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The Georgia Children's Book Award was established in 1968 by Sheldon Root, professor in the Department of Language Education in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. The purpose of the award is to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia and to introduce them to books of literary excellence. The annual award is given in two categories: picturebooks and middle grade books. The selection process involves teachers, school library media specialists, public librarians, and tens of thousands of youth from across the state.
"It Came in the Mail," written and illustrated by Ben Clanton (Picturebook, Grades K-4 winner) and "Projekt 1065," written by Alan Gratz (Book, Grades 4-8 winner)
Online voting for the Georgia Children's Picturebook and Book Award is Jan. 1-March 1. Winners are announced at the Georgia Conference on Children's Literature later in March.VOTE NOW
We welcome votes from schools and public libraries across Georgia. Here, we offer voting guidelines and resources to make the process simple and fun!