Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

Given by Arkansas Literacy Association

327 Works 169,742 Books 10,444 Reviews 4.2

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), the Arkansas State Library, and the Arkansas Literacy Association are pleased to announce the annual selection process for the Arkansas Diamond Primary

vis mere Book Award.

Titles are selected by the reading committee per established guidelines. Anyone interested in serving on the reading committee can contact Ruth Hyatt at for more information.

The Arkansas Diamond Award winner 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 takes place in May each year.


The Diamond Primary Book Award winner is selected in May by students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grades. Cassandra Barnett of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will send out ballot collection forms to all schools in early May. The voting window will last one week. If you need to be added to her distribution list, please email Cassandra at vis mindre

Alle, Winner (25), Honor (25), Third Place (5), Nominee (293)
Alle, 2024 (12), 2023 (10), 2022 (10), 2021 (11), 2020 (13), 2019 (16), 2018 (13), 2017 (14), 2016 (11), 2015 (13), 2014 (13), 2013 (12), 2012 (14), 2011 (12), 2010 (11), 2009 (14), 2008 (10), 2007 (13), 2006 (12), 2005 (11), 2004 (10), 2003 (12), 2002 (11), 2001 (16), 2000 (15), 1999 (18)

Winner 25

Honor 25

Third Place 5

Nominee 293

Time for Bed, Old House af Janet Costa Bates2024
Survivor Tree af Marcie Colleen2024
I Can Help af Reem Faruqi2024
Don't Hug Doug (He Doesn't Like It) af Carrie Finison2024
Poultrygeist af Eric Geron2024
Change Sings: A Children's Anthem af Amanda Gorman2024
Norman Didn't Do It!: (Yes, He Did) af Ryan T. Higgins2024
When Langston Dances af Kaija Langley2024
Outside, Inside af LeUyen Pham2024
Except Antarctica af Todd Sturgell2024
Mel Fell af Corey R. Tabor2024
All We Need af Kathy Wolff2024
The Couch Potato (The Food Group) af Jory John2023
All the Way to the Top: How One Girl's Fight for Americans with Disabilities Changed Everything af Annette Bay Pimentel2023
Kaia and the Bees af Maribeth Boelts2023
Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights af Beth Anderson2023
On Wings of Words: The Extraordinary Life of Emily Dickinson af Jennifer Berne2023
Overground Railroad af Lesa Cline-Ransome2023
Swashby and the Sea af Beth Ferry2023
The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read af Rita Lorraine Hubbard2023
Sticks and Stones af Patricia Polacco2023
A New Green Day af Antoinette Portis2023
The Very Impatient Caterpillar af Ross Burach2022
The Great Indoors af Julie Falatko2022
A Computer Called Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Helped Put America on the Moon af Suzanne Slade2022
A Friend for Henry af Jenn Bailey2022
Fearless Mary: Mary Fields, American Stagecoach Driver af Tami Charles2022
Going Down Home with Daddy af Kelly Starling Lyons2022
A Scarf for Keiko af Ann Malaspina2022
Anya's Secret Society af Yevgenia Nayberg2022
Gittel's Journey: An Ellis Island Story af Lesléa Newman2022
My Papi Has a Motorcycle af Isabel Quintero2022
There's a Dinosaur on the 13th Floor af Wade Bradford2021
Doll-E 1.0 af Shanda McCloskey2021
The Rough Patch af Brian Lies2021
The United States v. Jackie Robinson af Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen2021
The Hugely-Wugely Spider af Ethan T. Berlin2021
Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code: A Navajo Code Talker's Story af Joseph Bruchac2021
Sisters and Champions: The True Story of Venus and Serena Williams af Howard Bryant2021
Giraffe Problems af Jory John2021
Goldfish on Vacation af Sally Lloyd-Jones2021
Wordy Birdy af Tammi Sauer2021
Dear Substitute af Liz Garton Scanlon2021
Creepy Pair of Underwear! af Aaron Reynolds2020
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors af Drew Daywalt2020
Please Please the Bees af Gerald Kelley2020
Where's Rodney? af Carmen Bogan2020
Dad and the Dinosaur af Gennifer Choldenko2020
Before She Was Harriet af Lesa Cline-Ransome2020
There Might Be Lobsters af Carolyn Crimi2020
Great, Now We've Got Barbarians! af Jason Carter Eaton2020
