Schwartz & Wade Books, $18.99, all ages

An African blacksmith calls upon the powers of the earth, fire, water and wind to return his son, captured by slavers and taken far away.

Neville

Norton Juster, Illustrations by G. Brian Karas

Random House, $17.99, ages 4 and up

New to the neighborhood, a little boy finds a unique way to make friends.

One Love

Based on the Song by Bob Marley

Cedella Marley, illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton

Chronicle, $16.99, ages 5-8

The first child of the late singer-songwriter recasts her father's hit song as a vivid message about community and sharing.

The Phantom Tollbooth

The 50th Anniversary Edition

Norton Juster, illustrations by Jules Feiffer

Alfred A. Knopf, $24, ages 8 and up

The improbable adventure of Milo in the Lands Beyond comes with appreciative essays by Suzanne Collins, Philip Pullman and others. Also in an annotated version ($29.99) from the same publisher.

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Michael Morpurgo, illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark

Candlewick, $16.99, ages 5 and up

A retelling by the author of "War Horse" of the classic story of a town besieged by rats and the magical figure who solves the problem — and cures the town's other ills as well.