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Books All Young Georgians Should Read

Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2019

  • Cece Loves Science
    Shelli R. Johannes (Co-author)
  • Meet Miss Fancy
    Irene Latham
  • Hands Up!
    Breanna J. McDaniel
  • The Roots of Rap
    Frank Morrison (Illustrator)
  • Thread of Love
    Kabir and Surishtha Sehgal
  • Little Taco Truck
    Tanya Valentine
  • Aru Shah and the Song of Death: A Pandava Novel Book 2 (Pandava Series)
    Roshani Chokshi
  • Ellie Engineer, the Next Level
    Jackson Pearce
  • Amal Unbound
    Aisha Saeed
  • You Asked for Perfect
    Laura Silverman

Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2018

  • Can I Touch Your Hair?
    Irene Latham, co-author
  • Hidden Figures
    Laura Freeman, illustrator
  • Festival of Colors
    Surishtha & Kabir Sehgal
  • Ellie, Engineer
    Jackson Pearce
  • Aru Shah and the End of Time
    Roshani Chokshi
  • Pride Wars: The Spinner Prince
    Matt Laney
  • Black Panther
    Brian Stelfreeze, illustrator
  • Dear Martin
    Nic Stone
  • The Taxonomy of Love
    Rachael Allen
  • Leah on the Offbeat
    Becky Albertalli

10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2017

  • Crossing Ebenezer Creek
    Tonya Bolden
  • Flop to the Top
    Eleanor Davis; Drew Weing
  • Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
    Jaye Robin Brown
  • The Jekyll Island Chronicles, Volume 1: A Machine Age War
    Steve Nedvidek; Ed Crowell; Jack Lowe; J. Moses Nester, Illustrator; S.J. Miller, Illustrator
  • March, Volume 3
    Rep. John Lewis; Andrew Aydin; Nate Powell
  • Orphan Island
    Laurel Snyder
  • Seven and a half Tons of Steel
    Thomas Gonzalez, Illustrator
  • The King of Birds
    Acree Graham Macam; Natalie Nelson, Illustrator
  • The Radius of Us
    Marie Marquardt
  • The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet
    Carmen Agra Deedy

10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2016

  • Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda
    Becky Albertalli
  • The Star-Touched Queen
    Roshani Chokshi
  • More-igami
    Dori Kleber
  • Written In The Stars
    Aisha Saeed
  • The Wheels On The Tuk Tuk
    Kabir Sehgal and Surishtha Sehgal
  • Thor Speaks!: A Guide To The Realms By The Norse God Of Thunder
    Vicky Alvear Shecter
  • Swan: The Life And Death Of Anna Pavlova
    Laurel Snyder
  • The Meaning Of Maggie: A Novel
    Megan Jean Sovern
  • Last In A Long Line Of Rebels
    Lisa Lewis Tyre
  • Mermin Vol 3: Deep Dive
    Joey Weiser

10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2015

  • I Got the Rhythm
    Connie Schofield-Morrison, illustrated by Frank Morrison
  • Philip Reid Saves the Statue of Freedom
    illustrated by R. Gregory Christie
  • Circle, Square, Moose
    Kelly Bingham
  • Missy's Super Duper Royal Deluxe: Class Pets
    Susan Nees
  • Revolution: The Sixties Trilogy
    Deborah Wiles
  • Bigger Than a Bread Box
    Laurel Snyder
  • A Bird on Water Street
    Elizabeth Dulemba
  • Being Friends with Boys
    Terra Elan McVoy
  • All Those Broken Angels
    Peter Adam Saloman
  • March
    John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell

10 Books All Young Georgians Should Read 2014

Young Adults (grades 7+)

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+)

Jodi Lynn Anderson

I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter
Lynn Cullen

The Maze Runner
James Dashner

Blood Brothers
S.A. Harazin

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

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)

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