Arkansas Diamond Books (K-3rd)

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
2016-2017 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.

Applegate, Katherine. IVAN: THE REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF THE SHOPPING MALL GORILLA. Illus. by Brian G. Karas. Houghton Mifflin/Clarion, 2014. Gr. PS-3. ISBN 978-0-544-25230-1. $17.99

Aylesworth, Jim. MY GRANDFATHER’S COAT. Illus. by Barbara McClintock. Scholastic, 2014. Gr. PS-3. ISBN 978-0-439-92545-7. $17.99. Lexile 910AD.

Brown, Peter. MY TEACHER IS A MONSTER! (NO, I AM NOT.) Little, Brown, 2014. Gr. PS-3. ISBN 978-0-316-07029-7. $18.99. Lexile 310.

Cox, Lynne. ELIZABEH, QUEEN OF THE SEAS. Illus. by Brian Floca. Random/ Schwartz & Wade, 2014. Gr. Ps-3. ISBN 978-0-375-85888-8. $17.99. Lexile 900AD

Donofrio, Beverly. WHERE’S MOMMY? Illus. by Barbara McClintock. Random/ Schwartz & Wade, 2014. Gr. PS-2. ISBN 978-0-375-84423-2. $17.99. Lexile 550AD.

Durand, Hallie. CATCH THAT COOKIE! Illus. by David Small. Penguin/Dial, 2014. Gr. K- 2. ISBN 978-0-525-42835-0. $17.99.

Isaacs, Anne. MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH. Illus. by Kevin Hawkes. Random/ Schwartz & Wade, 2014. Gr. K-4. ISBN 978-0-375-86745-3. $17.99. Lexile 970AD

Johnston, Tony. SEQUOIA. Illus. by Wendell Minor. Roaring Brook/ Porter, 2014. Gr. PS-3. ISBN 978-1-59643-727-2. $17.99.

Lee, H. Chuku, Reteller. BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Illus. by Pat Cummings. HarperCollins/ Amistad, 2014. Gr. PS-3. ISBN 978-0-688-14819-5. $17.99. Lexile 860AD.

Lloyd-Jones, Sally. POOR DOREEN: A FISHY TALE. Illus. by Alexandra Boiger. Random/ Schwartz & Wade, 2014. Gr. K-2. ISBN 978-0-375-86918-1. $17.99.

Orloff, Karen Kaufman. I WANNA GO HOME. Illus. by David Catrow. Penguin/ Putnam, 2014. Gr. K-3. ISBN 978-0-399-25407-9. $16.99.

Polacco, Patricia. FIONA’S LACE. Simon & Schuster/ Wiseman, 2014. Gr. PS-3. ISBN 978- 1-4424-8724-6. $17.99. Lexile 740AD.

Rocco, John. BLIZZARD. Disney/ Hyperion, 2014. Gr. K-2. ISBN 978-1-4231-7865-1. $17.99. Lexile 570AD.

Tourville, Jacqueline. ALBIE’S FIRST WORD: A TALE INSPIRED BY ALBERT EINSTEIN’S CHILDHOOD. Illus. by Wynne Evans. Random/ Schwartz & Wade, 2014. Gr. K-3. ISBN 978-0-307-97893-6. $17.99. Lexile 720AD.

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