The young readers of Kansas have cast their votes, and the ballots have been counted.  The winner of the 2013 William Allen White Award for 3rd - 5th graders is Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings.  This book tells the story of a boy who wanted a dog but got a guinea pig instead.

The winner of the 2013 William Allen White Award for 6th - 8th graders is Ghost Dog Secrets by Peg Kehret.  This book recounts what happens when a boy starts caring for a dog left chained in frigid weather with no food, water or shelter.

Congratulations to this year's winners!