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Unit of Study Books

Below is a sampling of some of the children’s literature explored during various units with Kindergarten and First Grade during both years of the Form One Units of Study:

This is My Father's World Units:

Listening Ears
The Important Book by Margaret Brown
Just The Way You Are by Max Lucado

All Nature Sings
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steven Jenkins and Robin Page (from More Science Adventures with Children's Literature series)

Music of the Spheres
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

I Rest Me
Owl Moon by Jane Yolen
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

Stone Soup by Marcia Brown
The Real Story of Stone Soup by Ying Chang Compestine

Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater
The Trellis and the Seed by Jan Karron
The Birds of Killingworth by Robert D. San Souci

Real and Pretend Units:

Dragons and Dinosaurs
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley and Brian Selznick

Presidents and Kings
King Midas and the Golden Touch by Charlotte Craft
The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Anderson
Biographies of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt

Heroes and Helpers
Biographies of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr, and others
Stories of Johnny Appleseed, Queen Esther, Hercules, and others
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Americans of All Kinds
Small Beauties: The Journey of Darcy Heart O'Hara by Elvira Woodruff
When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest
Grandfather's Journey by Allen Say

Angels and Fairies
A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bruce Coville
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Various fairy tales by the Grimm brothers and Hans Christian Anderson
Biblical accounts of angels