Where the Wild Things Are, by Maurice Sendak
The ending got me hooked on the wonders of books. —Allison Linder
For years, I thought we owned a copy, but my mom was just checking it out from the library over and over to keep me happy. Now I own two copies...one for my kids at home and one for my kids at school. —Airie Dueben Barnett
To buy: $19, amazon.com.