Today I read The Book With No Pictures by B J Novak. Besides the fact that the children went absolutely bananas over the book, it taught them the power of words! It's a favorite book and the children ask to have it read to them over and over.
The class loves Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester. They love the way that Tacky is an "odd bird." Tacky and the Winter Games is so pertinent this year with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea coming up.