I have yet to meet a student who doesn't love coming to a carpet and having a book read aloud to them. I teach grades 2-10 this year, across a variety of subjects, and every one of my students loves it when I reach into my teacher bag and bring out a brightly colored hard cover book. Of course, the students have come to expect that there is usually a lesson or assignment that goes with the book, but that only helps with the buy-in and engagement for what would otherwise be a worksheet based lesson.
I'm including three of my favorites here and the lessons I teach with them. (Disclosure: If you purchase from the link, I receive a portion of the profit.)
I respond to Sarah, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Smoore, Miss Sarah, (and sometimes Mom!). I have been an DL (homeschool!) teacher for 2 years and am now a proud member of the SD35 team!