I remember two main things from when I was a little kid: my doll Susie, and Chika-Chika Boom Boom. I loved that book. I checked it out from my school library every week until they finally just let me keep it. My love of books has only grown since then. Perhaps my taste in books has always been mature because back then, I was tall enough to reach "the big kids' shelves" and soon read far beyond my "recommended" reading level. I've read a good portion of the children's middle reader and teen sections. You'd better ask someone else for recommendations on history books, though; I only read those at school!