We finished Matilda today and each child can take home their own copy, if they like. When I asked for suggestions on what to read next, chants of "BFG! BFG!" rang 'round the room. Some of the children heard this last year when they were first graders, but they really wanted to hear it again. Of course, I don't mind - it is one of my favorites.
So while we will be reading lots of Patricia Polacco pictures books for Author Study month, our morning dose of Roald Dahl will continue.