Here are some recent hits we found at the library:
Supersister by Beth Cadena, illustrated by Frank W. Dormer - a little girl appears to be full of herself -- until you get to the sweet ending.
My Abuelita by Tony Johnston, illustrated by Yuyi Morales - from a child's perspective about living with her larger-than-life grandmother. Spanish words sprinkled throughout.
Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen - my 3 reading children think these books are hysterical. Silly, silly, silly with cute illustrations.
Inkheart by Cornelia Flunke - this one was a big hit with my 12-year old son. Almost as intriguing as Harry Potter.