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The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O’Connor (2010)

Set in Carter, Georgia, young Owen is adjusting to having to move to his grandfather's house when he discovers a wonderful secret that has fallen off the train. Can he trust his nosy neighbor to help him? For middle grades.

Hummingbird by Kimberly Greene (2008)

Set in a pumpkin and watermelon farm in rural Georgia, 12-year-old March Anne must come to terms with the death of her grandmother. For middle grades.

A Net to Catch Time by Sara H. Banks (1996)

Captures the Gullah culture of Georgia's barrier islands

Simon and the Game of Chance by Robert Burch (1970)

Robert Burch tells the story of the Bradley family that live in the small town of Redwood, which was gradually becoming a suburb of Atlanta.

The Tree that Owns Itself and Other Adventures from out of the Past by Loretta C. Hammer, Gail M. Karwoski, and illustrated by James Watling (1996)

Historical fiction short stories about three centuries of Georgia’s history.


Deep in the Swamp by Donna M. Bateman and illustrated by Brian Lies (2007)

Rhyming counting text introduces the youngest reader to the creatures that live in the Okefenokee Swamp along the Georgia-Florida border.


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Roberta Gibson 2020