The Boy and the Whale af Mordicai Gerstein2020
Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire af Amy Guglielmo2020
My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis af Paul Meisel2020
Remembering Vera af Patricia Polacco2020
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) af Dan Santat2020
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog af Lisa Papp2019
Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions af Chris Barton2019
The Quickest Kid in Clarksville af Pat Zietlow Miller2019
Bloom af Doreen Cronin2019
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About Knitting and Love af Michelle Edwards2019
Steamboat School af Deborah Hopkinson2019
Flying Frogs and Walking Fish: Leaping Lemurs, Tumbling Toads, Jet-Propelled Jellyfish, and More Surprising Ways That Animals Move af Steve Jenkins2019
Antsy Ansel : Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature af Cindy Jenson-Elliott2019
More-igami af Dori Kleber2019
The Bell in the Bridge af Ted Kooser2019
Clara: The (Mostly) True Story of the Rhinoceros Who Dazzled Kings, Inspired Artists, and Won the Hearts of Everyone . . . While She Ate Her Way Up and Down a Continent! af Emily Arnold McCully2019
The Mermaid's Purse af Patricia Polacco2019
Sound of All Things, The af Myron Uhlberg2019
The Water Princess af Susan Verde2019
The Kid from Diamond Street: The Extraordinary Story of Baseball Legend Edith Houghton af Audrey Vernick2019
A Piece of Home af Jeri Watts2019
The Bear Ate Your Sandwich af Julia Sarcone-Roach2018
Ragweed's Farm Dog Handbook af Anne Vittur Kennedy2018
Trombone Shorty af Troy Andrews2018
Granddaddy's Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box af Michael S. Bandy2018
Freedom's School af Lesa Cline-Ransome2018
Rufus Goes to Sea af Kim T. Griswell2018
I Will Never Get a Star on Mrs. Benson's Blackboard af Jennifer K. Mann2018
Toad Weather af Sandra Markle2018
Queen of the Diamond: The Lizzie Murphy Story af Emily Arnold McCully2018
Mahalia Jackson: Walking with Kings and Queens af Nina Nolan2018
One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia af Miranda Paul2018
Oskar and the Eight Blessings af Tanya Simon2018
Mama Seeton's Whistle af Jerry Spinelli2018
Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla af Katherine Applegate2017
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) af Peter Brown2017
My Grandfather's Coat af Jim Aylesworth2017
Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas af Lynne Cox2017
Where's Mommy? af Beverly Donofrio2017
Catch That Cookie! af Hallie Durand2017
Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch af Anne Isaacs2017
Sequoia af Tony Johnston2017
Beauty and the Beast af H. Chuku Lee2017
Poor Doreen: A Fishy Tale af Sally Lloyd-Jones2017
I Wanna Go Home af Karen Kaufman Orloff2017
Fiona's Lace af Patricia Polacco2017
Blizzard af John Rocco2017
Albie's First Word: A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein's Childhood af Jacqueline Tourville2017
The Day the Crayons Quit af Drew Daywalt2016
The Very Inappropriate Word af Jim Tobin2016
The Fort That Jack Built af Boni Ashburn2016
No Pirates Allowed Said Library Lou af Rhonda Gowler Greene2016
Lottie Paris and the Best Place af Angela Johnson2016
My Lucky Birthday af Keiko Kasza2016
Otis and the Puppy af Loren Long2016
Miss Moore Thought Otherwise: How Anne Carroll Moore Created Libraries for Children af Jan Pinborough2016
The Blessing Cup af Patricia Polacco2016
The Favorite Daughter af Allen Say2016
Becoming Babe Ruth af Matt Tavares2016
Extra Yarn af Mac Barnett2015
One Cool Friend af Toni Buzzeo2015
Just as Good: How Larry Doby Changed America's Game af Chris Crowe2015
Lost and Found af Bill Harley2015
A Boy Called Dickens af Deborah Hopkinson2015
Tea Cakes for Tosh af Kelly Starling Lyons2015
The Art of Miss Chew af Patricia Polacco2015
Helen's Big World: The Life of Helen Keller af Doreen Rappaport2015
There Goes Ted Williams: The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived af Matt Tavares2015
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs af Mo Willems2015
Each Kindness af Jacqueline Woodson2015
