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Magnolia Award Past Recipients

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The 2010 Magnolia Award: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

The 2011 Magnolia Award: Knucklehead by Jon Scieszka

The 2012 Magnolia Award: 43 Cemetery Road:  Dying to Meet You by Kate Klise, Illustrated by Sara Klise

The 2013 Magnolia 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 – Tommy Greenwald
  • Grades 6-8 – Countdown – by Deborah Wiles

The 2014 Magnolia 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
The 2015 Magnolia Awards:
  • K-2: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt
  • 3-5: Tales from a Not-so-happy Heartbreaker by Rachel Renee Russell
  • 6-8: Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves, & Other Female Villains by Jane Yolen & Heidi Stemple
  • 9-12: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell 
The 2016 Magnolia Awards:
  • K-2 Winner: The Princess and the Presents by Caryl Hart  
    Runner-up: What to Do When You’re Sent to Your Room by Ann Stott
  • 3-5 Winner: Wolf by Valerie Hobbs  
    Runner-up: Hot Dog! Eleanor Roosevelt throws a Picnic by Leslie Kimmelman
  • 6-8 Winner: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein  
    Runner-up: The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
  • 9-12 Winner: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart 
    Runner-up: All the Truth that’s In Me by Judith Berry 

The 2017 Magnolia Awards

  • Pre-K-2 Winner: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
     Runner-up: Ninja Baby by David Zeltser
  • 3-5 Winner:Jars of Hope: How One Woman Saved 2,500 Children During the Holocaust by Jennifer Roy
     Runner-up: The Boy who Fell Off the Mayflower, or, John Howland's Good Fortune by Patrick J. Lynch
  • 6-8 Winner: House Arrest by K.A. Holt
     Runner-up: Just a Drop of Water by Kerry O'Malley Cerra
  • 9-12 Winner: Cuckoo Song by Frances Hardinge
     Runner-up: The Truth about Alice by Jennifer Mathieu

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