MS Children's Museum

Magnolia Book Awards

A children’s choice award for the state of Mississippi

The Magnolia Book Awards are given annually to the book voted by the children and teens of Mississippi as their favorite in four age categories. The purpose of the Magnolia Book Awards is to introduce Mississippi children and teens to current literature and to instill a love of reading.

Children in grades K-12 who are students in Mississippi are eligible to participate in the voting and nominating. Voting is held annually in February, with winners announced at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival each April.

Voting for 2015 begins next Februrary!

Winners and runners up for 2014 are:

K-2 Division

Big Mean Mike, winner
Pete the Cat Rocking in My Schools Shoes
Press Here

3-5 Division

The Book of Blood, winner
Glory Be
Pie

6-8 Division

Divergent, winner
Saving Zasha
Wonder

Classroom and Library Resources:

The Magnolia Book Awards is a partnership of:

The Mississippi Children’s Museum, the Mississippi Department of Education, the Mississippi Library Association, the Mississippi Library Commission and the following divisions of the University of Southern Mississippi:

The School of Library and Information Science; Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
; The School Of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education
; and The deGrummond Children’s Literature Collection

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