Award Winning Books

Picture: Small Spaces book
William Allen White Children's Book Award Logo

(The official site is not currently up to date,. For the most recent information follow links below)


The William Allen White Children's Book Award Winners for 2021 are:

Grades 3-5: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden

Grades 6-8: Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

(TPS 3rd - 5th top vote getter: Small Spaces by Katherine Arden)

(TPS 6th - 8th top vote getter: The Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden)



William Allen White Award 2021-2022 Voting Instructions for TPS Media Specialists:

Here are some important instructions about voting as it is done for Topeka Public Schools:

> The Media Services Office collects all the TPS Voting Tally Sheets. We record your votes for a local winner and then enter the votes at the William Allen White Online Voting site. Please DO NOT vote online yourself.

> Please see the attachments below for copy-ready forms for ballots. Ballots need to be printed on a copier/printer so that the check boxes will show. A student may vote for a book on either list or both if they have read at least 2 books from each list.

> Also attached is the Excel tally sheet which will automatically add up your votes. Tally sheets may be submitted in digital or print form: Your choice. Please note that the tally sheets require the number of votes for each title, at EACH grade level. This is required information when submitting Online.

> Please send the tally sheet for your school by the April 8 deadline. Please be sure that the tally sheet has your school name at the top and contains number totals for each grade level. (If you need a couple of days past April 8 to complete voting or if your school is not able to vote this year, please let us know.)

As you schedule your voting days, please find and avoid dates that testing is scheduled at your school(s), parent-teacher conferences on Feb.16-18, and remember that Spring Break is March 14-18. If you have any questions please let us know.

Sample On-Line William Allen White Voting "Google Forms" EDIT access (Please COPY these forms to your drive before using)

> 3-5 WAW Children's Book Award Voting Form 2021-2022

> 6-8 WAW Children's Book Award Voting Form 2021-2022

> 3-8 WAW Children's Book Award Voting Form 2021-2022

Sample printed Ballots

> 3-5 WAW Voting Ballot 2021-2022

> 6-8 WAW Voting Ballot 2021-2022

Tally Sheet (Please COPY this Excel document to your desktop before using)

> Tally Sheet 2021-2022


2021-2022 Schedule of WAW Events


Promoting reading and voting

There are some good ideas and current information at the official William Allen White Awards website.

Also


Topeka Public Schools promotions:

  • TPS William Allen White Children's Book Award 2021-2022 bookmarks

TPS WAW Bookmarks for Grades 3-5

TPS WAW Bookmarks for Grades 6-8


(If you want to make changes to these slides, please download them to your drive before using)


(If you want to make changes to these slides, please download them to your drive before using)


WAW Master List bright green labels are available from the Media Services office and may be customized with the year. Contact Media Services.

If you wish to make your own, here is a William Allen White Master List spine label template (thank you Jan Stover)

> Spine label template in Publisher

> Spine label template PDF

Adjust the label in this document to fit your school needs. Print the labels on bright colored paper so it will be noticed on the shelf. The traditional color for these labels is bright green.


Information for the 2021-2022 WAW Award cycle

> The WAW Master List for 2021-2022 posted by Bev Buhler, October 29, 2020.

> The TPS Order Information List for books on the 2021-2022 Master List



Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award

The Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award, originally a Kansas Reading Association established award, is now supported by the Jones Institute for Educational Excellence, Emporia State University.

Follow this LINK to the new Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award website

The Bill Martin Jr. Picture Book Award Winner for 2020 is "Not Your Nest" by Gideon Sterer.

Stacy Harrison has designed this Poster to advertise this year's Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award selections


BMJ.2022.pdf



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