Mississippi State Reading Lists

2017 Mississippi Magnolia Book Award Nominee

Sick Simon
Illustrated by: Dan Krall
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: January 13, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

Are germs gross, or great? Sick Simon learns how to be health-conscious during cold and flu season in this clever picture book from the...

Billy's Booger
Illustrated by: William Joyce
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: June 2, 2015
Ages: 4 - 8

A young lad who would rather draw than do math, spell, or gargle finds the perfect outlet for his always-on imagination in this manifesto to creative...

2016 Mississippi Magnolia Book Award Nominee

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: July 23, 2013
Ages: 8 - 12

Meet Bingo and J’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this National Book Award finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi...

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