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Virginia Readers Choice Book List

During the month of January all of our students will be introduced to the 2013-2014 Virginia’s Readers Choice book titles.

The purpose of the Virginia Readers Choice Program is to encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal and to broaden students' awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure.


All of the Primary books are read aloud to Kindergarten - 5th Grade students as part of library instruction.  All students in the school will vote for their favorite Primary title and those students who have read at least 5 of the 10 Elementary titles can vote for their favorite Elementary book. Results of our school vote are submitted to the Virginia Readers Choice State Committee and the statewide results are announced in late April.


We will have copies of all of the titles in our library, but copies can also be found at the public libraries, at our Book Fairs, and at all of the local bookstores.


Over and Under theSnow by Kate Messner

Tiny Little Fly by Michael Rosen 

These Hands by Margaret H. Mason 

A Zeal of Zebras: An Alphabet of Collective Nouns by Woop Studios 

Pumpkin Trouble by Jan Thomas  

Stuck by Oliver Jeffers 

Swirl by Swirl Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman 

Extra Yarn by Marc Barnett 

Oh No, George! by Chris Haughton 

The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laura Murray




The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 

8 Class Pets + 1 Squirrel divided by 1 Dog = Chaos by Vivian Vande Velde 

The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies 

Star in the Forest by Laura Resau  

My Invisible Sister by Beatrice Colin and Sara Pinto  

Waiting for the Magic by Patricia McLachlan 

Fractions = Trouble! by Claudia Mills 

Ghost Buddy: Zero to Hero by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver 

Worst of Friends: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and the True Story of an American Feud by Suzanne Tripp Jurmain 

Hound Dog True by Linda Urban