This year's Georgia Children's Picture Book Award winner is Gaston written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Christian Robinson. Gaston was also the winning book (by a huge margin!) at my school. My students and teachers loved this sweet story about a poodle and a bulldog who were switched at birth.
This year's Georgia Children's Book Award winner is Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar.
Although my students enjoyed Fuzzy Mud, our school winner is The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.