8 Soon-to-Be-Classic Children’s Books
This absurd yet profound book is less story than imagination-starter: It’s a collection of the what-ifs that run through a kid’s head. “Supposing I built my own rocket and went to the moon, but didn’t like it much and came home without telling anyone…” Bedtime reading could inspire colorful dreaming.
Best for: 5- to 12-year-olds.
To buy: $16, New York Review Children’s Collection, amazon.com.