The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
“Because I’m dyslexic, I didn’t learn to read until I was 10. School was a constant struggle, and learning was difficult. One book I checked out often from the library was this one. I looked at the pictures and told myself I could do it, too. The story resonates with children—and with me—to this day.”
Recommended by Debbie Macomber, the author of more than 100 romance and women’s fiction novels. Her newest is Starting Now ($26, amazon.com).
To buy: $18, amazon.com.