The Georgia Children's Book Award was established in 1968 by Professor Sheldon Root to foster a love of reading in the children of Georgia. The award is given for picture books and middle grades books, grades 4-8. Twenty nominees are selected each year by teachers, media specialists, and public librarians.
Students read the nominated titles throughout the year and cast their vote for the finalist. The winning author and illustrator are featured guests at the annual conference on Children's Literature.
Georgia Children's Book Award
Fourth and fifth grade students can join the GCBA Book Club by reading five (5) GCBA books and completing the reading log.
Return the log to the media center and join us for a end of year reading celebration. You'll also receive a button to sport on your back pack.
Students who return a completed log may be selected to compete in the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl.