Virginia Reader's Choice Program
Read, Vote, and Earn Rewards!
Fox Mill Virginia Readers’ Choice Program
Fox Mill Elementary School participates in the Virginia Readers’ Choice (VRC) program to encourage all of our students to read.
Students must read a book from the VRC program list and complete a summary form for the book to be considered “read”. Books are available for check out in the school library. The summary form is also available in the school library. The deadline to complete and submit forms for the 2019-2020 school year is Friday, April 17, 2020.
Students who read 4 or more books receive a certificate of accomplishment and their parents are eligible for a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card. They are also invited to a party during the school day on Friday, April 24, during which they will vote for their favorite books. Their votes are counted with votes from schools across the state to determine VRC winners.
Our VRC wall in the school library features the photos of students who read at least 10 books. The parents of those students are eligible for a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card.
For more information about the Fox Mill VRC program, contact the Fox Mill ES Librarian, Sarah Slusher.
VRC Primary Level Books for 2019-20 (K-3rd Grade)
This Is a Ball by Beck and Matt Stanton
The Boo Boos That Changed the World by Barry Wittenstein
Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
When’s My Birthday? by Julie Fogliano
Sing, Don’t Cry by Angela Dominguez
What If… by Samantha Berger
Little Penguin and the Lollipop by Tadgh Bentley
Alfie: (The Turtle that Disappeared) by Thyra Heder
Can I be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
Give Me Back My Book! by Travis Foster
VRC Elementary Level Books for 2019-20 (3rd Grade-6th Grade)
Lemons by Melissa Savage
Shadows at Jamestown by Steven K. Smith
Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, illustrated by Shawn Harris
The Losers Club by Andrew Clements
Confessions from the Principal’s Kid by Robin Mellom
Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee
They Didn’t Teach This in Worm School by Simone Lia
Adventures of Henry Whiskers by Gigi Priebe
Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion by Chris Barton
Front Desk by Kelly Yang
VRC Middle School Books for 2019-20 (6th-8th grades)
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Restart by Gordon Korman
Macy McMillan and the Rainbow Goddess by Shari Green
Two Truths and a Lie: It's Alive! by Ammi-Joan Paquette
Lost in the Pacific, 1942: Not a Drop to Drink by Tod Olson
Watchdog by Will McIntosh
Amina's Voice by Hena Khan
The Red Bandanna: Young Reader's Adaptation by Tom Rinaldi
Braced by Alyson Gerber
About the Virginia Readers’ Choice (VRC) Program
The Virginia Readers’ Choice (VRC) program, sponsored by the Virginia State Reading Association, is intended 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.
As part of the program, the Virginia State Reading Association publishes a list of recommended books for primary, elementary, middle school, and high school students each school year. Students who read a minimum of four books from the list are eligible to vote for their favorites. The votes are tallied across the state and winners announced.
For more information about the VRC program, visit the official website.