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VA Reader's Choice 

Primary 2019


Primary Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles for 2019-2020

This Is a Ball by Beck and Matt Stanton, Little, Brown, 2017, 978-0-316-43437-9

Not only is this concept book funny but it keeps children laughing as they get a little frustrated with the author. This interactive book allows children to work together to "talk" with the author and try to make things right.

The Boo Boos That Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein, Charlesbridge, 2018, 978-1-58089-745-7

This story tells how one of our favorite items came to be: the Band Aid. Created by an accident at home, Earle Dickson needed something to cope with a wound. It turns out this everyday staple has quite a fascinating story.

Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall, Candlewick, 2017, 978-0-7636-7838-8

Jabari is prepared for the diving board – at least he thinks he is. But when the time comes and his feet are at the edge of the diving board, it looks a whole lot scarier than it did from down below. Will Jabari jump?

When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano, Roaring Brook, 2017, 978-1-62672-293-4

When you are a little person, there is nothing more exciting than your birthday. This beautifully illustrated book filled with birthday candles and cakes helps gets the party started!

Sing, Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez, Henry Holt, 2017, 978-1-62779-839-6

A loving Abuelo brings along his guitar and memories on visits to his grandchildren. He sings with his grandchildren in the face of good and bad times, showing them that loss can open the door for new opportunities.

What If… by Samantha Berger, Little, Brown, 2018, 978-0-316-39096-5

A young girl thinks about all the ways she can create—from pencil and paper drawings to stories in her mind.

Little Penguin and the Lollipop by Tadgh Bentley, Balzer & Bray, 2017, 978-0-06-256078-0

Children cannot help but interact with this hilarious book that enlists them to help make his friend, Kenneth, feel better.

Alfie: (The Turtle that Disappeared) by Thyra Heder, Abrams, 2017, 978-1-41972-529-6

On Nia’s sixth birthday she receives Alfie the turtle. The two share their perspectives of their new and growing friendship in this delightful story.

Can I be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings, Random House, 2018, 978-0-399-55452-0

A homeless dog seeks a new home by writing letters to people in his neighborhood sharing all the ways he will make their home better. Will he find the perfect home?

Give Me Back My Book! by Travis Foster, Chronicle, 2017, 978-1-45216-040-5

Bloo and Redd love a particular book but when the issue of who owns it is raised, the two friends fight for the book to be theirs. When a bookworm steals it, the friends decide to write their own book to get it back.  These two LOVE reading!



Elementary 2019

Lemons by Melissa Savage, Crown Books, 2017, 978-1-52470013-3 

Lemonade Witt is very upset that she has to leave San Francisco to live with her grandfather after her mother dies.  Life seems very strange, especially her neighbor Tobin. He has started a Bigfoot detective agency and is trying to capture Bigfoot on camera.  Will Lem find Bigfoot and a home? 

Shadows at Jamestown by Steven K. Smith, MyBoys3Press, 2017, 9781947881006

Sam, Derek, and Caitlin are invited to participate in a summer camp at Jamestown where they will participate in an authentic archaeological dig.  While learning about Jamestown, they also discover that some valuable artifacts are disappearing from the museum.  The three accept the challenge to trace the cause of the missing objects. 

Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, Illustrated by Shawn Harris, Chronicle Books, 2017,  978-1452162812

This beautifully designed book about the history of the Statue of Liberty is filled with interesting trivia and humor.  Accessible information is blended with a poetic discussion of Lady Liberty’s right foot and the many immigrants she has welcomed. 

The Losers Club by Andrew Clements, Random House, 2017, 978-0-399-55755-2

Alec is constantly getting in trouble for reading his own books when he is supposed to be paying attention in class.  When Alec goes to his afterschool program he just wants to be left alone to read.  Unfortunately, reading alone is not an option so Alec decides to form a club.  How do you start a club you don’t want other people to join?  By giving it just the right name… the Losers Club.

Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2017, 978-0-544-81379-3 

Fifth grader Allie West feels like she doesn’t belong in her school community--after all, who wants to be friends with the principal’s kid?  After a misunderstanding, Allie is thought of as a “snitch.”  Now her only friends are the other “Afters” who are also the children of school employees.  Can Allie figure out who she is and what she stands for, outside of being the principal’s kid? 

Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee, Atheneum Books, 2017, 978-1-48147-026-4   

 A young boy and his parrot washed up on a small island ten years ago.  The local islanders took them in and raised the boy, Pablo, as their own.  As his tenth birthday approaches, Pablo is desperate to find out why he was abandoned. 

They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia, Candlewick Press, 2016, 978-0-7636-9536-1

Marcus is a worm.  Laurence is a bird who looks like a pigeon, but he thinks he is a flamingo.  After Laurence nearly eats Marcus, they come to a deal.  Marcus will navigate Laurence to Africa, although Marcus doesn’t know where Africa is or how to read a map. 

Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe, Aladdin, 2017, 978-1-48146-575-5

Henry lives with his mouse family in a Windsor Castle special exhibit--a mouse-sized replica of the Queen’s house.  Henry’s sister goes missing at the same time the exhibit is closed for repairs.  Henry and his cousin race to find and rescue her before she is discovered by the humans. 

Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton, Scholastic Press, 2017, 978-151241010143 

During WW I, the British and US painted over 4000 supply ships in fantastic patterns.  The goal was to confuse German submarines targeting the supply ships. 

Front Desk by Kelly Yang, Arthur Levine Books, 2018, 978-1-33815-779-6 

Mia is a Chinese immigrant and a fifth grader.  She helps her parents work as managers of a small motel in California as the front desk clerk.  In her work and at school she encounters discrimination.  Mia has a fascination with words and is determined to be a writer.  She uses her talents to help herself and others to overcome obstacles.  This story is based on the author’s experiences. 


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