Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award (K-3) 

2015 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.



JANGLES: A BIG FISH STORY, written and illustrated by David Shannon, is the Winner of the 2014-2015 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. It was published by Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic in 2012.


  THIS IS NOT MY HAT, written and illustrated by Jon Klassen, is the Honor Book for 2014-2015. It was published by Candlewick Press in 2012.