Kindergarten: Piggybook by Anthony Browne.
My son is in one of the Kindergarten classes that I read this book to. You won't believe this but in Church on Sunday, he'd begun looking through my bag and I whispered, "What are you looking for?" He asked me for some food because he was hungry and I told him, "Sorry I didn't bring a snack today but I do have a drinking box." And he retorts, "Okay, I'll just scrounge around for some scraps." So, if you've read the story, you know exactly the body position he took on the pew.... I was perplexed by this and it took me a few seconds to catch on ... (Ohhhhh! In the story, the kids "root" around for scraps against the wall when they run out of groceries.) I'm still shaking my head and laughing....
Grade 1: Dr. Drabble's Spectacular Shrinker-Enlarger; Dr. Drabble and the Dynamic Duplicator by Sigmund Brouwer and Wayne Davidson. (See also: http://www.coolreading.com/)
Grade 2: Goose's story by Cari Best. If you liked the movie: Fly Away Home, you'll also enjoy this book about a goose who arrives at the pond one spring with a mysterious broken leg. (See also: http://us.macmillan.com/author/caribest and http://biography.jrank.org/pages/219/Best-Cari-1951-Sidelights.html)
Grade 3: The Boy Who Ate the World (and the girl who saved it) by Don Gillmor and Pierre Pratt. Students were tickled by this hysterical tall tale.(See also:
Grade 4: Victory at Paradise Hill by William Roy Brownridge. Brownridge at his captivating best.
Grade 5: Sydney And Norman by Phil Vischer (See also: http://www.philvischer.com/?page_id=70) A parable with a surprising and arresting twist.