James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
My boys are older now, but when they were little we would read this classic story a lot. It was wonderful for boys, especially since it was all about adventure and travel; and the characters that the main character meets along the way were so vivid.
Another favorite: In the Night Kitchen, a kooky, wonderfully illustrated book by Maurice Sendak, the same author of the more well-known Where The Wild Things Are. It was my older son’s favorite and he could recite the whole book verbatim! —Dean Abatemarco, Art Director
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers by Mordicai Gertstein
A fairytale-like presentation of Philippe Petit’s historic tightrope walk between the Twin Towers, this book was a total tear-jerker for me, since I lived seven blocks from the World Trade Center and watched the towers fall from my apartment window in 2001. But while I cried reading the story to my kids, they loved it so much we read it over and over. Even with the ending: “Now the towers are gone.” —Marti Golon, Art Director. Find out the most popular book the year you were born.