Georgia Center for the Book

"Books All Young Georgians Should Read" for 2022







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Hotdog by Donnelly

About Kim

When Kim Zachman was a kid, she drove her parents crazy asking “Why?” She still asks a lot of questions, and when she finds fun, fascinating answers, she writes about them. She lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Peanut Butter by Donnelly

About There's No Ham in Hamburgers

Why is there no ham in hamburgers? How did we make ice cream before we could make ice? How did hot dogs get their name? From the origins of pizza (which got a big boost from Clarence Birdseye, of all people) to the Cornell professor who invented chicken fingers, There’s No Ham in Hamburgers has all the ingredients for an entertaining and educational middle-grade read. Packed with informative sidebars, recipes, and experiments, along with fabulously funny illustrations by Peter Donnelly, this book is a reading recipe that kids will sink their teeth into!

Hamburger by Donnelly


Who Invented the Hamburger?

Lots of people claim to be the inventor of America’s favorite sandwich, but who do you think should get the credit? There are four leading contenders for the title of “Hamburger Inventor.” Vote for your favorite.

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National Pepperoni Pizza Day

  September 20th is  National Pepperoni Pizza Day! Americans really, really love pizza. Every day, we eat enough pizza to cover 75 football fields! And a lot of them have pepperoni on them. One might assume that pepperoni reached American shores with the Italian immigrants just like pizza did, but that’s not what happened. Pepperoni…

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Chocolate by Donnelly