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  • 1. Georgia Childrens Book Award
    2010 Nominees
    Grades 4-8
    Dr. Linda DeGroff, Chair

2. Georgia Childrens Book Award
2010 Committee Members
Grades 4-8
Georgia Childrens Book Awards
Diana Berry
Claudia Henderson
Shan Peters
Lori Schink
Debby Tozzi
3. Bringing the Boy Home
Nina A. Nelson
Two young boys. An unforgiving jungle. One shared destiny.
Image HarperCollins
4. Storyteller
Edward Myers
Once upon a timeJack met a one-eyed robber, a mysterious illusionist, and a melancholy princess
and that was only the beginning
Image Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin
5. Diamond Willow
Helen Frost
One mistake can have frightening consequences . . . And when Willow stumbles, it takes a surprising group of friends to help her make things right again.
Image Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), an imprint of MacMillan Books
6. We Cant All Be Rattlesnakes
Patrick Jennings
Gunnar thinks I'll be his adoring pet. He's wrong.
In fact, I am planning my escape.
Image HarperCollins
7. The Year the Swallows Came Early
Kathryn Fitzmaurice
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.
Image HarperCollins
8. A Tugging String
David Greenberg
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 Duvyseyes to the reality of racial inequality and forever change the course of history.
Image Dutton Juvenile, a division of Penguin Books
9. The Castle Corona
Sharon Creech
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.
Image Harper Collins
10. Bird Lake Moon
Kevin Henkes
Spencer thought the house might be haunted.
Mitch knew it wasn't. And he knew why.
Image Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins
11. Chase
Jessie Haas
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 traila man with a horse that tracks like a bloodhound.
Image Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins
12. Go Big or Go Home
Will Hobbs
Brady develops both awesome and frightening symptoms after a meteorite crashes into his house. Is it a prize or a menace?
Image HarperCollins
13. Hummingbird
Kimberly Greene Angle
When her grandmother suffers a heart attack, March Anne must face an uncertain future and confront her past.
Image Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), an imprint of MacMillan Books
14. The Gollywhopper Games
Jody Feldman
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 stepand every mistakewill be broadcast on national television?
Image Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins
15. Dragons Egg
Sarah L. Thompson
Mella dreams about the dragons of legend, even though hardly anyone believes they still exist. Until one day changes everything.
Image Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins
16. The Last Girls of Pompeii
Kathryn Lasky
When Mt. Vesuvius erupts in A.D. 79, Julias and Suras fates are forever altered, forcing them both to face the true meaning of freedom.
Image Viking Juvenile, a division of Penguin Books
17. The Magic Thief
Sarah Prineas
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.
Image HarperCollins
18. Seekers: The Quest Begins
Erin Hunter
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
Image HarperCollins
19. Child of the Dandelions
ShenaazNanji
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?
Image Boyds Mills Press
20. Darkwing
Kenneth Oppel
As the sun sets on the time of the dinosaurs, a new world is left in its wake. . . .
Image HarperCollins
21. House of Dance
Beth Kephart
When Rosie stumbles into the House of Dance, she finally finds a way to restore the source of her grandfather's greatest joy.
Image HarperTeen, an imprint of HarperCollins
22. Savvy
Ingrid Law
Thirteen is when a Beaumonts savvy hitsand with one brother who causes hurricanes and another who creates electricity, Mibs Beaumont is eager to see what she gets.
Image Puffin Books, a division of Penguin Books