Crow Boy (Picture Puffins) by Taro Yashima, A shy mountain boy in Japan leaves his home at dawn and returns at sunset to go to the village school. Pictures and text of moving and harmonious simplicity. Illustrates UU Principle: Respect for all beings.
Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger. Tacky the penguin does not fit in with his sleek and graceful companions, but his odd behavior comes in handy when hunters come with maps and traps.
Once Upon A Cool Motorcycle Dude. I rarely see this in stores but it is one of the best. I mean, it has 3 illustrators! By Kevin O'Malley (Author, Illustrator), Carol Heyer (Illustrator), Scott Goto (Illustrator)