Here are some ideas:
Everyone Loves Bacon- popularity, jealousy, and friendship
Friendshape- tolerance, friendship, resepct
Say Hello To Zorro- new student, friendship, getting along with others
Journey- need a new spin on New Year's Resolutions? Talk about what personal and classroom
journey the students would like to take in the new year. How will get there?
Crenshaw- this chapter books is perfect for the mornings, because each chapter is very short. Use it to talk about homelessness, perseverance, imagination, stress, struggles, and more.
Kid President's Guide To Being Awesome - each week the classes can talk about and practice one way to be awesome
Clark The Shark- review rules, new student, skills for success
Numberlys- team work, goal setting, imagination, journey, mindset, work ethic. This book also has a companion App for your teachers with iPads.
The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend- new student, new friend, feelings, imagination, relationship
The Book With No Pictures- tone- have the students read the pages with a different tone. Discuss how tone can effect mood, actions, behavior, feelings, and problem solving.