Hi-Lo Books At the 1st Grade Level

In 2009, the ALSC (Association for Library Services) School-Age Programs and Services Committee sat down and conjured up a list of books they thought were excellent choices for reluctant readers in the 9 to 14 year-old range. They put the list out in a PDF with the books listed alphabetically. They did not however include the reading level information for these books, and this we have done.

Here is the only book at the First Grade level.

by Jay Lynch, Dean Haspiel (Illustrator)

Lower Grades.
Graphic Novel.

Mona and Joey loooove the Might Mojo, their favorite superhero, so much so that the hero passes on his superhero costume. A fight for possession follows and the super suit gets ripped in half, leaving each of them with only half of the power. Can the twins now learn to work together to fight Saw-Jaw?

excerpt of Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever by Jay Lynch
Word Count: 1,055
Page Count: 40
Accelerated Reading level: 1.8 / points: 0.5
AR quiz: 122756
Lexile: GN240L

compiled by Pam T

See the 2nd Grade Hi-Lo reading list here.