I am in a book study group that is discussing The Book Whisperer right now and we are having quite a few a-ha moments. It seems to be the playbook for our district leadership's team view on our new Communication Arts curriculum (aka - reading).
The read aloud I chose has been a favorite since I was student teaching (which was a loooong time ago!), and it is entertaining as well as sensible. You and your students will love it! Sometimes I Worry.... by Alan Gross is a great read aloud.