Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Virginia Reader's Choice Elementary List 2007-08

As promised, I will list the books for the Virginia Reader's Choice list for 2007-08. This is the Elementary List for grades 3-5.

The Big House by Carolyn Coman

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins by Carole Boston Weatherford

John, Paul, George and Ben by Lane Smith

Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Project Mulberry by Linda Sue Park (for Linda Sue Park's blog, click here)

Ruby Lu, Brave and True by Lenore Look

Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman

Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson

Three Good Deeds by Vivian Vande Velde

Whales on Stilts by M. T. Anderson

Unlike the primary list, I have actually read quite a few books from this list, and I'm familiar with the ones I haven't read. One of my favorite ones is John, Paul, George & Ben by Lane Smith. This is book is hilarious--and kids who have studied American history love the humor in this book. He even includes a true/false quiz in the back to have kids figure out what parts are factual and what details are made up.

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