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          The purpose of the Virginia Readers' Choice Programis 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's 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 2023-2024 titles in order to vote in April 2024:

    Primary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2023 – 2024

    Are You a Cheeseburger?  Monica Arnaldo
    The Year We Learned to Fly  Jacqueline Woodson
     Except Antarctica  Tom Sturgell
     It Fell From the Sky  The Fan Brothers
     Survivor Tree  Marcie Colleen
     I Don't Want to Read this Book  Max Greenfield
     Mindful Mr. Sloth  Katy Hudson
     The Library Fish  Alyssa Satin Capucelli  
     Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme  Avery Monsen
     Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built  Angela Burke Kunkel


    Elementary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2023 – 2024

    Too Small Tola Atinuke 
    Stuck Jennifer Swender
    Braver: A Wombat's Tale
    Suzanne Selfors
    Measuring Up Lily LaMotte
    Twins Varian Johnson & Shannon Wright
    Nicky and Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust
    and the Children He Rescued
     Peter Sis
    Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature  Kristen Nordstrom
    The One Thing You'd Save  Linda Sue Park
    New From Here  Kelly Yang
    Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet  Zanib Mian