I find that Steig's books hold a lot of appeal for children for their humor, wisdom, simplicity and complete lack of condescension. Definitely recommended!
I read a huge amount of children's literature with my daughter so that is mostly what you'll see from me here. Finding high quality books to share and enjoy with her has become my obsession. But, I also love classic literature, travel, historical fiction, poetry and art. Mostly, I just love books and words. Deeply.