If I had to save from a burning house (take to a desert island / transfer to post-apocalyptic bunkers) children's books of only one author, I would choose Astrid Lindgren! If you think that Lindgren is primarily Carlson, then be sure to check out her other works! This is a cheerful strong woman Pippi Longstocking, and a mischievous Emil, which many people also know about. But Astrid Lindgren also wrote less famous, but no less wonderful books, some of them are lyrical, but there are also frankly sad ones. There are simple and cute stories for preschoolers - "We are all from Bullerbu", "About Lotta from Gorlastoy Street". My favorite is "Roni the Robber's Daughter". God, what a piercing and beautiful story about the nascent love of two children, in some places right up to a coma in the throat! The comparison with "Romeo and Juliet" suggests itself. Everything happens in a robber castle, standing in the mountains against the backdrop of the harsh and majestic northern nature, you will hear remote robber songs, touch the world of Scandinavian mythology, smell the game roasting on a spit, get lost in the mysterious fog on forest paths, feel the coolness of swift rivers and enjoy the quivering spring beauty of the transparent forest. If your children already read to themselves and do not need to read aloud, take this book anyway and read it for yourself - you will touch the angelic purity of children's souls and the innermost recesses of the Universe.