Magnolia Book Awards
A CHILDREN'S AND TEEN'S CHOICE AWARD FOR THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI
Each year, children and teens of Mississippi are invited to vote for their favorite books in four age categories during the Magnolia Book Award event. The purpose of the Magnolia Book Awards is to introduce Mississippi children and teens to current literature and to instill a love of reading.
Mississippi children, Pre-K-12th grade, are eligible to participate in the voting and nominating of books. Voting is held annually in February, with winners announced each April at the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Voting is overseen by a designated individual (teacher, librarian, bookstore manager, etc.) at each participating voting location throughout the state of Mississippi.
Participating voting sites have the opportunity to win from the Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival, free registration to the Children’s Book Festival, a $250 honorarium to the individual, and a $250 honorarium to purchase books for the winning library.
We are seeking public children’s librarians or school librarians to serve on the Selection Committee. Committee members may serve for three years, with all communications accomplished via email. Books that you receive during the nomination cycle are yours to keep! Join a reading committee: https://forms.gle/4gMxMEZod6FvmCe96