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Magnolia Book Awards

Past Recipients

2021 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades Pre-K-2: “This is MY Room!” Written by Jennifer Jaconbson and illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis
  • Grades 3-5: “The Dog Who Lost His Bark” Written by Eoin Colfer and illustrated by P.J. Lynch
  • Grades 6-8:  Young, Gifted and Black: Meet 52 Black Heroes from Past and Present” Written by Jamie Wilson and illustrated by Andrea Pippins
  • Grades 9-12: “SHOUT” Written by Laurie Halse Anderson

2020 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades Pre-K-2: “What Do They Do with All That Poo?” Written by Jane Kurtz and illustrated by Allison Black
  • Grades 3-5: Real Friends: A True Story About Cool Kids and Crybabies” by Shannon Hale and illustrated by LeUyen Pham
  • Grades 6-8:  The Doughnut Fix” Written by Jessie Janowitz
  • Grades 9-12: “A Heart in a Body in the World” by Deb Caletti

2019 Magnolia Book Awards

  • Grades Pre-K-2: “Not So Different: What You Really Want to Ask About Having a Disability” by Shane Burcaw
  • Grades 3-5: “Give Me Back My Book!” by Travis Foster
  • Grades 6-8: “The Road to Ever After” by Moira Youngs
  • 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 Pre-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 Pre-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
  • Grades 9-12: “Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

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