I have had a lot of kid book faves growing up... The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, Horton Hears a Who, The Grinch, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Wltches by Roald Dahl, the Chicken Soup With Rice books and Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak<-- actually any great book by any of these mentioned authors, Etc (etc etc etc.... I was a little reading monster.) One book that I don't see acknowledged a lot though is "The Hungry Goat" by Alan Mills. I adored that book... A goat that ate EVERYTHING in sight? Come on now. =P.