Behind the Bookcase by Mark Steensland. Illustrated by Kelly Murphy. 263 p. Delacorte Press/ Random HouseChildren's Books, October, 9, 2012. 978-0-385-89985-0.
Publisher's synopsis: A girl stumbles into a fantastic world in this tale perfect for fans of Coraline, Alice in Wonderland, and The Twilight Zone.
Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do—especially now that Grandma Winnie has died—but she has no choice. Her parents have to fix the place up before they can sell it, and Sarah and her brother, Billy, have to help. But the tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: Strange things are happening behind the bookcase. . . .