• 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 may begin reading 2019-2020 titles in order to vote in April 2020:


    This Is a Ball by Beck and Matt Stanton

    The Boo Boos That Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein

    Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall

    When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano

    Sing, Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez

    What If… by Samantha Berger

    Little Penguin and the Lollipop by Tadgh Bentley

    Alfie: (The Turtle that Disappeared) by Thyra Heder

    Can I be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings

    Give Me Back My Book! by Travis Foster


    Lemons by Melissa Savage

    Shadows at Jamestown by Steven K. Smith

    Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers

    The Losers Club by Andrew Clements

    Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom

    Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee

    They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia

    Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe

    Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton

    Front Desk by Kelly Yang