Thursday, August 26, 2010

25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read


The Georgia Center for the Book will be unveiling their very first list of the ”25 Books All Young Georgians Should Read” this Saturday, August 28th, at 10 a.m.

"It’s an exciting list of books for readers from tots to teens, and we’ll have many of the authors represented on this listing on hand to sign copies of their books for you. It promises to be a wonderful morning, so head for Decatur’s lovely Square behind the Courthouse for the event"

Come on out for this one.  It should be great!


UPDATE: THE LIST IS OUT!!!

From the Georgia Center for the Book website:

Young Adults (grades 7+)

Peaches
Jodi Lynn Anderson
I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter
Lynn Cullen
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Blood Brothers
S.A. Harazin
Pure
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 Out of the Past
Gail Karwoski & Loretta Johnson Hammer
Joseph
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)

Mittens
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


Congratulations to each of these authors.  Their recognition is well-deserved.!


EIGHT DAYS UNTIL THE AJC DECATUR BOOK FESTIVAL!!!

Forecast:
Friday, September 3rd - high 88 degrees; low 68 degrees; 10% chance of rain
Saturday, September 4th - high 88 degrees; low 69 degrees; 10% chance of rain

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