William Allen White2016-2017 William Allen White Children’s Book Awards

Grades 3 to 5

El Deafo by Cece Bell

Life on Mars by Jennifer Brown

The Map Trap by Andrew Clements

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery by Heather Vogel Frederick

Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Hello, I’m Johnny Cash by G. Neri

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with Great Whites of California Farallon Islands by Katherine Roy

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation by Duncan Tonatiuh

Grades 6 to 8

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Under the Egg by Laura Marx Fitzgerald

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia by Candace Fleming

Courage for Beginners by Karen Harrington

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer Holm

The Time of the Fireflies by Kimberley Griffiths Little

Greenglass House by Kate Milford

The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel

The Meaning of Maggie by Megan Jean Sovern

Loot: How to Steal a Fortune by Jude Watson

A Million Ways Home by Dianna Dorisi