The winner of the William Allen White Award is decided by the school children of Kansas. 
They vote on their favorite book from an annual list of nominees.

The 2016 William Allen White Award winner
for 3rd–5th graders is:

The Boy on the Porch
  by Sharon Creech

Listed below are the titles and authors of the 2016-2017 nominees:


El Deafo
     by CeCe Bell   (J GRAPHIC 362.4 Bell & eBook)

Life on Mars
      by Jennifer Brown   (J Fiction & eBook)

The Map Trap
      by Andrew Clements   (J Fiction, CDAUDIO J Fiction & eBook)

Absolutely Truly: A Pumpkin Falls Mystery
      by Heather Vogel Frederick   (J Mystery, CDAUDIO J Mystery, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Half a Chance
      by Cynthia Lord   (J Fiction, CDAUDIO J Fiction & eBook)

Rain Reign
      by Ann M. Martin   (J Animal, CDAUDIO J Animal & eBook)

Hello, I'm Johnny Cash
      by G. Neri   (J 782.4216 Neri)

Josephine: The Dazzling Life of Josephine Baker
      by Patrician Hruby Powell   (J BIO Baker & eBook)

Neighborhood Sharks
      by Katherine Roy   (J 597.3 Roy)

Separate Is Never Equal
      by Duncan Tonatiuh   (J 379.2 Tonatiuh, eBook & Downloadable Audiobook)

Click here to see more William Allen White Award winners from previous years.