Another one of my favorite childhood authors has to be Shel Silverstein. Where the Sidewalk Ends. A Light in the Attic. And possibly the best: The Giving Tree. The poems and stories told by Shel Silverstein are captivating, hilarious, and incredibly imaginative. The Giving Tree in particular is one of the best love stories I've ever read. I frequently give these books as gifts to kids and adults alike. If it's been more than a year since you've read one of Shel's books, I recommend you head over to the library, or the store, and refresh yourself with Shel Silverstein.