By Jennifer O’Connell One by one, a witch evicts the shy spirits that live in her new house by unleashing a series of scare tactics. Kids can count down from ten to one as each ghost flies away—and they'll love the surprise ending. Ages 4-8, Scholastic; $4
strega nona -- so like my Sicilian grandmother. Anything by Tommy dePaola is wonderful. My son's favorite author as a child. He was even lucky enough to meet him at the young author's awards where he was a winner.