Amelia Bedelia's tendency to take things literally makes as mess, which is always fun to see. The books also allow us to talk about different idioms and what they mean.
The Frances books by Russell and Lillian Hoban are so adorable. I loved her as a child, and I love reading the books to my kids. This one is at her reading level, so she's read to me!
Of course everyone knows about Eric Carle. We love so many of his books, but she has been reading and re-reading this book lately, reminiscing about kindergarten.
Margaret says her favorite bedtime read-aloud is still James and the Giant Peach (Roald Dahl), even though Daddy has finished reading that one and has moved on to Little House in the Big Woods (Laura Ingalls Wilder).