I was thinking of sending home a traveling book bag with my first grade students. In the bag would be a book and a journal. I would ask each family to read the book together and then just make a quick comment on the book: What they liked about it, what they didn't like, how it made them feel, what it reminded them of, etc. I want to use good quality literature like "Love you Forever" or "The Giving Tree", etc. Any ideas on good books to use? What are your favorite picture books to read?