We were turned on to the author Jan Brett at the Navigating Your Child's Future workshop we attended this month. It is important to share a favorite author with your child, as you can look for similarities and differences between the books, which provides a wonderful language opportunity.
As I was researching different authors which were suggested, I especially like Jan Brett's website, because there are so many activities that go along with her books. You can print puzzles, drawing activities, masks, flashcards, board games, matching games, just to name a few. So, while reading the books, you can give your child an activity to do that will further enrich the reading experience!
It reminds me a lot of the excellent Hearing Journey resource.
Additional authors which were suggested include: Eric Carle, Ted Arnold and Mercer Mayer.