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Books All Young Georgians Should Read

10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2014


Young Adults (grades 7+)

Sweetly
Jackson Pearce

Cleopatra's Moon
Vicky Alvear Shecter

Henry Franks
Peter Adam Salomon

Middle Readers (Grades 4-8)

The Dagger Quick
Brian Eames

The Shifter
Janice Hardy

Picture Books (Pre-K+)

Martina the Beautiful Cockroach: A Cuban Folktale
Carmen Deedy, illustrated by Michael Austin

Cosmo's Moon
Devin Scillian, illustrated by Mark Braught

Ruth and the Green Book
Calvin Ramsey with Gwen Strauss, illustrated by Floyd Cooper

Just One Bite
Lola Schaefer, illustrated by Geoff Waring

It Jes' Happened: When Bill Taylor Started to Draw
Don Tate, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie


25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2010

The inaugural list of books for young readers was compiled in 2010 by the Center for the Book’s advisory council members after extended discussions and includes books in all categories, from tots to teens. We thank our sponsors at Lenz Marketing of Decatur and the Georgia Humanities Council for their support that makes possible this important project.

Young Adults (grades 7+)

Peaches
Jodi Lynn Anderson

I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter
Lynn Cullen

The Maze Runner
James Dashner

Blood Brothers
S.A. Harazin

Pure
Terra Elan McVoy

First Shot
Walter Sorrells

Middle Readers (Grades 4-8)

Freedom Train
Evelyn Coleman

A Yellow Watermelon
Ted Dunagan

The Tree that Owns Itself and Other Adventure Tales from Georgia’s Past
Gail Karwoski & Loretta Johnson Hammer

Joseph
Shelia Moses

Yankee Girl
Mary Ann Rodman

Alexander the Great Rocks the World
Vicky Alvear Schecter

Honey Bea
Kim L. Siegelson

A Taste of Blackberries
Doris Buchanan Smith

Any Which Wall
Laurel Snyder

Each Little Bird That Sings
Deborah Wiles

Graphic Novel (Grades 4+)

Owly: The Way Home & The Bittersweet Summer
Andy Runton

Early Readers (Grades K-3)

Mittens
Lola Schaefer

Picture Books (Pre-K+)

Little Duck
Liz Conrad

14 Cows for America
Carmen Deedy (author) Thomas Gonzalez (illustrator)

Soap, Soap, Soap ~ Jabon, Jabon, Jabon
Elizabeth O. Dulemba

The Origami Master
Nathaniel Lachenmeyer

Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Eric Litwin (author) James Dean (illustrator)

The Monster Who Did My Math
Danny Schnitzlein (author) Bill Mayer (illustrator)

This is the Dream
Diane A. Shore & Jessica Alexander