Dragonbreath, by Ursula Vernon is a HIT for first and second graders. It is a combination of graphics and text, which encourages students to read a traditional book. There are eight in the series so far, and my first grade students, who are reading really well at this time of year, are grabbing them up as quickly as they can!
Thanks for sharing this Marcy - do consider adding a hyperlink to the series website and copying and pasting this in the Ele ed group if you have a chance! You=awesome.