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:Youth Reading List:

25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read

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