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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 2022 – 2023

    Hugo and the Impossible Thing by Renee Smith

    In My Mosque by M.O. Yuksel

    Marsha is Magnetic by Beth Ferry

    Mel Fell by Corey Tabor

    My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World by Rebecca Bond

    Saturdays are for Stella by Candy Wellins

    Someone Builds a Dream by Lisa Wheeler

    The Chicken Who Couldn’t by Jan Thomas

    The Suitcase by Chris Naylor-Ballesteros

    Watercress by Andrea Wang


    Elementary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2022 – 2023

    Allergic by Megan Wagner Lloyd

    Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

    Butterfly for a King by Susan Roth

    Don’t Check Out This Book by Kate Klise

    Exquisite: The Poetry and Life of Gwendolyn Brooks by Suzanne Slade

    JD and the Great Barber Battle by J Dillard

    Ruby in the Sky by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo

    Skunk and Badger by Amy Timberlake

    The Elephant’s Girl by Celesta Rimington

    The Silver Arrow by Lev Grossman

    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


    Summary Form Download: Download form, complete, and bring to library

    VRC Summary Form


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