The Charlie and Lola books are firm favorites in our household. Funny, sweet and wonderfully illustrated, they tell the story of Charlie (aged 11-ish, I think) and his little sister Lola. Every book begins with the words, “I have this little sister, Lola. She is small and very funny.” and goes on to describe a specific episode in their lives. The books are narrated by Charlie and often focus on his attempts to help his little sister.
I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato describes how Charlie convinces Lola to try new foods by pretending that they are not what they seem (for example, mashed potatoes are actually cloud fluff from Mount Fuji). Although I love all of the Charlie and Lola books that I have read, I am singling out this one because it was the first one I read to my children, and also because I have two very picky eaters at home! Other great titles in the series include: I Am Not Sleepy and I Will Not Go To Bed, But Excuse Me That is My Book and I Am Too Absolutely Small For School.
These books are perfect for 3-7 year-olds, and their parents.