Gotta get the OG cover on this one . And, must must must check out the movie. Anjelica Huston pulling her face off is one of the greatest scenes in all of cinema.
3. The Twits
Better than any Buzzfeed listicle about how to drive your partner insane.
4. Mad Libs
5. The Giving Tree
Read it and weep(ing willow).
6. Falling Up
"Stupid Pencil Maker' is an all-time fave. I recite it here from memory:
"Somebody built this pencil wrong. The eraser's down here where the point belongs. And the point's at the top- so it's no use to me. It's amazing how stupid some people can be."
7. Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
It's even weirder than you remember.
8. Harriet the Spy
I still feel cool when I think about sitting up in a tree with binoculars pretending to be The Great Harriet The Spy.
9. Where The Wild Things Are
Maurice Sendak made a beautiful, beautiful thing. Revisiting his artwork is on of my life's great pleasures.
It's good. It's realllllyyy good. And if you don't consider Miss Honey in the 1996 movie the loveliest woman you've ever known (real or imagined), you deserve the chokey!
Okay, not totally fair since this book did not yet exist in my childhood but IT IS WONDERFUL. Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and teams up with his partner and esteemed illustrator, Carson Ellis to make true magic on the page.
12. Hardy Boys
No Nancy Drew for this prior tomboy.
13. Perks of Being a Wallflower
Two words. Oh. Ya.
If you've ever, ever, thought for just one moment that you may be a weirdo, read this book. I seriously considered tattooing this image on my body I love this book and character so much.