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2022 - 2023 William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List

Tune It Out

This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: September 01, 2020
Ages: 10 - 99

From the author of the acclaimed Roll with It comes a moving novel about a girl with a sensory processing disorder who has to find her own voice af...


This edition: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publication date: January 12, 2021
Ages: 10 - 99

Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet tells ...

The Great Stink

How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London's Poop Pollution Problem
Illustrated by Nancy Carpenter
This edition: Hardcover, 40 pages
Publication date: August 31, 2021

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book! Discover the true story about the determined engineer who fixed London’s pollution problem in this funny, accessible...

Once Upon a Camel

Illustrated by Eric Rohmann
This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: September 07, 2021
Ages: 8 - 12

“A delight to the senses.” —Kirkus Reviews Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this exquisite middle grade novel from Newbery Honoree and Na...

2021 - 2022 William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List

Roll with It

(Part of Roll with It)
This edition: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publication date: October 01, 2019
Ages: 10 - 99

A Kirkus Reviews Best Middle Grade Book of 2019 “A big-hearted story that’s as sweet as it is awesome.” —R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder In the trad...

Counting the Stars

The Story of Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician
Illustrated by Raúl Colón
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: October 08, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

“A detail-rich picture book.” —Kirkus Reviews “Straightforward and inviting.” —School Library Journal From award-winning author Lesa Cline-Ransome ...

Maybe He Just Likes You

This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: October 01, 2019
Ages: 9 - 13

A 2020 ALA Notable Children’s Book A Washington Post Best Children’s Book of 2019 Barbara Dee explores the subject of #MeToo for the middle grade a...

2021 Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award Nominee

If I Was the Sunshine

Illustrated by Loren Long
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: May 07, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

A breathtaking picture book about the relationships we share from New York Times bestselling storytellers Julie Fogliano and Loren Long in the trad...

You Are Home

An Ode to the National Parks
Illustrated by Evan Turk
This edition: Hardcover, 56 pages
Publication date: June 04, 2019
Ages: 4 - 8

Award-winning author and illustrator Evan Turk showcases the beauty and importance of the National Parks in this gorgeous picture book that takes r...