Arkansas Diamond Primary Award: 2020 – 2021 Nominees

2021 Arkansas Diamond Primary Award Winner: There is a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor
Candlewick Press, 2018

There is a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor by Wade Bradford and illustrated by Kevin Hawkes is the 2021 Arkansas Diamond Primary Award winner.

From author and playwright Wade Bradford and award-winning illustrator Kevin Hawkes comes a laugh-out-loud tale that plays with expectations and revelations – and reveals a surprisingly thought-provoking final twist.

Craig O’Neill Interviews Wade Bradford
About the Book

The outcome is anything but predictable when an exhausted hotel guest sets out in search of sleep in the kid-pleasing romp full of visual humor.

Will Mr. Snore ever get some shut-eye at the busy Sharemore Hotel? The room on the first floor is too noisy. The room on the second floor is too crowded. The room on the third floor is too damp. Everywhere Mr. Snore goes, with a dutiful bellhop leading the way, he encounters something that’s bound to keep him awake. Why is it so hard to find some peace and quiet? Perhaps Mr. Snore will have better luck on the thirteenth floor…

2020-2021 Nominees

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