First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction? Do Not Open This Book! by Joy Cowley is a wonderful big book to promote the love of reading. It can be used to introduce making predictions and works well for shared reading.
The Sandwich Swap by Queen Rania of Jordan Al Abdullah, Kelly DiPucchio, Tricia Tusa. This wonderful story of two best friends shows that friendship is more powerful than difference. It teaches tolerance and acceptance.