Summer Reading List

The following reading list was compiled by Chesapeake Public Schools Librarians.
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Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

All Because You Matter by Tami Charles

Cece Loves Science and Adventure by Kimberly Derting

The Couch Potato by Jory John

Hair Love by Matthew Cherry

I Am Every Good Thing by Derrick Barnes

I Talk Like a River by Jordan Scott

Jabari Tries by Gaia Cornwall

The Magical Yet by Angela DiTerlizzi

The Paper Kingdom by Helena Ku Rhee

Please Don’t Read This Book by Deanna Kizis

Saturday by Oge Mora

Sulwe by Lupita Nyong’o

Superheros Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris

When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie Deenihan


Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

Class Act by Jerry Craft

Clean Getaway by Nic Stone

The Lion of Mars by Jennifer Holm

The One and Only Bob by Katherine Applegate

The Pages & Co. Series by Anna James

The Pathfinders Society by Francesco Sedita

The Smartest Kid in the Universe by Chris Grabenstein

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

The Vanderbeekers Series by Karina Yan Glaser

We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

We Dream of Space by Erin Entrada Kelly

When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson

Your Name Is a Song by Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow


Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

Class Action by Steven Frank

Dress Coded by Carrie Firestone

Free Lunch by Rex Ogle

Ground Zero by Alan Gratz

Look Both Ways: A Tale Told in Ten Blocks by Jason Reynolds

Orange for the Sunsets by Tina Athaide

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Jason Reynolds

Torpedoed: The True Story of the World War II Sinking of “The Children’s Ship” by Deborah Heiligman

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia

Wink by Rob Harrell

Woke: A Young Poet’s Call to Justice by Mahogany L. Browne


Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

The 57 Bus by Dashka Slater

All Eyes on Us by Kit Frick

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones

Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer

Go With the Flow by Lily Williams

Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Someday We Will Fly by Rachel DeWoskin

Sorry for Your Loss by Jessie Ann Foley

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All by Laura Ruby

Voices: The Final Hours of Joan of Arc by David Elliott

You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman