• bookworm

          The purpose of the Virginia Readers' Choice Program is to encourage students to read books with outstanding literary appeal and to broaden their awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure. We also hope to encourage reading aloud as a means of introducing reading for pleasure.

           To encourage students to select and read the current year Virginia Readers Choice books, we allow students to vote for their favorite books on the Primary and/or Elementary lists.  Some of the Primary books are read aloud to Kindergarten - 2nd grade students as part of library instruction. Students in 3rd - 5th grade are encouraged to read several books from the Primary List and the Elementary list on their own.  Students in the primary grades will vote for their favorite Primary title and those students who have read at least 4 of the 10 Elementary titles can vote for their favorite Elementary title. Students are encouraged to participate in the Public Library's VRC programs. 

           Students may begin reading/listening 2020 2021 titles in order to vote in April 2021:


    Primary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2020 – 2021

    Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson

    Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah Freedman

    Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

    I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

    When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L. B. Deenihan

    The Donkey Egg by Janet Stevens

    What Do They Do with All That Poo? by Jane Kurtz

    Just Add Glitter by Angela DiTerlizzi

    There Are No Bears in This Bakery by Julia Sarcone-Roach

    Clackety Track: Poems About Trains by Skila Brown

    Elementary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2020 – 2021

    Avalanche! (Survivor Diaries) by Terry Lynn Johnson

    Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord

    Max & the Midknights by Lincoln Peirce

    Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

    Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

    Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott

    Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by Marc Tyler Nobleman

    Klawde: Evil Alien Warlord Cat by Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth

    Song for A Whale by Lynne Kelly

    Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs by Melissa Stewart