Virginia Readers

2020-21 Reader's Choice Lists


  • Let the Children March by Monica Clark-Robinson
  • Carl and the Meaning of Life by Deborah
  • Freedman Dreamers by Yuyi MoralesI
  • 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


  • 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
  • Bobby Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead
  • Dragons in a Bag by Zetta Elliott
  • Thirty Minutes Over Oregon by MarcTyler
  • 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


  • New Kid by Jerry Craft
  • The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden
  • It’s Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers) by Trevor Noah
  • The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Deep Water by Watt Key
  • Breakout by Kate Messner
  • Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald
  • The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman
  • Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice by Veronica Chambers

High School: 

  • A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi
  • After the Shot Drops by Randy Ribay
  • Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan
  • Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Penelope Bagieu
  • Down and Across by Arvin Ahmadi
  • Dry by Neal ShustermanEverless by Sara Holland
  • Heroine by Mindy McGinnis
  • The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone
  • Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

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