Thank you for your interest in the Magnolia Book Awards. Before you submit your suggestions, please read the following limitations on nominations.

WHO CAN MAKE A SUGGESTION? Suggestions for nominations can come from any adult or child.

AGE RANGE: Please submit titles in the following categories: Grades Pre K-2, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12. Be sure to indicate within which category a title is suggested.

FORMAT: Any genre or format (graphic novel, manga, chapter, or picture book) is acceptable. This includes non-fiction.

PUBLICATION DATE: Suggested titles should have been published within the past 2 years.

REPRINT TITLES: Reprints of English language titles are not eligible. However, if a title was first published in another language, the English translation will be considered if the publication date is within the past two years.

QUALIFICATIONS: Books included on the final list must have been reviewed in at least 2 professional journals such as School Library Journal, Horn Book , VOYA, Booklist, Publishers Weekly.

NATIONAL AWARD BOOKS: Books that have won a national award (Caldecott, Newbery, Sibert, Coretta Scott King, Pura Belpre, or National Book Award) are not eligible for the Magnolia Book Award. However, Honor books will be considered.

AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Either the author or illustrator must be living.


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Magnolia Book Awards 2024 Nominations

Magnolia Book Awards 2024 Nominations