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A Full Year of Must-Read Literature Books for Homeschooling 1st Graders"

Hello Everyone! 😊


I know not every student 🎓 is able to join one of our amazing literature classes 📚, but I know how important reading 📖 is for students. It makes a huge difference to their emotional 😌, intellectual 🧠, and personal journeys 🌟.


So, here's the Jool 1st Grade Reading Challenge! 🌈 Read every book 📚 on the list, like I did, and see what you learn 🤓. Have a blast and remember to check off the books you’ve read!!! James Roe (Jool Founder and Principal) =)


1st Grade (US) / Year 2 (UK) Literature Book List: 

Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl: A clever fox outwits three farmers to feed his family. Themes: intelligence, perseverance, and the importance of family.


The Twits by Roald Dahl: A story of two nasty people who get outsmarted by the animals they mistreat. Themes: kindness, justice, and the consequences of one's actions.


The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths: Two friends live in a treehouse with imaginative features. Themes: creativity, friendship, and adventure.


Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball by Laura Ellen Anderson: A young vampire navigates friendship and challenges at a monstrous ball. Themes: acceptance, bravery, and the value of friendship.


Good Dog McTavish by Meg Rosoff: A rescue dog transforms the lives of a disorganised family. Themes: responsibility, the impact of pets, and family dynamics.


The Iron Man by Ted Hughes: A giant metal man's appearance frightens a town, but he becomes their protector against a greater threat. Themes: fear of the unknown, redemption, and environmentalism.


Level Up! by Tom Nicoll: A boy's video game skills help him navigate real-life challenges. Themes: the real-world application of skills, teamwork, and problem-solving.


Sideways Stories From Wayside School by Louis Sachar: Absurd and humorous stories from an unconventional school. Themes: humor, diversity, and the value of thinking differently.


Wayside School is Falling Down by Louis Sachar: More quirky stories from Wayside School, highlighting the importance of humor, creativity, and friendship.


The Legend of Kevin by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre: A boy and his flying pony face whimsical challenges. Themes: adventure, friendship, and responsibility.


The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler: A boy's adventures at a magical hotel for magical creatures. Themes: acceptance, hospitality, and diversity.


George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl: A boy invents a medicine with unexpected effects on his grandmother. Themes: curiosity, consequences of actions, and the power of imagination.


My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett: A boy embarks on an adventure to rescue a baby dragon. Themes: courage, cleverness, and the spirit of adventure.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl: A poor boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker. Themes: poverty, greed, kindness, and a child's heart.


Stink and the Ultimate Thumb-Wrestling Smackdown by Megan McDonald: The adventures of Stink, a young boy with a knack for thumb wrestling and overcoming challenges. Themes: competition, self-belief, and sportsmanship.


The Ice Monster by David Walliams: An orphan and a woolly mammoth embark on a daring adventure. Themes: friendship, adventure, and the importance of history and discovery.


The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams: Tales of some fantastically frightful children. Themes: behavior, consequences, and morality.

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