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May 24

BoW: WAW Award Winners

Posted on May 24, 2017 at 12:00 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:

 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.