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Friday, January 16, 2015

Magnolia Award: Children's Choice for Mississippi

Have you heard about the Magnolia Award? It is the children's choice award for the state of Mississippi. Each February, students across the state vote on their favorite book of the year. The list of nominations for 2015 is here. I've been reading the nominees and let me tell you--I can't wait until the winners are announced at the Fay B.Kaigler Children's Book Festival in April! You can peruse the previous winners below to see what a great job the kids have done choosing:

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Kate DiCamillo, author
Jon Scieszka, author
43 Cemetery Road:  Dying to Meet You
Kate Klise, author
Sara Klise, illustrator
Hot Rod Hamster
Cynthia Lord, author
Derek Anderson, illustrator
grades K-2, 2013
Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading
Tommy Greenwald, author
grades 3-5, 2013
Deborah Wiles, author
grades 6-8, 2013
Big Mean Mike
Michelle Knudsen, author
Scott Magoon, illustrator
grades K-2, 2014
The Book of Blood:
From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins

H. P. Newquist, author
grades 3-5, 2014
Veronica Roth, author
grades 6-8, 2014
By the way, you can keep up with news about the Magnolia Award on their Facebook page. Happy reading!

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