Virginia State Reading Lists

2017 - 2018 Virginia Readers' Choice Reading List

Space Case
(Part of Moon Base Alpha)
This edition: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

It’s a murder mystery on the moon in this humorous and suspenseful space adventure from the author of Belly Up and Spy School.Like his fellow...

All American Boys
This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Ages: 12 - 99

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book, and recipient of the Walter Dean Myers Award for Outstanding Children’s Literature. In this Coretta Scott...

2016 - 2017 Virginia Readers' Choice Reading List

Rex Finds an Egg! Egg! Egg!
Illustrated by: Steven Weinberg
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: February 24, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Join a rambunctious T. rex as he journeys across the prehistoric landscape to save the one object he loves—and maybe more—in this boisterous picture...

The Map Trap
Illustrated by: Dan Andreasen
This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: July 22, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase “uncharted territory” a whole new meaning!Alton Barnes loves maps. He’s loved...

100 Sideways Miles
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: September 2, 2014
Ages: 14 - 99

Destiny takes a detour in this heartbreakingly hilarious novel with five starred reviews, from the acclaimed author of Winger, which Kirkus Reviews...

The Boy on the Wooden Box
How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: August 27, 2013
Ages: 9 - 14

In the #1 New York Times bestseller, Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to...