The Day Dirk Yeller Came to Town af Mary Casanova2014
The Lost and Found Pony af Tracy Dockray2014
The Quite Contrary Man: A True American Tale af Patricia Rusch Hyatt2014
Waddles af David McPhail2014
Hatch! af Roxie Munro2014
Bun Bun Button af Patricia Polacco2014
Belle, The Last Mule at Gee's Bend: A Civil Rights Story af Calvin Alexander Ramsey2014
Blackout af John Rocco2014
The Carpenter's Gift: A Christmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree af David Rubel2014
The Christmas Coat: Memories of My Sioux Childhood af Virginia Driving Hawk Sneve2014
Balloons Over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade af Melissa Sweet2014
The Hallelujah Flight af Phil Bildner2013
The 3 Little Dassies af Jan Brett2013
Dave the Potter: Artist, Poet, Slave af Laban Carrick Hill2013
Stand Straight, Ella Kate af Kate Klise2013
Polar Bears af Mark Newman2013
I Wanna New Room af Karen Kaufman Orloff2013
Back of the Bus af Aaron Reynolds2013
Ben and the Emancipation Proclamation af Pat Sherman2013
A Place Where Hurricanes Happen af Renée Watson2013
Pecan Pie Baby af Jacqueline Woodson2013
The Mitten af Jim Aylesworth2012
Strega Nona’s Harvest af Tomie dePaola2012
Chicken Little af Rebecca Emberley2012
Yonderfel's Castle: A Medieval Fable af Jean Gralley2012
Tsunami! af Kimiko Kajikawa2012
Chicken Soup af Jean Van Leeuwen2012
Crow Call af Lois Lowry2012
Lousy Rotten Stinkin' Grapes af Margie Palatini2012
Eleanor, Quiet No More af Doreen Rappaport2012
Silly Tilly af Eileen Spinelli2012
Duck and Cover af Jackie Urbanovic2012
My Name Is Sangoel af Karen Lynn Williams2012
Frogs af Nic Bishop2011
Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure af Doreen Cronin2011
The Wolves Are Back af Jean Craighead George2011
That Book Woman af Heather Henson2011
Spuds af Karen Hesse2011
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale (Introducing His Forgotten Frontier Friend) af Deborah Hopkinson2011
How Many Ways Can You Catch a Fly? af Robin Page2011
Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar af Janet Pedersen2011
Trout Are Made of Trees af April Pulley Sayre2011
Duck Soup af Jackie Urbanovic2011
The Three Snow Bears af Jan Brett2010
The Pink Refrigerator af Tim Egan2010
The Chicken-Chasing Queen of Lamar County af Janice N. Harrington2010
Papa and the Pioneer Quilt af Jean Van Leeuwen2010
Henry's Freedom Box af Ellen Levine2010
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? af Margaret McNamara2010
The Orange Shoes af Trinka Hakes Noble2010
Where in the Wild?: Camouflaged Creatures Concealed... and Revealed af David M. Schwartz2010
Hair for Mama af Kelly Tinkham2010
Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin af Gene Barretta2009
My Mom's Wedding af Eve Bunting2009
Pop's Bridge af Eve Bunting2009
One Potato, Two Potato af Cynthia DeFelice2009
Lilly's Big Day af Kevin Henkes2009
Sky Boys af Deborah Hopkinson2009
Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor af Emily Arnold McCully2009
Watermelon Wishes af Lisa Moser2009
Night Boat to Freedom af Margot Theis Raven2009
George Crum and the Saratoga Chip af Gaylia Taylor2009
Crossing Bok Chitto: A Choctaw Tale of Friendship and Freedom af Tim Tingle2009
Brothers af Yin2009
Grandmama's Pride af Becky Birtha2008
Because Your Daddy Loves You af Andrew Clements2008
Diary of a Spider af Doreen Cronin2008
Saving Strawberry Farm af Deborah Hopkinson2008
Nora's Ark af Natalie Kinsey-Warnock2008
Searching for Oliver K. Woodman af Darcy Pattison2008
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt Map to Freedom af Bettye Stroud2008
Dad, Jackie, and Me af Myron Uhlberg2008
Pinduli af Janell Cannon2007
Jump!: From the Life of Michael Jordan af Floyd Cooper2007
Duck for President af Doreen Cronin2007
The Big Trip af Valeri Gorbachev2007
Photographer Mole af Dennis Haseley2007
Apples to Oregon: Being the (Slightly) True Narrative of How a Brave Pioneer Father Brought Apples, Peaches, Pears, Plums, Grapes, and Cherries (and Children) across the Plains af Deborah Hopkinson2007
A Packet of Seeds af Deborah Hopkinson2007
Blueberries for the Queen af Katherine Paterson2007
John Philip Duck af Patricia Polacco2007
