I started a series of posts about art books I like over at my blog
. As the first installment I'm listing all the art books I loved or wished I had when starting out.
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards
Drawn to life by Walt Stanchfield vol 1 and 2
The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals by Joe Weatherly
The Practice and Science of Drawing by Harold Speed
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters by Robert Beverly Hale
See the post for individual run down of the books, and why I think they are great.