Georgia State Reading Lists

2016 - 2017 Georgia Children's Picturebook Award Nominee

The Farmer and the Clown
Illustrated by: Marla Frazee
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 23, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

Whimsical and touching images tell the story of an unexpected friendship and the revelations it inspires in this moving, wordless picture book from...

Float
Illustrated by: Daniel Miyares
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: June 9, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A boy’s small paper boat—and his large imagination—fill the pages of this wordless picture book, a modern-day classic from the creator of Pardon Me!...

Gaston
(Part of Gaston and Friends)
Illustrated by: Christian Robinson
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 3, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly...

2015 - 2016 Georgia Children's Picturebook Award Nominee

All Different Now
Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Illustrated by: E.B. Lewis
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: May 6, 2014
Ages: 5 - 9

Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis.Through the eyes of one...

Draw!
Illustrated by: Raúl Colón
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: September 16, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

Based on his own childhood, beloved and award-winning artist Raúl Colón’s wordless book is about the limitless nature of creativity and imagination.A...

Grandfather Gandhi
Illustrated by: Evan Turk
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: March 11, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly...

Henri's Scissors
Illustrated by: Jeanette Winter
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: August 27, 2013
Ages: 5 - 8

Step into the colorful world of Henri Matisse and his magnificent paper cutouts!In a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile...

The Tree Lady
The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a City Forever
Illustrated by: Jill McElmurry
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: September 17, 2013
Ages: 5 - 10

Unearth the true story of green-thumbed pioneer and activist Kate Sessions, who helped San Diego grow from a dry desert town into a lush, leafy city...

2016 - 2017 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominee

Half a World Away
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: September 2, 2014
Ages: 10 - 14

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata,...

Stella by Starlight
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 6, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this Depression-era tour de...

2016 - 2017 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominee

Dime
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: May 26, 2015

The realities of teen prostitution are revealed in this eye-opening, heartbreaking story from the author of America, which Booklist called “a piercing,...

2015 - 2016 Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers Nominee

When I Was the Greatest
Photographer: Michael Frost
This edition: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publication date: January 7, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant...

2016 - 2017 Georgia Tome Society It List

The Blackthorn Key
(Part of Blackthorn Key)
This edition: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publication date: September 1, 2015
Ages: 10 - 14

Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in...

MiNRS
(Part of MiNRS)
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: September 22, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

A boy and his friends must find a way to survive in the mining tunnels after their new space colony is attacked in this gritty action-adventure novel,...

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