2016 - Arkansas Children's Book Awards

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT, written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers, is the Winner of the 2016 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award.
  THE VERY INAPPROPRIATE WORD, written by Jim Tobin and illustrated by Dave Coverly, is the Diamond Honor Book for 2016. 
Acceptance video played during the medal presentation.

  THE BOY ON THE PORCH by Sharon Creech is the Winner of the 2016 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award. 
Acceptance letter read during the medal presentation.
PRISONER 88 by Leah Pileggi is the Simon Honor Book for 2016.    



Charlie May Simon Book Award

  • Established 1971

  • Students in Grades 4-6

  • To promote better reading for children


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Diamond Primary Book Award

  • Since 1998

  • Students in Grades K-3

  • To encourage reading for students in Grades K-3

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