Car of the Future~ we all have one of these in the garage, don't we?! =)
The Alley, written by Eleanor Estes in 1964.
Ribsy, also written in 1964, by Beverly Cleary
If you get the audio, make sure that it was performed by Neil Patrick Harris. The same goes for Henry Huggins.
(I know that Henry Huggins was written in 1950, but we love that one too- it tells how Henry got Ribsy.)
A couple of songs we love:
This poor guy, he can't get up the nerve to even ask this girl to be his baby:
And the Archies, singing Sugar, Sugar in the original 1969 music video:
(Mom had one of those "back of the cereal box" records, she was showing it off to a neighbor boy and he took the toy he had in his hand and made a deep gouge in the record! She was heart-broken. At 6 or 7 years old, it was pretty traumatic! She loved the Archies comics and cartoon.)