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

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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.

  • Reading age : 8 – 12 years
  • Publisher : Square Fish; Reprint edition (October 11, 2011)
  • ISBN-10 : 0312674309
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0312674304

Hummingbird by Kimberly Greene (2008)

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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.

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (May 27, 2008)

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


Celebrates the Gullah culture of Georgia’s barrier islands

Reading age : 5 – 8 years
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers; First Edition (December 9, 1996)
ISBN-10 : 0679866736
ISBN-13 : 978-0679866732

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.

  • Reading age : 8 – 10 years
  • Publisher : Peachtree Pub Ltd; Second Printing edition (March 1, 1996)
  • ISBN-10 : 1561451207
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1561451203

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

Paperback | Hardcover

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

Reading age : 4 – 8 years
Publisher : Charlesbridge; Illustrated edition (January 15, 2007)
ISBN-10 : 1570915970
ISBN-13 : 978-1570915970


P is for Peach: A Georgia Alphabet by Carol Crane and illustrated by Mark Braught

Kindle | Hardcover

Learn about the natural history and the history in Georgia.

  • Reading age : 6 – 9 years
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press; 1st Edition (October 11, 2002)
  • ISBN-10 : 9781585360468
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585360468

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