Who are we?   

A group of school librarians from around the state of Virginia. Come join us!

Why did we create these lists?  

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 affiliated with VAASL (Virginia  Association of School Librarians)

Interested in applying to join us?  

Email us at:   read@vareadsbooks.com  

Ami Schroder, Director of VA READS and Picture Books Committee Chair at ami@vareadsbooks.com 

Katie Bruechert, Co-Founder of VA READS and Middle Grade Committee Chair at katie@vareadsbooks.com