Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré

This book would be awesome to use for a novel study in a sixth grade classroom. During this novel study, students could look for objects that have personification. Character studies could also be brought in with this story. Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone is magical and I would love to have my students explore the halls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 

The Day the Crayons Quit - Drew Daywalt, Oliver Jeffers

The Day the Crayons Quit is a wonderful book about each crayon and their feelings on how they are used. This book could be used in the classroom when introducing different perspectives to the class. Even though we may love to use the red crayon, the red crayon may be tired of us using it all the time. Students could also write a letter to their favorite crayon on why they choose it all the time. Grade level, third grade. 

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids (Bucketfilling Books) - Carol McCloud, David Messing

Have You Filled A Bucket Today? is a great start of the year book. It's aim is to teach children the importance of being nice to those around you. It's also a great illustration showing that one person can't constantly pour out to others without being poured into as well. I could even place buckets at each table and drop little fuzzies inside to fill that group's bucket up. Grade level, first grade. 

The Lorax - Dr. Seuss

This book talks about the importance of being eco friendly. It teaches a valuable lesson about why we should take care of the environment. I would use this book to explain the importance of taking care of our environment. My intended audience would be 3rd grade.