Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism
One of my most favorite, dynamic read alouds. Molly Moon is no ordinary orphan. After discovering a book of hypnotism in the library- she realizes she is capable of hypnotizing others to do as she pleases. She uses this newfound power to improve the quality of life for her and her friends in the dreadfully strict orphanage where they reside, while adding a little mischief and whimsy along the way.
The story is unique, unpredictable, and always left my students wanting more. It’s the first in a series, but in my opinion, the original is by far book the best and you’re better off ending there. A hilarious, spellbinding, and poignant story that will keep you on your toes until the last page. Ideal for read aloud for 2nd grade to preteen.