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Friday, April 8, 2016

2016 Magnolia Children's Choice Award Winners

The Magnolia Children's Choice Award winners were announced Wednesday at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival in Hattiesburg. The mission of the awards is "to introduce the children of Mississippi to current children's literature and to instill a love of reading." If your child attends kindergarten-12th grade, check out the book in their grade level chosen as this year's favorites by Mississippi schoolchildren:

The Princes and the Presents
written by Caryl Hart 
illustrated by Sarah Warburton
Magnolia Children's Choice Award, K-2 grade winner 
A spoiled little princess wants tons of presents on her birthday,
but ends up discovering what is really important.

written by Valerie Hobbs 
Magnolia Children's Choice Award, 3-5 grade winner 
An older sheepdog helps his beloved master protect their livestock from a wolf.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library
written by Chris Grabenstein
Magnolia Children's Choice Award, 6-8 grade winner
A treasure hunt at a lock-in in a library proves to be too much fun.

We Were Liars
written by E. Lockhart
Magnolia Children's Choice Award, 9-12 grade winner
A twisty, turny, suspense-filled novel that teens will love!

You can read more about the awards and past winners on the Magnolia Award website. Be sure to follow the awards on Facebook and Twitter to keep up on their latest news! Until next time, happy reading!

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