Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice 2020-21

Titles – Kindergarten to Grade 3 


Billie Jean! How Tennis Star Billie Jean King Changed Women’s Sports 

Mara Rockliff 

Can I Be Your Dog? 

Troy Cummings 

A Computer Called Katherine 

Suzanne Slade 

Daring Dozen: The Twelve Who Walked on the Moon 

Suzanne Slade 

Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet 

Megan Frazer Blakemore  

Hidden City: Poems of Urban Wildlife 

Sarah Grace Tuttle  

Leila in Saffron 

Rukhsanna Guidroz 

100 Friends (Warren and Dragon) 

Ariel Bernstein 

My Papi Has a Motorcycle 

Isabel Quintero 

The Party and Other Stories 

Sergio Ruzzier 

Potato Pants 

Laurie Keller 

Smell My Foot! (Chick and Brain) 

CeCe Bell 

Sun! One in a Billion 

Stacy McAnulty 

Sign Off 

Stephen Savage  

The Very Impatient Caterpillar 

Ross Burach  


Grade 3 to Grade 6 


All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff 

Meghan McCarthy 

Because of the Rabbit  

Cynthia Lord 

Best Friends 

Shannon Hale and Pham LeUyen 


Sharon M. Draper 


Kayla Miller 

The Doughnut Fix  

Jessie Janowitz 

Dragons in a Bag  

Zetta Eliott 

Finding Langston  

Lesa Cline-Ransome 

Front Desk  

Kelly Yang 

Just Like Rube Goldberg: The Incredible True Story of the Man Behind the Machines  

Sarah Aronson 

Not If I Can Help It  

Carolyn Mackler 

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How Monopoly Was Invented  

Tanya Lee Stone 

The Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise  

Dan Gemeinhart 

The Season of Styx Malone  

Kekla Magoon 

Wedgie & Gizmo  

Suzanne Selfors,  


Titles –  Grades 6 to 8 

(for those looking for a challenge) 


Dactyl Hill Squad 

Daniel Jose Older 

The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora 

Pablo Cartaya 

The Eternity Elixir (Potion Masters) 

Frank L. Cole 

Everlasting Nora 

Marie Miranda Cruz 

Forget Me Not 

Ellie Terry 

Game Changer 

Tommy Greenwald 

Ghost Boys 

Jewell Parker Rhodes 

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl 

Stacy McAnulty 

New Kid  

Jerry Craft 

The Night Diary  

Veera Hiranandani 

Rising Water: The Story of the Thai Cave Rescue 

Marc Aronson 

Spirit Hunters  

Ellen Oh 


Chad Morris and Shelly Brown 

This Promise of Change  

Jo Ann Allen Boyce and Debbie Levy