Frog and Toad are Friends. This "I can read" book by Arnold Lobel is truly charming. It is full of great wisdom, depth and insight in the simplest of terms and stories. I am still enchanted by this and the other Frog and Toad books.
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!