My favorite books to read to my class are the Ready Freddy Series. They are chapter books and I read one chapter each day. There are about 8 chapters in each book. They are about a boy named Freddy and he is in 1st grade so the kids can really draw some text to self connections. Also, since these are not pictures books, they really have to try to create a pictures in their mind using the words. The books are written by Abby Klein and she does a great job at making the reader want more. At the end of each chapter, my kids want me to read another chapter. I always tell them they will have to come tomorrow to see what happens.