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...