Why Epossumondas Has No Hair on His Tail af Coleen Salley2007
Hachiko: The True Story of a Loyal Dog af Pamela S. Turner2007
The Best Kind of Gift af Kathi Appelt2006
No Place for a Pig af Suzanne Bloom2006
Mr. Basset Plays af Dominic Catalano2006
Diary of a Worm af Doreen Cronin2006
Boxes for Katje af Candace Fleming2006
Mystic Horse af Paul Goble2006
Sherman Crunchley af Laura Numeroff2006
The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman af Darcy Pattison2006
Punctuation Takes a Vacation af Robin Pulver2006
Old Cricket af Lisa Wheeler2006
The Princess and the Pizza af Mary Jane Auch2005
Goose's Story af Cari Best2005
Daisy Comes Home af Jan Brett2005
The Littlest Wolf af Larry Dane Brimner2005
I.Q. Goes to School af Mary Ann Fraser2005
The Teddy Bear af David McPhail2005
Bob af Tracey Campbell Pearson2005
Wanda's Monster af Eileen Spinelli2005
Dear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School af Mark Teague2005
Emily's art af Peter Catalanotto2004
The Name Jar af Yangsook Choi2004
A Fine, Fine School af Sharon Creech2004
Miss Renee's Mice af Elizabeth Stokes Hoffman2004
The Mightiest af Keiko Kasza2004
Goin' Someplace Special af Patricia C. Mckissack2004
The Stray Dog af Marc Simont2004
Sophie's Masterpiece: A Spider's Tale af Eileen Spinelli2004
Dancing in the Wings af Debbie Allen2003
Rose Red and the Bear Prince af Dan Andreasen2003
If Nathan Were Here af Mary Bahr2003
Hedgie's Surprise af Jan Brett2003
The Memory String af Eve Bunting2003
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type af Doreen Cronin2003
First Day Jitters af Julie Danneberg2003
Grandpa's Corner Store af Dyanne Disalvo-ryan2003
Hog Music af M. C. Helldorfer2003
My Two Grandmothers af Effin Older2003
Full Belly Bowl af Jim Aylesworth2002
Mr. Tanen's Ties af Maryann Cocca-Leffler2002
Mama and Me and the Model T af Faye Gibbons2002
Erandi's Braids af Antonio Hernandez Madrigal2002
Auntie Claus af Elise Primavera2002
The Night Iguana Left Home af DK2002
Axle Annie af Robin Pulver2002
Raising Sweetness af Diane Stanley2002
Cook-a-Doodle-Doo af Janet Stevens2002
Marianthe's Story: Painted Words and Spoken Memories af Aliki2001
The Pumpkin Runner af Marsha Diane Arnold2001
The Crane Wife af Odds Bodkin2001
Tale of a Tail af Judit Z. Bodnar2001
It's going to be perfect af Nancy Carlson2001
The Mightiest Heart af Lynn Cullen2001
Honk!: The Story of a Prima Swanerina af Pamela Duncan Edwards2001
The Golden Sandal: A Middle Eastern Cinderella Story af Rebecca Hickox2001
A Christmas Tree in the White House af Gary Hines2001
Moses Goes to a Concert af Isaac Millman2001
The Giant Carrot af Jan Peck2001
Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones af Phyllis Root2001
Yoko af Rosemary Wells2001
Something Beautiful af Sharon Dennis Wyeth2001
Emma and the Night Dogs af Susan Bivin Aller2000
The Hat af Jan Brett2000
Moonlight Kite af Helen E. Buckley2000
The Borrowed Hanukkah Latkes af Linda Glaser2000
The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed af Margaret Hodges2000
Tundra Mouse: A Storyknife Tale af Megan McDonald2000
Little Oh af Laura Krauss Melmed2000
Miz Fannie Mae's Fine New Easter Hat af Melissa Milich2000
Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella af Alan Schroeder2000
Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter af Diane Stanley2000
The Gardener af Sarah Stewart2000
Mailing May af Michael O. Tunnell2000
Rapunzel af Paul O. Zelinsky2000
Secret Place af Eve Bunting1999
Train to Somewhere af Eve Bunting1999
The Bat in the Boot af Annie Cannon1999
Temple Cat af Andrew Clements1999
Livingstone Mouse af Pamela Duncan Edwards1999
The Wolfhound af Kristine Franklin1999
Leah's Pony af Elizabeth Friedrich1999
Mountain Wedding af Faye Gibbons1999
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse af Kevin Henkes1999
Lunch Bunnies af Kathryn Lasky1999
The Dream Jar af Bonnie Pryor1999
One Christmas Dawn af Candice F. Ransom1999
Old Winter af Judith Benet Richardson1999
The Long, Long Letter af Elizabeth Spurr1999
The Garden of Happiness af Erika Tamar1999
Too Many Pumpkins af Linda White1999


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