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Come check out the Arkansas Diamond Award 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.
Because of COVID-19, students did not vote at the end of the 2020 Spring semester. Instead, they will vote in the fall for their favorites!
The Arkansas Diamond nominees for 2019-2020 are:
Bogan, Carmen. Where’s Rodney?
Choldenko, Gennifer. Dad and the Dinosaur
Cline-Ransome, Lesa. Before She Was Harriet
Crimi, Carolyn. There Might Be Lobsters
Daywalt, Drew. Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Eaton, Jason Carter. Great, Now We’ve Got Barbarians!
Gerstein, Mordicai. Boy and the Whale
Guglielmo, Amy. Pocket Full of Colors
Kelley, Gerald. Please Please the Bees
Meisel, Paul. My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis
Polacco, Patricia. Remembering Vera
Reynolds, Aaron. Creepy Pair of Underwear!
Santat, Dan. After the Fall: How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again
The Charlie May Simon Award is for books that are appropriate for students in grades 4 - 6. These books are available in the Williams Magnet Elementary library for check out now. 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 2019-2020 are:
Applegate, Katherine. WISHTREE
Bradley, Kimberly Brubaker. THE WAR I FINALLY WON
Brown, Don and Mike Perfit. OLDER THAN DIRT: A WILD BUT TRUE HISTORY OF EARTH
Clements, Andrew. LOSER’S CLUB
Davis, Mandy. SUPERSTAR
Giff, Patricia Reilly. GENEVIEVE’S WAR
Gratz, Alan. BAN THIS BOOK
Holt, Kimberly Willis. BLOOMING AT THE TEXAS SUNRISE MOTEL
Key, Watt. HIDEOUT
Korman, Gordon. RESTART
Newman, Catherine. ONE MIXED-UP NIGHT
Sheinkin, Steve. UNDEFEATED; JIM THORPE AND THE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAM
Spinelli, Jerry. THE WARDEN’S DAUGHTER
Terry, Ellie. FORGET ME NOT
Wolk, Lauren. BEYOND THE BRIGHT SEA.