Do a series of book talks in which you describe 6-10 different titles. Ask the class to choose one for the next read-aloud.
Offer students a choice of 4-5 titles and have them read and discuss the title of their choice in book clubs groups. You may want to use Choosing a Good Book: Modeling Text Choices (PDF) if students need help learning how to make good choices.
Assemble a number of picture books on a similar theme or by the same author. Have students spend several days reading them, independently or with a buddy. In groups of 4-5 students, have them prepare a report for the class on their experiences as readers. You may want to use some of the discussion activities from Appreciating Stories (PDF) to prepare students for this activity.