In January 2014 a revised Required Reading List will be in place for the MFAC program. The committee charged with the revision solicited recommendations from, among other sources, the MFAC faculty. In a perfect world, all of the faculty recommendations would have been included. Though they aren't part of the final req'd list, these recommended books (and the craft issue that generated the recommendation) are worth sharing.
Heck, Superhero by Martine Leavitt ("third person limited POV/character")
A Very Special House, by Ruth Krauss ("rhythm/details of children's speech"