"Guinea Dog" by Patrick Jennings won in the third- through fifth-grade category. It's about a boy who wants a dog but is given a guinea pig instead.
"Ghost Dog Secrets" by Peg Kehret won in the sixth- through eighth-grade category. It recounts what happens when a boy starts caring for a dog left chained in frigid weather with no food, water or shelter.
The authors have been invited to an Oct. 5 awards ceremony in Emporia.