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Arkansas Diamond Award Nominees

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Arkansas Diamond Award Nominees
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.
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.
Last Year's Winners
Diamond Award Winner
Honor Book
Here are the

2014/2015

Nominees
With a supply of yarn that never runs out, Annabelle knits for everyone and everything in town until an evil archduke decides he wants the yarn for himself.
Genre: Humorous stories
*Descriptions from NoveList K-8 and NoveList Plus
* Book Talk Videos from Youtube
Describes how a teacher named Miss Chew encouraged individuality, and accepted learning differences, and helped a young student with academic difficulties get extra time to take tests and permission to be in advanced art classes. Inspired by the author's memories of her art teacher.
Genre: Autobiographical children's stories; First person narratives
Justin has lost the hat his grandmother made for him, and if he is to find it in time for her visit he will have to go talk to Mr. Rumkowsky, the gruff old school custodian in charge of the Lost and Found.
Genre: Picture Book
Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.
Genre: Humorous stories
Tosh has spent many days in the kitchen with his grandmother, Honey, watching her bake cookies and listening to tales of their slave ancestors, so when Honey's memory starts to fail, Tosh is able to help with the cookies and more. Includes a recipe for tea cakes.
Genre: Picture Book
Profiles the iconic baseball hitter, including his rigorous practice schedule as a youth, military service in two wars, and stellar career that led to an unmatched season in 1941
Genre: Biography; Picture Books
A little fish steals a hat from a big fish.
Genre: Canadian fiction; Picture Books
An African American family in Cleveland, Ohio, listens on their new radio to the first game of the 1948 World Series, in which Larry Doby, the first black player in the American League, won the game for the Cleveland Indians.
Genre: Historical fiction; Picture Books
An introduction to the life and legacy of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan.
Genre: Biography; Picture Books
A father relates to his son the tale of his encounter--and friendship--with a gigantic trout whose enormous jaw is covered with so many lures and fish hooks that he jangles when he swims, but who has never been caught.
Genre: Picture book, Tall Tale
When three hungry dinosaurs lay a trap hoping to catch something to eat, Goldilocks who never listens to warnings, walks into their house and springs the trap.
Genre: Humorous stories
When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Maya's shabby clothes and refusing to play with her.
Genre: African-American fiction; Picture Books
Narrates the tale of twelve-year-old Charles Dickens who, despite poverty and long hours of factory work, still has time to discover and share the stories of other residents of 1824 London. Includes author's note about Dickens' life and some of the books he wrote.
Genre: Historical fiction; Picture Books
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