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Georgia Book Awards

The Georgia Book Award program is sponsored by the College of Education at the University of Georgia. The purpose of the program is to foster the love of reading in the children of Georgia, and to introduce them to books of literary excellence. For more information about the selection of books, previous winners or teaching resources, click here.

Mrs. Goff

2024-2025 Georgia Chapter Book Award Nominees

The Door of No Return
To Catch a Thief
Little Monarchs
Two Tribes
The Mona Lisa Vanishes
Not an Easy Win
Good Different
Farther Than the Moon
A Work in Progress
It's the End of the World and I'm in My Bathing Suit
The Mystery of the Radcliffe Riddle
What Happened to Rachel Riley?
The Way I Say It
Parachute Kids
The Manifestor Prophecy
A Rover's Story

Printable Bibliography


2023-2024 Georgia Chapter Book Award Nominees

Thirst book cover
Falling Short book cover
Miss Quinces book cover
Golden Girl book cover
Midnight Children book cover
Super Troop book cover
Ride On book cover
How to Find What You're Not Looking For book cover
Attack of the Black Rectangles book cover
List of Unspeakable Fears book cover
Too Bright to See book cover
Honestly Elliott book cover
Mwikali and the Forbidden Mask book cover
Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun
Tumble book cover
Air book cover
Omar Rising book cover
Ellen Outside the Line book cover
Summer of June book cover
Maizy Chen's Last Chance book cover


Georgia Chapter Book Nominees
(printable bibliography)


Georgia Picture Book Nominees
(printable bibliography)


Georgia Book Award Winners

Millionaires for a Month book cover
Chez Bob book cover


Previous Georgia Book Award Nominees

Chapter Books Picture Books
2012-2013 2013-2014 2012-2013 2013-2014
2014-2015 2015-2016 2014-2015 2015-2016
2016-2017 2017-2018 2016-2017 2017-2018
2018-2019 2019-2020 2018-2019 2019-2020
2020-2021 2021-2022 2020-2021 2021-2022
2022-2023 2023-2024 2022-2023 2023-2024


Why Use Picture Books With Older Students?

  • Picture books can be an important teaching tool for any age. They provide a highly visual way to engage students in reading and writing. They deal with almost any topic imaginable, so they can be used in any academic area.  Use the links on the left to explore titles for each subject.
  • Due to their brevity and brilliant illustrations, picture books are a literary form enjoyed by people of all ages.
  • Concise language combined with lavish illustrations stimulates the imagination.
  • Many themes or stories reflect the experiences, concerns and personal issues crucial to older grades.
  • Some picture books are written for a more mature audience with sophisticated humor and story lines.
  • Picture books can provide or engage background knowledge for many topics of study.
  • Picture books can be used as a springboard for discussions.
  • Picture books enhance motivation and learning in content subjects more effectively than text books.
  • Picture books appeal to visual learners.
  • Reading and response time using a picture book is possible in one class period.
  • Picture books serve as good models for writing and can be used to study literary elements, story structure, and writing styles.
  • Picture books contain proactive issues and moral dilemmas that stimulate critical thinking and discussion.
  • Picture books can be used to study differences in genre, in a format accessible to all students.
  • Picture books can be used to show ways in which illustrations communicate meaning
  • By providing less text and illustrations that carry part of the meaning, picture books can provide scaffolding for special needs students.
  • Picture books aid in vocabulary development.
  • By providing less text and illustrations that carry part of the meaning, picture books can provide scaffolding for special needs students.
  • Reading picture books aloud provides practice in public speaking with nonthreatening material.
  • Reading picture books aloud to students provides practice in listening skills.
  • Reading picture books aloud to students provides a model of fluent reading.
  • Reading picture books aloud to students exhibits the teacher's enthusiasm for literature, which might assist reluctant readers.
  • Picture books may cause students to reflect on values and can be used to highlight specific character traits.
  • Illustrations in picture books can be used to study different art media and technique.