The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - I've read plenty of Fitzgerald and this novel is the only one worth reading. It (mostly) lacks the racism and sexism that's prevalent throughout the rest of his works.
Graduation Gift Idea for your children: “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. At the end of each school year (Pre grade), secretly give to child's teacher(s) to sign. What a wonderful gift to give them at graduation! What a wonderful IDEA!
I never saw the movie based on this book, I didn't want to be disappointed. This is not a book Hollywood can do well. This is an incredible book, with a crazy premise, that you totally buy into, and fall in love with the characters. Or at least I did.
The BFG by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!