VA READS Book Lists

Picture Books for All Ages

Current Year: Voting in Spring 2021

Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad

Bread for Words, A Fredrick Douglass Story by Shana Keller

Freedom Soup by Tami Charles

The Many Colors of Harpreet Singh by Supriya Kelkar

Just Ask, Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by Sonia Sotomayor

Bilal Cooks Daal by Aisha Saeed

Soccerverse: Poems about Soccer by Elizabeth Steinglass

A Normal Pig by K-Fai Steele

Big Papa and the Time Machine by Daniel Bernstrom



Middle Grade Novels

Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova

Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj

Other Words for Home by Jasmine Warga

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Calejo

Prairie Lotus by Linda Sue Park

Operation Frog by Sarah Lynn Scheerger

Dog Driven by Terry Lynn Johnson

Pie in the Sky by Remy Lai

The Forgotten Girl by India Hill Brown

What Lane by Torrey Maldonado


Previous Years

2020 | Picture Books