The Ultimate Visual Dictionary. An instant classic.
You must be thinking, no, no, surely a Nancy Drew or Baby-Sitters Club book was your favorite, Nicole. To that, I would scoff. *Scoffs*
I loved this book. It was my favorite picture book. I would open up to a random page and just stare. Once I learned how to read, I would read the corresponding text and learn about starfish, engines, magma, etc. It.was.the.coolest.
I'm pretty sure I cited this bad boy in every research project I had throughout elementary school. You can't go wrong with the UVD, and for that, I thank it.