Currently there are three books in Reagan's regular rotation. For Christmas, my mom got Reagan & I a copy of Mercer Mayer's Professor Wormbog in Search for the Zipperump-a-Zoo. My parents read me this as a child. Professor Wormbog collects 'beasties' & has every beast from A to Y. In an effort to complete his collection, he goes in search of the elusive zipperump-a-zoo. The plot is a bit complicated for Reagan right now, but she adores the illustrations.
This next one was also read to me as a child. Titled The House in the Hole in the Side of the Tree, my parents & I have always referred to it as "Squire Squirrel" since he is the main character. A grumpy old squirrel, he yells at his neighbors when they make the slightest noise or ask to borrow his tools. Little does he know, they are building him a new house in the hole in the side of the tree since his is falling apart due to his yelling & slamming of doors. The moral of the story is, of course, that Squire Squirrel makes more noise than his neighbors when he yells at them & his own home is falling apart around him due to his tantrums. I think my parents thought I'd pick up on this, but mainly I remember loving the large, colorful animals in the pictures & I was especially fond of the brightly colored new home Squire's friends built him (pictured on the front cover). I don't think it quelled my tantrums.
At night, I attempt to get through one reading of Goodnight Moon. We don't always make it to the end before Reagan begins fretting once she realizes I'm about to try & get her to sleep. She just doesn't have time to read a book when she's gearing up to fight me over going to sleep.