This year approximately 50,000 3rd-8th graders across the state of Kansas voted for their favorite book from the William Allen White Award nominees lists.  And the 2009 winners are:

clementine3rd-5th grader winner---
Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

yellowstar6th-8th grade winner---
Yellow Star by Jennifer Roy

Congratulations to the authors of this year's award-winning books!  If you'd like to get a head start on next year's reading, click here to find the list of 2009-2010 William Allen White nominees on our website.