The Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award was established by the Arkansas Elementary School Council in 1998 to encourage reading for students in Grades K-3. The name of the award was chosen because Arkansas is the only diamond producing state. Like the Charlie May Simon Award, the Arkansas Diamond Award is selected by an annual vote. Children in Grades K-3 must have read at least three of the titles from the annual reading list and may vote for one title. Student voting is done in April each year.
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
2018-2019 Reading List
Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award 2016-2017 Reading List Children in grades K-3 should vote on these titles in April, 2017. Children must have read or heard at least three of the books from this list in order to be eligible to vote.