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    What is the Virginia Readers Choice Program?

    Each year, 10 books are nominated in 4 different categories:

    Primary (K-3), Elementary (4-5), Middle, and High School.

    Students are read to or must read the books independently.

    At the end of the program, students vote on their favorite book.





    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


    Read Great Books! Complete One Summary Per Book


    • Special end of the year celebration with treats and voting  for your favorite books. 
    • Certificate of accomplishment
    • Drawing entry for a $25 Amazon Gift Card (awarded to parents by PTO)



    • Special end of the year celebration  with treats to vote for your favorite books.
    • Certificate of accomplishment
    • Photo on Virginia Readers’ Choice Wall in the school library
    • Drawing entry for a $100 Amazon Gift Card (awarded to parents by PTO)



    For lists of books, see: www.vsra.org/virginia-readers-choice-program


    For summary forms and more information, e-mail Weems Elementary School Librarian: Shelly Ryan-Schrader at SRyanSchrader@mcpsva.org