Virginia Readers’ Choice Awards 2016–2017

  • to encourage young readers to become better acquainted with contemporary books with outstanding literary appeal
  • to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a life-long pleasure
  • to encourage reading aloud in classrooms as a means of introducing reading for pleasure, and
  • to honor favorite books and their authors.


by A. B. Westrick


Diamond Boy

by Michael Williams



by Pam Muñoz Ryan

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by Cynthia DeFelice

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by Salina Yoon

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How It Went Down

by Kekla Magoon

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Last Stop on Market Street

by Matt de la Peña / Christian Robinson

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Mr. Ferris and His Wheel

by Kathryn Gibbs Davis / Gilbert Ford

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Nuts to You

by Lynne Rae Perkins

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Shh! We Have a Plan

by Chris Haughton

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Take Away the A

by Michaël Escoffier / Kris Di Giacomo

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The Crossover

by Kwame Alexander

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The Lion Who Stole My Arm

by Nicola Davies / Annabel Wright

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The Map Trap

by Andrew Clements

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The Screaming Staircase: Lockwood & Co.

by Jonathan Stroud / Kate Adams

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The Terrible Two

by Mac Barnett / Kevin Cornell

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The Thickety: A Path Begins

by J. A. White / Andrea Offermann

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