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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 for their favorite book.



    Primary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2023 – 2024


    Are You a Cheeseburger?  Monica Arnaldo
    The Year We Learned to Fly  Jacqueline Woodson
     Except Antarctica  Tom Sturgell
     It Fell From the Sky  The Fan Brothers
     Survivor Tree  Marcie Colleen
     I Don't Want to Read this Book  Max Greenfield
     Mindful Mr. Sloth  Katy Hudson
     The Library Fish  Alyssa Satin Capucelli  
     Chester Van Chime Who Forgot How to Rhyme  Avery Monsen
     Digging for Words: Jose Alberto Gutierrez and the Library He Built  Angela Burke Kunkel


    Elementary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2023 – 2024

    Too Small Tola Atinuke 
    Stuck Jennifer Swender
    Braver: A Wombat's Tale
    Suzanne Selfors
    Measuring Up Lily LaMotte
    Twins Varian Johnson & Shannon Wright
    Nicky and Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust
    and the Children He Rescued
     Peter Sis
    Mimic Makers: Biomimicry Inventors Inspired by Nature  Kristen Nordstrom
    The One Thing You'd Save  Linda Sue Park
    New From Here  Kelly Yang
    Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet  Zanib Mian

    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: VRC


    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