Who we are: A group of school librarians from around the state of Virginia. Come join us!

Why did we create this list? We saw the need for a diverse list of children's books that are also great read aloud books. We kept thinking, why isn’t there a list? Why doesn’t someone create one? Then we realized that WE could create one, so we did. We nominated titles, discussed them and voted on them. Now you have our list here. We are a work in progress. VA Reads is not affiliated with any group. Interested in applying to join us? An application link is now active for the picture book committee and the middle grade book committee

Email us at:

or email Ami Schroder, Director of VA READS at

For Middle Grade Book Committee questions email Katie Bruechert at

2019-2020 VA READS Posters can be ordered from: