Georgia Children's Book AwardGrades 4-8

Given by Mary Frances Early College of Education, University of Georgia

Other Names: Georgia Book Award
197 Works 0 Books
The Georgia Children's Book Award was established in 1968 by Sheldon Root, a Professor in the Department of Language Education at the University of Georgia to foster a love of reading, and to show more introduce children to books of literary excellence. (from the GCBA website) show less
All, Winner (102), Finalist (798), Recommended (7)
All, 2023 (1), 2018 (15), 2017 (16), 2016 (18), 2015 (20), 2014 (8), 2013 (1), 2011 (20), 2010 (1), 2009 (1), 2008 (1), 2007 (20), 2006 (19), 2005 (20), 2004 (1), 2003 (1), 2002 (1), 2001 (1), 2000 (1), 1999 (1), 1998 (1), 1997 (1), 1996 (1), 1995 (1), 1994 (1), 1993 (1), 1992 (1), 1991 (1), 1990 (1), 1989 (1), 1988 (1), 1987 (1), 1986 (1), 1985 (1), 1984 (1), 1983 (1), 1982 (1), 1981 (1), 1980 (1), 1979 (1), 1978 (1), 1977 (1), 1976 (1), 1975 (1), 1974 (1), 1973 (1), 1972 (1), 1971 (1), 1970 (1), 1969 (1)

Winner 50

Millionaires for the Month by Stacy McAnulty2023
Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz2018
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar2017
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd2016
The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans2015
Wonder by R. J. Palacio2014
Hero by Mike Lupica2013
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman2011
Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn2010
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan2009
Flush by Carl Hiaasen2008
Measle and the Wrathmonk by Ian Ogilvy2007
Runt by Marion Dane Bauer2006
Loser by Jerry Spinelli2005
Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac2004
Power Of Un by Nancy Etchemendy2003
Danger In The Desert by T.S. Fields2002
My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian by Elizabeth Levy2001
The Imp That Ate My Homework by Laurence Yep2000
Frindle by Andrew Clements1999
The Best School Year Ever by Barbara Robinson1998
Mick Harte Was Here by Barbara Park1997
Time for Andrew: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn1996
Mayfield Crossing by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson1995
Jennifer Murdley's Toad by Bruce Coville1994
The Doll in the Garden: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn1993
All About Sam by Lois Lowry1992
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen1991
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom by Louis Sachar1990
The War with Grandpa by Robert Kimmel Smith1989
The Ghosts in the Attic by Betty Ren Wright1988
Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days! by Stephen Manes1987
The Secret Life of the Underwear Champ by Betty Miles1986
Skinnybones by Barbara Park1985
Nothing's Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements1984
Superfudge by Judy Blume1983
Don't Hurt Laurie! by Willo Davis Roberts1982
The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson1981
The Great Brain Does It Again by John D. Fitzgerald1980
The Pinballs by Betsy Byars1979
Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers1978
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume1977
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson1976
A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith1975
Doodle and the Go-Cart by Robert Burch1974
Hey, What's Wrong With This One? by Maia Wojciechowska1973
J.T. by Jane Wagner1972
Queenie Peavy by Robert Burch1971
Ramona the Pest by Beverly Cleary1970
Skinny by Robert Burch1969

