Love this very sweet story by James Thurber. My mom introduced this to me years ago and it is beloved by my children. The princess Lenore has fallen sick from eating too many raspberry tarts and only having the moom fetched for her will make her well. Haven’t we all been there?

The princess content makes it seem like it will be a girl book, but it’s actually not very frilly and my boys like the story as well. The illustrations by Louis Slobodkin are amazing — they practically float off the page.

Another classic Caldecott winner. Find it here.