Mississippi Children's Museum

Past Recipients

Magnolia Book Awards

Past Recipients

2019 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades Pre-K-2: “Give Me Back My Book!” by Travis Foster
  • Grades 3-5: “Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability” by Shane Burcaw
  • Grades 6-8: “The Road to Ever After” by Moira Young
  • Grades 9-12: “You Bring the Distant Near” by Mitali Perkins

2018 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades Pre-K-2: Hey, That’s My Monster! by Amanda Noll
  • Grades 3-5: Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
  • Grades 6-8: Pax by Sara Pennypacker
  • Grades 9-12: An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

2017 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades Pre-K-2: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
  • Grades 3-5: Jars of Hope: How One Woman Saved 2,500 Children During the Holocaust by Jennifer Roy
  • Grades 6-8: House Arrest by K.A. Holt
  • Grades 9-12: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge

2016 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades K-2: The Princess and the Presents by Caryl Hart
  • Grades 3-5: Wolf  by Valerie Hobbs
  • Grades 6-8: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Grades 9-12: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

2015 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades K-2: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • Grades 3-5: Tales from a Not-so-happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell
  • Grades 6-8: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple
  • Grades9-12: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

2014 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades K-2: Big Mean Mike by Michelle Knudsen, Illustrated by Scott Magoon
  • Grades 3-5: The Book of Blood by H.P Newquist
  • Grades 6-8: Divergent by Veronica Roth

2013 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades K-2: Hot Rod Hamster by Cynthia Lord, Illustrated by Derek Anderson
  • Grades 3-5: Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to NOT Reading by Tommy Greenwald
  • Grades 6-8: Countdown by Deborah Wiles

2012 Magnolia Book Award

  • 43 Cemetery Road: Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise, Illustrated by Sara Klise

2011 Magnolia Book Award

  • Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka

 2010 Magnolia Book Award

  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo