This book is another holiday classic that needs to be a part of every classroom library. Most schools participate in "Polar express day" where the students watch the movie and drink hot chocolate. I would read this book the week before Christmas Break and before that specific day. That is how I would use this book in my classroom. It is written in a DRA reading level of DRA 30 and is meant to be read at kindergarten to second grade. This book is sure to get students pumped up for the break. It is a must have!