Booklists

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2017-18 Booklist is now available. Elementary and Middle schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2017-18 GCBA Award. These books are divided into three categories so that there are 20 books each for Gr. 4-5 and Gr. 6-8 (15 shared titles for both grade ranges, and 5 books unique to each grade range). The High schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2017-18 Georgia Peach Award.

The following list is for elementary schools.

  1. Brown, Don. (2015). Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lexile = GN920L
  2. Connor, Leslie. (2016). All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins. Lexile = 540L
  3. Dinerstein, Eric. (2016). What Elephants Know. Los Angeles, CA: DisneyHyperion. Lexile = 790L
  4. Gephart, Donna. (2016). Lily and Dunkin. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 680L
  5. Gratz, Alan. (2016). Projekt 1065. New York, NY: Scholastic. Lexile = 780L
  6. Griffin, Paul. (2016). When Friendship Followed Me Home. New York, NY: Dial. Lexile = 590L
  7. Harrington, Karen. (2016). Mayday. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Lexile = 590L
  8. Holt, K.A. (2015). House Arrest. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle. Lexile = 610L
  9. Lawson, Jessica. (2016). Waiting for Augusta. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Children. Lexile = 830L
  10. Pearsall, Shelley. (2016). The Seventh Most Important Thing. New York, NY: Yearling. Lexile = 760L
  11. Peck, Richard. (2016). The Best Man. New York, NY: Dial. Lexile = 540L
  12. Pennypacker, Sara. (2016). Pax. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray. Lexile = 760L
  13. Reynolds, Jason. (2016). As Brave As You. New York, NY: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Lexile = 750L
  14. Sales, Leila. (2016). Once Was a Time. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle. Lexile = 760L
  15. Wolk, Lauren. (2016). Wolf Hollow. New York, NY: Dutton Lexile = 800L
  16. Anderson, John David. (2016). Ms. Bixby’s Last Day. New York, NY: Walden Pond Press. Lexile = 800L
  17. Bahkin, Nora Raleigh. (2016). Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story. New York, NY: Atheneum. Lexile = 730L
  18. Brown, Peter. (2016). The Wild Robot. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Lexile = 740L
  19. Jung, Mike. (2016). Unidentified Suburban Object. New York, NY: Arthur A. Levine. Lexile = 830L
  20. Vaught, Susan. (2015). Footer Davis Probably is Crazy. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. Lexile = 800L
The following list is for middle schools.

  1. Brown, Don. (2015). Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lexile = GN920L
  2. Connor, Leslie. (2016). All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins. Lexile = 540L
  3. Dinerstein, Eric. (2016). What Elephants Know. Los Angeles, CA: DisneyHyperion. Lexile = 790L
  4. Gephart, Donna. (2016). Lily and Dunkin. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 680L
  5. Gratz, Alan. (2016). Projekt 1065. New York, NY: Scholastic. Lexile = 780L
  6. Griffin, Paul. (2016). When Friendship Followed Me Home. New York, NY: Dial. Lexile = 590L
  7. Harrington, Karen. (2016). Mayday. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Lexile = 590L
  8. Holt, K.A. (2015). House Arrest. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle. Lexile = 610L
  9. Lawson, Jessica. (2016). Waiting for Augusta. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster Books for Young Children. Lexile = 830L
  10. Pearsall, Shelley. (2016). The Seventh Most Important Thing. New York, NY: Yearling. Lexile = 760L
  11. Peck, Richard. (2016). The Best Man. New York, NY: Dial. Lexile = 540L
  12. Pennypacker, Sara. (2016). Pax. New York, NY: Balzer + Bray. Lexile = 760L
  13. Reynolds, Jason. (2016). As Brave As You. New York, NY: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books. Lexile = 750L
  14. Sales, Leila. (2016). Once Was a Time. San Francisco, CA: Chronicle. Lexile = 760L
  15. Wolk, Lauren. (2016). Wolf Hollow. New York, NY: Dutton Lexile = 800L
  16. Alexander, Kwame. (2016). Booked. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lexile = 660L
  17. Legrand, Claire. (2016). Some Kind of Happiness. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster. Lexile = 580L
  18. Ryan, Pam Muñoz. (2015). Echo. New York, NY: Scholastic. Lexile = 680L
  19. Schmidt, Gary D. (2015). Orbiting Jupiter. New York, NY: Clarion. Lexile = 740L
  20. Sepetys, Ruta. (2016). Salt to the Sea. New York, NY: Philomel. Lexile = HL560L
The following list is for high schools.

  1. All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
  2. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
  3. Code of Honor by Alan Grantz
  4. Dan Versus Nature by Don Calame
  5. The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
  6. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
  7. The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter
  8. Girl In Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  9. Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard
  10. Holding Smoke by Elle Cosimano
  11. Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  12. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova
  13. My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows
  14. Scarlet Epstein Hates it Here by Anna Breslaw
  15. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  16. This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
  17. True Letter from a Fictional Life by Kenneth Logan
  18. We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
  19. When We Collided by Emery Lord
  20. Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin