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May 24

BoW: WAW Award Winners

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on May 22, 2017 at 9:18 AM by Lianne Flax

The 2018 winners of the William Allen White Children's Book Award have now been released. The children of Kansas vote for their favorite from a list of nominees since 1952. To learn more about the award and even view the list of nominees for next school year, see the William Allen White Children's Book Awards website.

Both winners are on Cloud Library this year, so they are sharing a book of the week post. To learn to use Cloud Library, please see the instructions off of the Digital Book eLending page.  Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov

 lifeonmars    Grades 3-5 Winner
   Life on Mars
   by Jennifer Brown


   Cloud Library eBook

   Arcturus is twelve years old and on a quest to find life on other planets. His family's upcoming move to Las Vegas (and its light pollution) threatens his plans. To make it even worse, his parents are leaving him with the scary next door neighbor while they look for a house in Las Vegas. The neighbor isn't as scary as he seems - Maddox is a retired astronaut.
 millionways    Grades 6-8 Winner
   A Million Ways Home
   by Dianna Dorisi Winget


   Cloud Library eBook

   Poppy lives with her grandmother, but that life is turned upside down when grandma is hospitalized after a stroke and then Poppy witnesses an armed robbery. She's sent to live with a police detective's mother as normal slips even further out of reach.
   





May 17

BoW: Maggie Needs an Alibi

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on May 17, 2017 at 8:51 AM by Lianne Flax

 maggiealibi    
    Maggie Needs an Alibi

    by Kasey Michaels

    Find it on: Enki Library ebooks


Maggie writes Regency Era mystery books - or did until her main character St. Just suddenly appears in her living room. She’s desperately trying to explain this strange houseguest when her publisher is murdered. Maggie is the prime suspect, and St. Just thinks he should be on the case. First in a series.

To learn to use Enki Library, see the instructions off of the main Digital Book eLending page.

Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov
May 09

BoW: Killers of the Flower Moon

Posted to Statewide Online Services News on May 9, 2017 at 10:53 AM by Lianne Flax

 killersoftheflower     Killers of the Flower Moon
    by David Grann

    Available as:

Narrative style nonfiction, 1920s. When oil was discovered under the Osage Nation's land in Oklahoma, members of the tribe became rich - and targets. Tribe members were shot, poisoned, or died under mysterious circumstances. Those investigating the murderers were also killed. The death toll was already twenty-four by the time the FBI became involved, and with the Osage Nation, uncovered one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

To learn to use OneClickdigital or Cloud Library, please see the instructions on the main Digital Books page.

Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov