Fitzhugh, Louise. Harriet Spies Again. Yearling, 2003 (reprint). $7.99
Harriet is missing her no-nonsense nanny, Ole Golly, and delighted at her return for three months while her parents are in France, but Ole Golly is sad, and depressed and… innocent (according to a overheard conversation)? The sleuth is determined to get to the bottom of why Ole Golly’s marriage failed with the help of Sport. A mysterious new neighbor is a nice foil to Harriet.
The dated feel, old New York setting, and delightful protagonist are a wonderful reminder of enjoying these books as a ten-year-old that didn’t fit in, and my neuro-atypical nine-year-old loved them when we read them together.