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Booklists2018-05-24T14:02:46+00:00

Booklists

The Georgia Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl 2018-19 Booklist is now available. Elementary schools will read the 10 books marked for Grades 4-5 that are nominees for the 2018-19 GCBA Award. Middle Schools will only read the 10 books marked for Grades 6-8 that are nominees for the 2018-19 GCBA Award.  The High Schools will read the 20 books that are nominees for the 2018-19 Georgia Peach Award.

The following list is for elementary schools.

  1. Akins, Laura. (2017). Fred Korematsu Speaks Up (Illus. Yutaka Houlette). Berkeley, CA: Heyday. Lexile (not available)
  2. Brown, Jennifer. (2015). How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel. New York, NY: Bloomsbury. Lexile = 750L
  3. Edge, Christopher. (2016). The Many Worlds of Albie Bright. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 960L
  4. Helget, Nicole. (2017). The End of the Wild. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Lexile (not available)
  5. Hicks, Deron R. (2017). The Van Gogh Deception. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lexile = 750L
  6. Johnson, Jaleigh. (2017). The Quest to the Uncharted Lands. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 830L
  7. McGhee, Holly M. (2017). Matylda, Bright and Tender. Somerville, MA: Candlewick. Lexile (not available)
  8. O’Donnell Tubb, Kristin. (2017). A Dog Like Daisy. New York, NY: Katherine Tegen Books. Lexile = 550L
  9. Souders, Taryn. (2015). Dead Possums are Fair Game. New York, NY: Sky Pony Press. Lexile = 770L
  10. Torres, Jennifer. (2017). Stef Soto, Taco Queen. New York, NY: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Lexile = 780L

The following list is for middle schools.

  1. Cartaya, Pablo. (2017). The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora. New York, NY: Viking. Lexile = 750L
  2. Freedman, Russell. (2016). We Will Not Be Silent: The White Rose Student Resistance Movement that Defied Adolf Hitler. New York, NY: Clarion. Lexile = 630L
  3. Gratz, Alan. (2017). Refugee. New York, NY: Scholastic. Lexile = 800L
  4. Lowery, Lynda Blackmon, Leacock, Elspeth, & Buckley, Susan. (2015). Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March (Illus. P.J. Loughran). New York, NY: Speak. Lexile = 780L
  5. Markell, Denis. (2016). Click Here to Start. New York, NY: Delacorte. Lexile = 670L
  6. Reynolds, Jason. (2016). Ghost. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Lexile = 730L
  7. Sheinkin, Steve. (2017). Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team. New York, NY: Roaring Brook Press. Lexile = 980L
  8. Smith, Ronald. (2015). Hoodoo. New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Lexile = 600L
  9. Standish, Ali. (2017). The Ethan I was Before. New York, NY: HarperCollins. Lexile = 730L
  10. Wientge, Kristi. (2017). Karma Khullar’s Mustache. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster. Lexile (not available)

The following list is for high schools.

  1. Allegedly by Tiffany Jackson, Mystery
  2. Bang by Barry Lyga, Realistic
  3. Don’t Get Caught by Kurt Dinan, Humor
  4. Frozen Charlotte by Alex Bell, Horror
  5. Girls Made of Snow and Glass by Melissa Bashardoust, Fantasy
  6. Gutless by Carl Deuker, Sports
  7. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, Realistic
  8. How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather, Fantasy
  9. Mars One by Jonathan Maberry, Sci-Fi
  10. Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, Realistic
  11. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord, Realistic
  12. Orange: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 by Ichigo Takano, Graphic Novel
  13. Radio Silence by Alice Oseman, Realistic
  14. Scythe by Neal Shusterman, Sci-Fi
  15. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon, Realistic
  16. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, Romance
  17. Warcross by Marie Lu, Sci-Fi
  18. What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum, Realistic
  19. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon, Romance
  20. Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, Fantasy