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Charlie May Simon and Arkansas Diamond
Award Information

2023-2024 Winners and Nominees

2022-2023 Winners and Nominees

2021-2022 Winners and Nominees

2020-2021 Winners and Resources

Charlie May Simon

- List of Nominees -


Arkansas Diamond Primary Award

List of Nominees -

2019-2020 Winners, Nominees, and Resources 

 2018-2019 Winners

Charlie May Simon

  • Winner
    • Wish by Barbara O'Connor
  • 2nd Place Honor
    • Soar by Joan Bauer
  • 3rd Place Honor
    • All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook by Leslie Connor

Arkansas Diamond Primary Award

  • Winner
    • Madeline Finn and the Library Dog by Lisa Papp
  • 2nd Place 
    • Whoosh by Chris Barton
  • 3rd Place
    • The Quickest Kid in Clarksville by Pat Zietlow Miller

Preview Lists Below 2018-2019

Charlie May  Simon Reading List
Diamond Reading List 

    Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award 2018

    The Bear Ate Your Sandwich

    written and illustrated by Julia Sarcone Roach, published by Knopf, is the winner of the 2018 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.

    Arkansas Diamond Primary Honor Book 

    Ragweed’s Farm Dog Handbook 

    written and illustrated by Anne Vittur Kennedy, published by Candlewick, is the Honor Book for the 2018 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. 

    Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award 2016-2017

    The Crossover
    written by Kwame Alexander
     2017 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award. 

    Charlie May Simon Children's Honor Book 2016-2017

    El Deafo
    written by Cece Bell
    2017 Charlie May Simon Honor Book


    Charlie May Simon Book Award

      • Established 1971
      • Students in Grades 4-6
      • To promote better reading for children


    Diamond Primary Book Award

      • Since 1998
      • Students in Grades K-3

      • To encourage reading for students in Grades K-3


    Simon and Diamond Award Winners

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