We found two fun books of poetry recently while studying the polar regions: Polar Bear Arctic Hare by Eileen Spinelli and Antarctic Antics: A Book of Penguin Poems by Judy Sierra. The poems are fun to read, nicely illustrated and informative as well. This was one of Miss M's first introductions to poetry, and I was glad to find that she really enjoyed them.
Our family read aloud right now is The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. This was a favorite of mine when I was a child and I am glad I can share it with my kids. I think it's a classic for a reason.
You can see other suggestions for books at the What My Child is Reading blog hop over hosted at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns.