Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, and all of his other children's poetry books. I got this as a birthday present in grade and read the "Sharp-Toothed Snail" poem for a school talent show! The girls love these poems too.
Corduroy by Don Freeman is the first in a long series of picture books about little teddy bear. In this one he's living in an apartment store, forgotten on a shelf long enough he's lost one of his buttons. This book is part of my childhood!
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Once there was a tree.and she loved a little boy.' a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted Shel Silverstein. Always makes me cry!
The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit from the shire who goes on the adventure of a lifetime. The Hobbit is less complicated and easier to read than the Lord of The Rings but still full of adventure, excitement and exploration.