many secrets of his own–including one that will change Sam’s life forever.