Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees 2013-2014


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Presentation that displays information about the 2013-2014 Georgia Children's Book Award Nominee books. Includes book genre, AR level, AR points, Lexile level, and summary. Used to advertise books to Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl team members and middle school library patrons.

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Georgia Children's Book Award Nominees 2013-2014

  1. 1. 2013 – 2014 Georgia Children’s BOOK AWARD NOMINEES Presentation created/edited August 2013 by: Images and Book Summaries from Follett/Destiny Databases: & Accelerated Reader Data from: Lexile Data from: GCBA logo from:
  2. 2. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 3.7, Points: 5, MG • Lexile: 560 • Summary: Seven fifth- graders at Snow Hill School in Connecticut relate how their lives are changed for the BETTER by “rookie teacher,” Mr. Terupt! Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea
  3. 3. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 5.9, Points: 4, MG • Lexile: 960 • Summary: When Margie’s cousin Lupe comes from Mexico to live in California with Margie’s family, Lupe must adapt to America, while Margie, who thought it would be fun to have her cousin there, finds that she is embarrassed by her in school and jealous of her at home. Dancing Home by Alma Flor Ada
  4. 4. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 4.5, Points: 9, MG • Lexile: 670 • Summary: After a car accident strands them at opposite ends of the Blue Ridge parkway, eleven-year-old Abby and her beloved sheltie Tam overcome months filled with physical and emotional challenges to find their way back to each other. A Dog’s Way Home by Bobbie Pyron
  5. 5. • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy • AR Level: 5.8, Points: 8, MG • Lexile: 860 • Summary: Princess Celie loves Tuesdays at Castle Glower, because every Tuesday the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes a whole new wing! But when her parents, King and Queen Glower are taken captive, it falls to Celie and her knowledge of the castle to defend their home and save the kingdom. Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George
  6. 6. • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy • AR Level: 6.3, Points: 10, MG • Lexile: 920 • Summary: Three young wizards-in-training are kidnapped by an evil queen! Their familiars — Aldwyn the alley cat, Skylar the know-it-all blue jay, and Gilbert the tree frog who can see the future— set out on a dangerous journey to rescue the boys. The Familiars by Adam Jay Epstein
  7. 7. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 5.6, Points: 5, MG • Lexile: 930 • Summary: Alice’s Aunt Polly passes away and entrusts the recipe for her world-famous pie crust to her cat, which she leaves in Alice’s care, and as everyone, including Alice, tries to discover the secret ingredients, Alice learns some important lessons about faith, love, and family. Pie by Sarah Weeks
  8. 8. • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy • AR Level: 4.9, Points: 11, MG+ • Lexile: 740 • Summary: Janie Scott, newly arrived in London from Los Angeles in 1952, becomes friends with a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows, and is drawn into a dangerous adventure with Benjamin when his father is kidnapped and Russian spies try to steal his book of secrets. The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
  9. 9. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 3.9, Points: 3, MG • Lexile: 670HL • Summary: Years after Darra Monson’s father stole a minivan with Wren Abbott hiding in the back, the girls come face to face at summer camp and together they try to work through what happened to them and the impact it had on their lives. Hidden by Helen Frost
  10. 10. • Genre: Fiction - Bi-Lingual • AR Level: 5.1, Points: 3, MG • Lexile: 820 • Summary: Eleven-year-old Maximilian, a big fan of lucha libre, makes an unexpected connection with his idol, the Guardian Angel, when he takes a tumble over the railing at a match in San Antonio. Maximillian: Mystery of the Guardian Angel by Helen Frost
  11. 11. • Genre: Fiction - Survival • AR Level: 5.3, Points: 7, MG • Lexile: 790 • Summary: Abandoned by his mother in an Acadia National Park campground, Jack tries to make his way back to Boston before anyone figures out what is going on with only a small toy elephant for company! Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Jacobson
  12. 12. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 4.8, Points: 11, MG • Lexile: 790 • Summary: Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being homeschooled to entering fifth grade at a middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Wonder by R.J. Palacio
  13. 13. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 3.7, Points: 5, MG • Lexile: 560 • Summary: Aaron has trouble fitting in & is nervous about seeing his father for the first time in eight years. But while he worries about whether his dad will think he is “too weird,” Aaron is also scared that the school bully is going to beat him up! Better Than Weird by Anna Kerz
  14. 14. • Genre: Fiction – Folklore • AR Level: 4.6, Points: 6, MG • Lexile: 690 • Summary: Follows Hansel and Gretal as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based, in part, on the Grimms’ fairy tales. A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
  15. 15. • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy • AR Level: 4.8, Points: 9, MG • Lexile: 720 • Summary: Hazel and Jack are best friends until an accident with a magical mirror and a run-in with a villainous queen find Hazel on her own, entering an enchanted wood in the hopes of saving Jack’s life. Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
  16. 16. Summer on the Moon by Adrian Fogelin • Genre: Fiction – Realistic • AR Level: 4.2, Points: 10, MG • Lexile: 630 • Summary: Thirteen-year-old Socko and his mother move from their cramped, unsafe inner city apartment to a house in the suburbs, where they plan to care for Socko’s crotchety great-grandfather, but they soon discover that leaving the problems of the city behind will not be as easy as it seems.
  17. 17. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness • Genre: Fiction – • AR Level: 4.8, Points: 5, MG+ • Lexile: 730 • Summary: Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill – an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.
  18. 18. Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt • Genre: Fiction – Realistic • AR Level: 4.9, Points: 11, MG • Lexile: 850 • Summary: 14 year old Doug faces many challenges, including an abusive father, a brother traumatized by Vietnam, suspicious teachers and police officers, and isolation, but when he meets Lil - he develops a close relationship with her and finds a safe place at the local library.
  19. 19. Emerald Atlas by John Stephens • Genre: Fiction – Fantasy • AR Level: 4.9, Points: 15, MG • Lexile: 720 • Summary: Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers – and a fearsome enemy – and embark on a prophesied quest to find a magical book.
  20. 20. • Genre: Fiction – Realistic • AR Level: 3.7, Points: 5, MG • Lexile: 600 • Summary: When a new boy, Bailey, moves to town and befriends Ella because they are the only two African American students in the class, she must choose between the popularity Bailey will bring to her life and her lifelong friendship with Z. Camo Girl by Kekla Magoon
  21. 21. • Genre: Fiction – Fantasy • AR Level: 6.0, Points: 14, MG • Lexile: 900 • Summary: When Jake Limberleg brings his traveling medicine show to a small Missouri town in 1913, Natalie senses that something is wrong and, after investigating, learns that her love of automata and other machines make her the only one who can set things right! The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
  22. 22. • Genre: Fiction - Realistic • AR Level: 4.1, Points: 8, MG • Lexile: 610 • Summary: When Skye's cousin Hiroshi and his family move to Virginia from Japan, the cultural differences lead to mis- understandings and both children are unhappy at the changes in their lives--will flying the dragon kite finally bring them together? ALTERNATE Flying the Dragon by Natalie Lorenzi
  23. 23. • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy • AR Level: 5.3, Points: 9, MG • Lexile: 740 • Summary: Twelve-year-old Ben Ripley leaves his public middle school to attend the CIA's highly secretive Espionage Academy, which everyone is told is an elite science school. ALTERNATE Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
  24. 24. • Genre: Fiction - Fantasy • AR Level: 4.5, Points: 15, MG • Lexile: 680 • Summary: As mysterious circumstances bring Giuseppe, Frederick, and Hannah together, their lives soon interlock like the turning gears in a clock and they realize that each one holds a key to solving the others' mysteries. ALTERNATE Clockwork Three by Matthew J. Kirby