The Sorely Trying Day by Russell and Lillian Hoban (The New York Review Children’s Collection, $19)
An investigation is underway when Father comes home to a house full of commotion and chaos. When everyone points fingers and no one takes the blame, the smallest and most unlikely member of the household makes the boldest move. This classic tale (a rerelease) of a family of six has a theme that anyone can relate to.
By Melissa Carter with Files From Sadiya Dendar and JackieLou Perez