We have found a series of books by Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire. Biographies of famous people (Leif Erikson here, but our favorite so far has been George Washington). Easy to understand, lots of great pictures on every page, interesting and informative.
Another new favorite author, Lauren Child, and the Lola and Charlie books. So cute!!!! I love the patterns and prints, the cute littleline drawings. Very funny books.
Charlie is trying to convince Lola that she is old enough to go to school and that she needs to learn to read so she can write letters to people, so she says, "I like to talk on the telephone, it's more friendly and straightaway."
Found any great new (or new to you) authors lately?