The true story of three little pigs by Jon Sciezka and Lane Smith

A classic and satirical take on Three Little Pigs fable. It is brilliant story telling and the illustrations by Lane Smith are magical, as always. This book was rejected by dozens of publishers and there is an interesting story that Lane Smith tells about how all this book happened.

Lane Smith's story

Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

This has to be one of my favorite books!! I can relate to this and the humor is off the charts. :-) Caldecott Honor 2011.

This is David's interviews when he got Caldecott. 

Dave the Potter by Bryan Collier and Laban Carrick Hill

Caldecott 2011 Honor book with mesmerizing illustrations about Dave the potter, 19th century folk artist, poet and slave. A story that every kid should know.

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A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Erin Stead and Philip Stead

This is a touching story. This is also one of those rare picture books where the protagonist is an adult (but he is childlike). 2011 Caldecott Medal.

A Sick Day for Amos McGee
By Philip C. Stead

Sleep like a tiger by Pamela Zagarenski and Mary Logue

Who has not had a child that said, "I am not sleepy. I don't want to go to sleep" even though sleep was ready to take them over. Brilliant book. Caldecott Honor 2013.