(Ages 10 and up)
To finish up The Witches by Roald Dahl (can you tell I was buying up the rest of the Dahl books we do not have in the library?). Another winning book by Roald, complete with evil, cruelty and revolution. The book is better than the movie for sure (but then for the most part the book usually is better than it's movie counterpart.)
My favorite discovery this year is Oliver Jeffers. I have only bought the one book so far but I plan on getting the rest because they are just magical. Simple, rich and beautiful illusrations with sweet little stories to match. DH and I bought some for our grandnieces this Christmas and they were well liked.