Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award (K-3) 

2013 Arkansas Diamond Primary Award Winners


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.  If you have questions about the awards or reading lists, please contact Cathy Howser at the Arkansas State Library, , 501-682-2860.



LUCKY BEANS written by Becky Birtha and illustrated by Nicole Tadgell is the Winner of the 2012-2013 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. It was published by Albert Whitman in 2010.


  INTERRUPTING CHICKEN written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein is the Honor Book for 2012-2013. It was published by Candlewick Press in 2010.