William Allen White Children's Book Award Official Online Voting School Year 2013-2014, is now closed. Results will be posted on the WAW Children's Book Award homepage by April 30, 2014. For more information, contact: wawbookaward@emporia.edu or 620-341-5208

2013 White Award Book Winners Announced

Meet the Authors

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Patrick Jennings
Before Patrick Jennings was an author of children’s books, he was a boy who read children’s books. He lived in a small town in Indiana, and his nickname wasn't Tiger. He wanted it to be, though. He had a friend who everyone called Tiger, and this guy wasn't even like a Tiger. Not one bit. Patrick was way more tigerish.When Tiger (Patrick) was a kid, his house was a block away from his school, two blocks from the public library, and three blocks from the county jail from which infamous gangster John Dillinger once escaped. (This happened before Tiger was born. Nothing exciting ever happened in his hometown again.) Tiger checked out lots of books from the school library and the public library, although he only finished the ones he couldn’t stop reading.


Ghost Dog SecretsPeg Kehret

Peg Kehret has always loved to write. As a child she wanted to be a writer or a veterinarian. Now she includes animals in most of her books and, when she isn’t writing, she helps animal rescue groups. Peg’s books have won dozens of state Young Reader awards as well as the PEN Center Award in Children's Literature, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and the Henry Bergh Award from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA.)


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