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    Arkansas Diamond Nominees: Students in grades 1 - 3 vote on their favorite book at the end of the year.  These votes are sent to the state and added to votes from students all over Arkansas to determine the winner of the award.  

    Use your CALS Tech Card to check out books online. The Arkansas Diamond nominees are available, at no charge, using the CALS Tech Card. Need a card? contact me at kelly.chaney@lrsd.org. Provide the name of your child and the teacher.


    The Arkansas Diamond nominees for 2020-2021 are:

    The United States vs. Jackie Robinson by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

    The Hugely Wugely Spider by Ethan T. Berlin

    There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor by Wade Bradford

    Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac

    Sisters & Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Howard Bryant

    Giraffe Problems by Jory John

    The Rough Patch by Brian Lies

    Goldfish on Vacation by Sally Lloyd-Jones

    Doll E 1.0 by Shanda McCloskey

    Wordy Birdy by Tammi Sauer

    Dear Substitute by Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick




    The Charlie May Simon Award is for books that are appropriate for students in grades 4 - 6.  Students will vote on their favorites in May.  

    Children must have read or heard at least three of the books from this list in order to be eligible to vote.

    The Charlie May Simon Award Nominees for 2020-2021 are:


    Where the Watermelons Grow by Cindy Baldwin

    Benefits of Being an Octopus by Ann Braden

    Backyard Bears: Conservation, Habitat Changes, and the Rise of Urban Wildlife by Amy Cherrix

    Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

    Lousiana's Way Home by Kate DiCamillo

    Lifeboat 12 by Susan Hood

    The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

    The One and Only Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

    The Miscalculatons of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

    Dear Sister by Alison McGhee

    Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein: Based on a True Story by Jennifer Roy

    Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

    The Girl Who Drew Butterflies: How Maria Merian's Art Changed Science by Joyce Sidman

    Just Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard

    Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson


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