"The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein still holds so many good memories for me from my childhood. Anytime a friend is having a baby shower, I'm on the lookout for a copy to include in my gift. Not only is it just simply a wonderful story, but it's got a great message to it. The illustrations are also wonderful, and add so much to the story. Now, it may be a book for an older child, but I think every parent could definitely read it to their little ones before they're able to read it for themselves.