My faviourite books are:
anything by Terry Pratchett
Jenny Nimmo (children's author)
and any decent sci-fi / fantasy books
Working in a library i get to read a lot of kids fiction and they are ALLLLLL superb, special ones would have to be Mem Fox, Margaret Wild, Tedd Arnold (Help, I'm falling apart!) and the Lola and Charlie books, they are good too!
Nothing i like better than to curl up with a good book and shut out the world for a couple of hours........heaven.