Dogwood Readers Award

About the Dogwood Readers Award

Age Level

The Winner of the annual Dogwood Readers Award is selected by students in grades PreK-12.


The vision of the Missouri Dogwood Outstanding Nonfiction Committee is to provide children of Missouri with a recommended reading list of nonfiction titles that will interest them and enrich their lives. As librarians, we also want to recognize and honor outstanding works in children’s nonfiction.


Criteria for Dogwood nominees is as follows:

  • Books will be of interest to a range of readers in grades PreK-12
  • Books will connect young readers in Missouri with quality non-fiction books that will broaden their knowledge of the world and enrich their reading experiences.
  • Author may be from any country


Complete listing of the current Dogwood Committee members.

Submit a 1-Year Member or Reader/Selector Interest form.