You had me at Read Alouds.
If you look on my sidebar, I have a virtual bookshelf full of my favorites.
Here is a list of my top ones.
Favorite Chapter Books:
This is a fantastic read aloud for the beginning of the year. It lays a great foundation for what good story tellers need. What is also nice is that each chapter lends itself into a writing lesson for the day. The kids LOVE hearing Gooney Bird's stories.
This is another fun story. I especially love Chester the skiddish cat.
We finished this just in time for Halloween. :)
This is my all time favorite read aloud. I have read this one every year since I first started teaching. It is such a great story and so much fun to read out loud to the children.
This is a newer favorite of mine. There are some parts that need a little explanation, which is why I wait to read this later in the year. However, the story and underlying message are just too good to pass up on.
Favorite Picture Books:
Dogzilla, Kat Kong, and Dog Breath all by Dav Pilkey (Just all around fun read alouds)
Wonderful for giving struggling readers encouragement.
Great for introducing letter writing.
I hope you join in and share some of your favorites as well!