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Georgia Book Awards 2010-2011


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Books nominated for the 2010-2011 Georgia Children's Book Award

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Georgia Book Awards 2010-2011

  1. 1. Georgia Children’s Book Award<br />2010 Nominees<br />
  2. 2. Bringing the Boy Home<br />Nina A. Nelson<br />Two young boys. An unforgiving jungle. One shared destiny.<br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  3. 3. Storyteller<br />Edward Myers<br />“Once upon a time”…Jack met a one-eyed robber, a mysterious illusionist, and a melancholy princess…<br />and that was only the beginning…<br />Image © Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin<br />
  4. 4. Diamond Willow<br />Helen Frost<br />One mistake can have frightening consequences . . . And when Willow stumbles, it takes a surprising group of friends to help her make things right again.<br />Image © Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), an imprint of MacMillan Books<br />
  5. 5. We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes<br />Patrick Jennings<br />“Gunnar thinks I'll be his adoring pet. He's wrong. <br />In fact, I am planning my escape.”<br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  6. 6. The Year the Swallows Came Early<br />Kathryn Fitzmaurice<br />Groovy Robinson loves cooking and plans to go to culinary school just as soon as she's old enough. But even Groovy'sthoughtfully-planned menus won't fix the things that start to go wrong the year she turns eleven.<br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  7. 7. A Tugging String<br />David Greenberg<br />When a black woman struggling to become a voter reaches out to Martin Luther King Jr. for help, she sets in motion a series of events that will open twelve-year-old Duvy’seyes to the reality of racial inequality and forever change the course of history.<br />Image © Dutton Juvenile, a division of Penguin Books<br />
  8. 8. The Castle Corona<br />Sharon Creech<br />Long ago and far away . . . There was a castle. But not just any castle. This was a castle that glittered and sparkled and rose majestically above the banks of the winding Winono River: the Castle Corona.<br />Image © Harper Collins<br />
  9. 9. Bird Lake Moon<br />Kevin Henkes<br />Spencer thought the house might be haunted. <br />Mitch knew it wasn't. And he knew why. <br />Image © Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins<br />
  10. 10. Chase<br />Jessie Haas<br />With only his own wits to rely on, Phin hops a train to flee his small town. But there's a mysterious man on his trail—a man with a horse that tracks like a bloodhound.<br />Image © Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins<br />
  11. 11. Go Big or Go Home<br />Will Hobbs<br />Brady develops both awesome and frightening symptoms after a meteorite crashes into his house. Is it a prize or a menace?<br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  12. 12. Hummingbird<br />Kimberly Greene Angle<br />When her grandmother suffers a heart attack, March Anne must face an uncertain future and confront her past.<br />Image © Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), an imprint of MacMillan Books<br />
  13. 13. The Gollywhopper Games<br />Jody Feldman<br />Gil Goodson's future happiness depends on winning the Golly Toy & Game Company's ultimate competition. Oh, and did we mention that Gil's every step—and every mistake—will be broadcast on national television?<br />Image © Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins<br />
  14. 14. Dragon’s Egg<br />Sarah L. Thompson<br />Mella dreams about the dragons of legend, even though hardly anyone believes they still exist. Until one day changes everything.<br />Image © Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins<br />
  15. 15. The Last Girls of Pompeii<br />Kathryn Lasky<br />When Mt. Vesuvius erupts in A.D. 79, Julia’s and Sura’s fates are forever altered, forcing them both to face the true meaning of freedom.<br />Image © Viking Juvenile, a division of Penguin Books<br />
  16. 16. The Magic Thief<br />Sarah Prineas<br />Conn should have dropped dead the day he picked Nevery's pocket and touched the wizard's locus magicalicus, a stone used to focus magic and work spells. But for some reason he did not.<br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  17. 17. Seekers: The Quest Begins<br />Erin Hunter<br />Three young bears from different species find themselves brought together on a perilous journey as they set their paths toward a future they cannot yet imagine…<br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  18. 18. Child of the Dandelions<br />ShenaazNanji<br />In Uganda in 1972, President Idi Amin announces that foreign Indians must be “weeded" out of Uganda in ninety days. How can Sabine leave her grandfather, and where will her family go to begin a new life?<br />Image © Boyds Mills Press<br />
  19. 19. Darkwing<br />Kenneth Oppel<br />As the sun sets on the time of the dinosaurs, a new world is left in its wake. . . . <br />Image © HarperCollins<br />
  20. 20. House of Dance<br />Beth Kephart<br />When Rosie stumbles into the House of Dance, she finally finds a way to restore the source of her grandfather's greatest joy. <br />Image © HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins<br />
  21. 21. Savvy<br />Ingrid Law<br />Thirteen is when a Beaumont’s savvy hits—and with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets.<br />Image © Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Books<br />