See! I knew as soon as I finished that meme, I would remember something that I forgot. When we were gathering the books to be returned to the library, I was reminded of two wonderful books that I just read last month: Baby by Patricia MacLachlan of Sarah, Plain and Tall fame (check out this interesting review website) and The Wheel on the School by Meindert Dejong (illus. by Maurice Sendak). That last one was recommended by the lovely (former home educating mom) librarian that we look for every time we visit just so we can pick her brain for recommendations and she did not disappoint!
I am warning you right now that Baby will make you cry especially if you have ever lost a child so don't blame me when you have to go hunt for the Kleenex. It's a good kind of cry, however, if you are pregnant right now or newly post-partum, you might want to wait 6 months or so before reading it.