2023 Children's Book Festival Prerecorded Sessions

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

Spring 4-14-2023


The Magnolia Book Awards encourages children and youth across the state to explore a love of reading while exposing them to new works of fiction and non-fiction. Your are invited to help expand the reach of the award. Nominations for the shortlist are accepted from both children and adults. Nominations are then narrowed down by selection committees comprised of professionals in education and library science. Once the shortlist is posted, children and youth across the state are given the opportunity to vote for their favorite titles in four categories: grades PK-2, grades 3-5, grades 6-8, and grades 9-12. The winners of the vote are announced as the Magnolia Book Awards Winners at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi. The University of Southern Mississippi partners with The Magnolia Awards to provide a variety of incentives to participating voting sites. This session will provide information on the award process, ideas for implementation at school and public libraries, and ways to get involved.

This session will take a closer look at the titles nominated for the award and address some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about the Award and the award process.