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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!
Book Award: "Projekt 1065" by Alan Gratz
Picturebook Award: "It Came in the Mail" by Ben Clanton
Book Award: "Fuzzy Mud" by Louis Sachar
Picturebook Award: "Gaston" by Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson
Book Award: "A Snicker of Magic" by Natalie Lloyd
Picturebook Award: "Breaking News: Bear Alert" by David Biedrzycki
Book Award: "Michael Vey: the Prisoner of Cell 25" by Richard Paul Evans
Picturebook Award: "Ol' Clip-Clop: A Ghost Story" by Patricia McKissack and Eric Velasquez
Book Award: "Wonder" by R.J. Palacio
Picturebook Award: "Sylvie" by Jennifer Sattler
Book Award: "Hero" by Mike Lupica
Picturebook Award: "When a Dragon Moves in" by Jodi Moore and Howard McWilliam
Book Award: "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
Picturebook Award: "I Need My Monster" by Amanda Noll and Howard McWilliam
Book Award: "The Golly-Whopper Games" by Jody Feldman
Picturebook Award: "Aliens are Coming! The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast" by Meghan McCarthy