I attempted to use these last year, however, the idea came around the same time as end of grade testing. I plan on using these right off the bat. These are some stories off the top of my head that seem to be hits for social studies integration with reading.
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
Nate the Great and the San Fransisco Detective
The Table Where Rich People Sit
Almost to Freedom
Where the Red Fern Grows
A River Ran Wild
Expedition Down Under