Virginia Readers' Choice

Each year students across Virginia vote for their favorite nominee for the final Virginia Readers' Choice Award. The VRC is organized by the Virginia State Reading Association and supported by VAASL. Many librarians serve on the four VRC committees who choose the final ten nominees in each category.

Students who read (or are read to) four books from their category, may vote. Votes are due to VSRA by April 30th.

2020 Nominees




Primary 2019

Coyote Moon Gianferrari, Maria
A Piece of Home Watts, Jeri
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis Meisel, Paul
Animal Ark Alexander, Kwame
Little Red Woollvin, Bethan
I Am Not a Chair Burach, Ross
Penguin Problems John, Jory
The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors Daywalt, Drew
Tidy Gravett, Emily
Ada Twist, Scientist Beaty, Andrea


Elementary 2019

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective Eulberg, Elizabeth
Wish O'Connor, Barbara
The Wild Robot Brown, Peter
Full of Beans Holm, Jennifer
A Poem for Peter Pinkney, Andrea
Crime Biters: My Dog is Better Than Your Dog Greenwald, Tommy
The Hole Story of a Doughnut Miller, Pat
Long Pitch Home Lorenzi, Natalie
A Boy Called Bat Arnold, Elana
Just My Luck McGovern, Cammie


Middle School 2019

Garvey's Choice Grimes, Nikki
Wolf Hollow Wolk, Lauren
Ghost Reynolds, Jason
When Friendship Followed Me Home Griffin, Paul
In the Shadow of Liberty Davis, Kenneth C.
Fuzzy Angelberger, Tom
Hideout Key, Watt
The Other Boy Hennessey, M. G.
The Big Dark Philbrick, Rodman
Scar Island Gemeinhart, Dan


High School 2019

And I Darken White, Kiersten
The Call O'Guilin, Peadar
Girl in Pieces Glasgow, Kathleen
Girl in the Blue Coat Hesse, Monica
Learning to Swear in America Kennedy, Katie
Piecing Me Together Watson, Renee
The Serpent King Zentner, Jeff
The Star-Touched Queen Chokshi, Roshani
Undefeated: Jim Thope and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team Sheinkin, Steve
When Dimple Met Rishi Menon, Sandhya