Create Readers, the National Library children's lit blog, is asking New Zealanders the same thing.
My memory's a bit hazy from that time, but the books I do remember hearing as a preschooler, and possibly reading a bit later on were:
- Green eggs and ham by Dr Seuss
- The lion in the meadow by Margaret Mahy
- Are you my mother? by P.D. Eastman
- and, horror of horrors, Richard Scarry!
What were yours?