They are perfect for teaching different comprehension skills and strategies. I did an activity using the spy and the pigeon last year that worked fabulously for teaching inferring and this one looks great as well. You can watch it here.
The Actual 73 Giving Tree Movie Spoken By Shel Silverstein: This is one of the most beautiful books in my opinion. In all of its simplicity meant to be read to children, it is more than enough to make you cry. This is so relevant. This is so universal.