Books

Claiming Georgia Tate

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An ode to the solace of family, the mercy of strangers, and the healing power of hope.

  • New York Public Library Books for the Teen Age
  • Voice of Youth Advocates Review Editor's Choice
  • BookSense Summer Pick
  • Southern Independent Bookseller's Alliance Book Award, Children's Nominee

Ages 14 and up, Grade 9 and up | Candlewick Press, hardcover May 2005 | Walker Books (UK), paperback December 2006 | Candlewick Press, paperback April 2007 Read more about Claiming Georgia Tate.

Come August, Come Freedom

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Based on true events, this powerful novel illuminates a little known corner of American history as it honors the extraordinary will of one man.  

  • 2013 Jefferson Cup Honor Book
  • 2013 Library of Virginia People’s Choice Fiction Award
  • Fall 2012, SIBA Okra Pick
  • 2012 CYBILS Award nominee, young adult fiction
  • Bank Street College Children’s Book Committee, 2013 Best Children's Books of the Year
  • Richmond Public Library, YAVA Award

Middle-grade historical fiction, Ages 12 and Up, Grades 7 and Up | Candlewick Press, hardcover September 2012 | ISBN: 0763647926 / 9780763647926 Read more about Come August, Come Freedom.

CHANCEY: HORSES OF THE MAURY RIVER STABLES

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Told through Chancey’s eyes in the classic literary tradition of great horse stories, here is an entrancing equine tale about bravery, destiny, and hope -- and about sharing the magic of a second chance. 

  • William Allen White Masters List, grades 3-5
  • 2009 SIBA Book Award, nominee
  • 2008 New Voices Pick, Association of Booksellers for Children

Middle-grade fiction, Ages 10-14, Grade 4-9 | Candlewick Press, hardcover May 2008 | ISBN 978-0-7636-3439-1 Read more about Chancey.

MACADOO: HORSES OF THE MAURY RIVER STABLES

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A sequel to Chancey of the Maury River, this heart-tugging story focuses on Macadoo – the gentle giant of the Maury River Stables.


Middle-grade fiction, Ages 9 and up, Grade 4 and up | Candlewick Press, hardcover August 2013 | ISBN: 978-0-7636-3766-8 

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DANTE: HORSES OF THE MAURY RIVER STABLES

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Handsome but headstrong, a retired racehorse finds a second chance in this affecting, fast-paced novel told straight from the horse’s mouth.


Middle-grade fiction, Ages 8 and up, Grade 3 and up | Candlewick Press, hardcover April 2015 | ISBN: 0763673323 / 9780763673321

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TWO FOR JOY

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When an adored—and very independent—aunt suffers a fall and comes to live with them, Jenna and her mom discover what makes a family bond unbreakable.

  • Amazon Best Children’s Book of the Month, June 2015, Ages 6-8

illustrated by Abigail Marble | Middle-grade fiction, Ages 7-9, Grade 2 - 4 | Candlewick Press, hardcover June 2015 

ISBN: 9780763630102 Read more about Two for Joy.

A CERTAIN STRAIN OF PECULIAR

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  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year, title of outstanding merit 
  • Voice of Youth Advocates, Editor’s Choice 

ANTHOLOGIEs

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Gigi's essays and short stories appear in these excellent anthologies:

  • "You Can Lead a Horse to Water, But Can You Make Her Read?” in TACKLE READING, Creative Minds Publications, 2017 
  • “Good Bean” in ABUNDANT GRACE, Paycock Press, 2016  
  • “The Superpower of Observation” in 50 REASON TO WRITE: MINI-LESSONS, PROMPTS, AND INSPIRATIONS FOR TEACHERS, Stenhouse Publishers, 2015 
  • “River Girl” in BREAKFAST ON MARS AND 37 OTHER DELECTABLE ESSAYS, Roaring Brook Press, 2013 
  • “Wanted: Magnanimous, Exquisite Women!” in OUR WHITE HOUSE: LOOKING IN LOOKING OUT, Candlewick Press, 2008 

    

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