The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent A Year Trying To Sing In The Morning... Funny, scientific and practical, Gretchen Rubin's quest for increasing her happiness begins with small steps - going to bed earlier, getting organized - and culminates with her trying to build upon those happy achievements.
Oh, The Places You'll Go! By Dr. Seuss Ok this book is great as a gift to a child starting school. The parents or grandparents keep the book and have the child's teacher/s every year to sign. When the child graduates from high school you present the child with the book signed by all the teachers that played a role in their education.