Best of 2023

Classic Children’s Books Updated for Our Time

The Little Engine That Could and the Controlled Release of Vinyl Chloride

Harriet the Spy May or May Not Have Seen the Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day of Meetings That Could Have Been Emails

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Has Been Seeing Lots of Online Ads for Ozempic Lately

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret, and You Should Probably Know What Ron DeSantis Is Saying About You

The Red Balloon Is Just a Regular Old Balloon and Is Totally Not Spying on Anybody

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, He’ll Ask for a Grimace Shake

The Day the Crayons Quiet-Quit

Oh, the Places You’ll Go in Your Recalled Tesla

The Little Prince Feels a Bit Smug About Harry and Meghan’s Failed Spotify Deal

Anne of Green Gables Has Violated HOA Guidelines for Paint Colors

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Who Is Now a Veteran of School Active-Shooter Drills

Cloudy with a Chance of Lab-Grown Meatballs

The Lightning Thief Was Caught in the Act by a Doorbell Camera

A Chair for My Mother to Sit on During Her Unpaid Maternity Leave

The Cricket in Times Square Is the Only New Yorker Happy About the Swarms of Invading Aphids

Dear Mr. Henshaw, My School Has Banned All Your Books