Books I wish I'd read as a child?
This one stumped me for some time. The only children's books I can think of is Dr. Seuss.
Green Eggs and Ham, The Fox in Sox and the others I read to my kids and grandkids. They're great, but if they were around in the early 50's, my parents didn't read them to us. I vaguely remember The Cat in the Hat in grade school, but it didn't make that big of an impact on me.
Three children's books that came out as I was older that I like:
The Velveteen Rabbit
The Little Engine that Could
Alexander and the No Good Very Bad Day.
Mom and Dad read to us plenty. When we would take long rides Mom would start a story, Bruce (my brother) would continue it and Dad would finish it. It helped pass the time.
We had fairy tales and a children's poem book. I looked up the one I remember most: