Summer Suggested Reading List

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

Alaina and the Great Play by Eloise Greenfield

Brave as a Mouse by Nicolo Carozzi

Change Sings by Amanda Gorman

Dragon Masters a book series by Tracey West

EllRay Jakes a book series by Sally Warner

The Gumazing Gum Girl a book series by Rhode Montijo

Keep Your Head Up by Aliya King Neil

Maybe by Kobi Yamada

Mr. Scruff by Simon James

Nano: The Spectacular Science of the Very (Very) Small by Jess Wade

Notebook of Doom a book series by Troy Cummings

Something’s Wrong! A Bear, a Hare, and Some Underwear by Jory John

The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell


Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

Beak & Ally a book series by Norman Feuti

Finding Langston a book series by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Forever This Summer a book series by Leslie Youngblood

How to Test a Friendship by Theanne Griffith

Mornings With Monet by Barb Rosenstock

My Life as a Billionaire by Janet Tashjian

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

The Sea in Winter by Christine Day

Twins a book series by Varian Johnson

The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller


Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

Ali Cross a book series by James Patterson

All He Knew by Helen Frost

Beetle & the Hollowbones by Aliza Layne

The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities: New Stories About Mythic Heroes by Rick Riordan, Carlos Hernandes, et al.

Five Things About Ava Andrews by Margaret Dilloway

Keeper of the Lost Cities a book series by Shannon Messenger

Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera

Mañanaland by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Out of My Heart by Sharon Draper

Snapdragon by Kat Leyn

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Too Bright to See by Kyle Lukoff

A Wolf for a Spell by Karah Sutton


Virginia Readers’ Choice Titles

The Cat I Never Named: A True Story of Love, War, and Survival by Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman

The Cousins by Karen McManus

Hawthorne Legacy a book series by Jennifer Barnes

In the Shadow of the Fallen Towers by Don Brown

In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner

More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed Masood

This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

What I Carry by Jennifer Longo

White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson