All the Greys on Greene Street
Laura Tucker, illus. by Kelly Murphy (Viking)
It's 1981, and Ollie, 12, is trying her best to keep her mother's latest depressive episode a secret—her mom hasn't gotten out of bed since Ollie's art restorer father fled mysteriously to France. Tucker skillfully balances themes of mental illness, friendship, and creativity with vibrant characters, a clearly wrought 1980s SoHo setting, and a satisfying, Konigsburg-tinged art mystery.