Finalist 154

Projekt 1065 by Alan Gratz2018
Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don Brown2018
All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor2018
What Elephants Know by Eric Dinerstein2018
Lily and Dunkin by Donna Gephart2018
When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin2018
Mayday by Karen Harrington2018
House Arrest by K. A. Holt2018
Waiting for Augusta by Jessica Lawson2018
The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall2018
The Best Man by Richard Peck2018
Pax by Sara Pennypacker2018
As Brave As You by Jason Reynolds2018
Once Was a Time by Leila Sales2018
Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk2018
Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar2017
The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett2017
Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley2017
The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin2017
Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman2017
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley2017
Stella by Starlight by Sharon M. Draper2017
Death by Toilet Paper by Donna Gephart2017
Portraits of Hispanic American Heroes by Juan Felipe Herrera2017
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt2017
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson2017
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones2017
Half a World Away by Cynthia Kadohata2017
Masterminds by Gordon Korman2017
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin2017
The Red Pencil by Andrea Davis Pinkney2017
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd2016
Prairie Evers by Ellen Airgood2016
This Journal Belongs to Ratchet by Nancy Cavanaugh2016
Saturday Boy by David Fleming2016
Absolutely Almost by Lisa Graff2016
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz2016
Hope Is a Ferris Wheel by Robin Herrera2016
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm2016
The Mark of the Dragonfly by Jaleigh Johnson2016
How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes Are Untied by Jess Keating2016
Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana2016
The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley2016
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord2016
SYLO (The SYLO Chronicles) by D. J. MacHale2016
Nickel Bay Nick by Dean Pitchford2016
The Girl from Felony Bay by J. E. Thompson2016
Loot by Jude Watson2016
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson2016
The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans2015
The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp by Kathi Appelt2015
Serafina's Promise by Ann E. Burg2015
The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy2015
Mountain Dog by Margarita Engle2015
Twerp by Mark Goldblatt2015
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein2015
Chomp by Carl Hiaasen2015
One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt2015
Ungifted by Gordon Korman2015
Eight Keys by Suzanne LaFleur2015
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine2015
March: Book One by John Lewis2015
The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindler's List by Leon Leyson2015
The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen2015
Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin2015
Rump: The True Story of Rumplestiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff2015
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan2015
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage2015
Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool2015
Wonder by R. J. Palacio2014
Hidden by Helen Frost2014
Maximilian & the Mystery of the Guardian Angel: A Bilingual Lucha Libre Thriller (Max's Lucha Libre Adventures) (English and Spanish Edition) by Xavier Garza2014
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz2014
Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson2014
Better Than Weird by Anna Kerz2014
The Apothecary by Maile Meloy2014
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu2014
The Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman2011
Hummingbird by Kimberly Greene Angle2011
The Castle Corona by Sharon Creech2011
The Year the Swallows Came Early by Kathryn Fitzmaurice2011
Diamond Willow by Helen Frost2011
A Tugging String: A Novel About Growing Up During the Civil Rights Era by David T. Greenberg2011
Chase by Jessie Haas2011
Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes2011
Go Big or Go Home by Will Hobbs2011
Seekers #1: The Quest Begins by Erin Hunter2011
We Can't All Be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings2011
House of Dance by Beth Kephart2011
The Last Girls of Pompeii by Kathryn Lasky2011
Savvy by Ingrid Law2011
Storyteller by Edward Myers2011
Child of Dandelions by Shenaaz Nanji2011
Bringing the Boy Home by N. A. Nelson2011
Darkwing by Kenneth Oppel2011
The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas2011
Dragon's Egg by Sarah L. Thomson2011
Never Mind!: A Twin Novel by Avi2007
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett2007
Funerals and Fly Fishing by Mary Bartek2007
The Wizard Test by Hilari Bell2007
Little Cricket by Jackie Brown2007
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech2007
The Giant Rat of Sumatra: or Pirates Galore by Sid Fleischman2007
Abner & Me by Dan Gutman2007
The Truth About Sparrows by Marian Hale2007
Leaving Protection by Will Hobbs2007
The Breaker Boys by Pat Hughes2007
Scrib by David Ives2007
Bird by Angela Johnson2007
Truesight by David Stahler Jr.2007
Here Today by Ann M. Martin2007
Looking for Bobowicz: A Hoboken Chicken Story by Daniel Pinkwater2007
Blue Jasmine by Kashmira Sheth2007
Spy Goddess, Book One: Live and Let Shop by Michael P. Spradlin2007
When Ratboy Lived Next Door by Chris Woodworth2007
Tyler on Prime Time by Steve Atinsky2006
The Goblin Wood by Hilari Bell2006
Attack of the Mutant Underwear by Tom Birdseye2006
Hoop Girlz by Lucy Jane Bledsoe2006
Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko2006
Every Day and All the Time by Sis Deans2006
Double Dutch by Sharon M. Draper2006
Who Is Stealing the 12 Days of Christmas? by Martha Freeman2006
The Gorillas of Gill Park by Amy Gordon2006
Guerrilla Season by Pat Hughes2006
Room in the Heart by Sonia Levitin2006
Fame and Glory in Freedom, Georgia by Barbara O'Connor2006
Yankee Girl by Mary Ann Rodman2006
Brainboy and the DeathMaster by Tor Seidler2006
Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo by Greg Leitich Smith2006
The Revealers by Doug Wilhelm2006
The Red Rose Box by Brenda Woods2006
Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee2006
Loser by Jerry Spinelli2005
Crossing the Panther's Path by Elizabeth Alder2005
Ashes of Roses by Mary Jane Auch2005
The Folk Keeper by Franny Billingsley2005
Forbidden Forest: The Story Of Little John And Robin Hood by Michael Cadnum2005
Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey2005
Jericho Walls by Kristi Collier2005
The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney2005
Coraline by Neil Gaiman2005
The Secret Within by Theresa Martin Golding2005
Hannah, Divided by Adele Griffin2005
Soldier Boys by Dean Hughes2005
Torn Thread by Anne Isaacs2005
The Boxer (Sunburst Book) by Kathleen Karr2005
An Ocean Apart, a World Away by Lensey Namioka2005
How to Disappear Completely and Never Be Found by Sara Nickerson2005
Trouble Don't Last by Shelley Pearsall2005
Rising Water (Aladdin Fiction) by P.J. Petersen2005
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. Tolan2005
Goosed! by Bill Wallace2005


The Georgia Children's Book Award was established in 1968 by Sheldon Root, a Professor in the Department of Language Education at the University of Georgia to foster a love of reading, and to introduce children to books of literary excellence. (from the GCBA website) (English, Member-written)
Annual awards given in two categories: picturebooks and middle grade books. The selection process involves teachers, school library media specialists, public librarians, and youth from across the state of Georgia in the USA. The award is connected to Georgia Conference on Children's Literature. (English, Member-written)


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