Both books are by Elizabeth Orton Jones. The first book, Big Susan, is about a little girl's doll house whose inhabitants come alive just once a year, on Christmas Eve. The story is so sweet and the illustrations are just delightful! This book is appropriate for children that are still thriving on picture books, although Amaleah loved listening to the story as well. Twig is a chapter book, with wonderful illustrations once or twice a chapter, about a little girl who imagines herself being turned into a person little enough to live inside an empty tomato can. Another delightful little story which involves an elf, a queen fairy and a master magician (although it is very clear in the end that it's not "real" magic, just imagination). Nothing dark or witch-crafty, of course.
These books are available on amazon.com, and are highly recommended by my girls and I for some snuggly, winter reading. There's room for imaginative, un"real" stories in our life, right? (Julia for sure doesn't need a book to tell her that!)