Tony Wood

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2013 Charlie May Simon and Arkansas Diamond Book Award Winners

05/02/2013

 

The Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Reading Association are pleased to announce the results of the 2013 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award and the 2013 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award. Over 71,500 Arkansas students cast ballots for their favorite books. The winners are: 



Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award

  • Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer by John Grisham is the winner of the 2012-2013 Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award (published by Dutton in 2010).


  • Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine is the Honor Book for 2012-2013 (published by Philomel in 2010).

Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

  • 

Lucky Beans written by Becky Birtha and illustrated by Nicole Tadgell is the winner of the 2012-2013 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award (published by Albert Whitman in 2010).
  • Interrupting Chicken
 written and illustrated by David Ezra Stein is the Honor Book for 2012-2013 (published by Candlewick Press in 2010).


Both awards are under the sponsorship of the Arkansas Department of Education, the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Reading Association, with support from other cooperating organizations.

Lists of next year’s titles and other forms are available at http://hoorayforbooks.pbworks.com.

 

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