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Arkansas State Reading Lists

2019 - 2020 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Reading List

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

(Part of Creepy Tales!)
Illustrated by Peter Brown
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 15, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

From the celebrated team behind Creepy Carrots!, Aaron Reynolds and Caldecott Honor winner Peter Brown, comes a hilarious (and just a little creepy...

Pocket Full of Colors

The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire
Illustrated by Brigette Barrager
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 29, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

Amy Guglielmo, Jacqueline Tourville, and Brigette Barrager team up to tell the joyful and unique story of the trailblazing Disney artist Mary Blair...

Remembering Vera

Illustrated by Patricia Polacco
This edition: Hardcover, 32 pages
Publication date: October 03, 2017
Ages: 4 - 8

From beloved author Patricia Polacco comes the heartwarming and true story of Vera, an amazing dog who was found as a stray by the US Coast Guard, ...

2019 Arkansas Teen Book Award

Long Way Down

This edition: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publication date: October 24, 2017
Ages: 12 - 99

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature Parents’ Choice Gold Award Winner An ode to Put the Damn Guns Down, this is Na...

2020 - 2021 Arkansas Teen Book Award Master List

Becoming RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Journey to Justice
Illustrated by Whitney Gardner
This edition: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publication date: November 05, 2019
Ages: 10 - 99

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Dissent comes a biographical graphic novel about celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsbu...

2020 - 2021 Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award Nominee

Lifeboat 12

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: September 04, 2018
Ages: 8 - 13

“This page-turning true-life adventure is filled with rich and riveting details and a timeless understanding of the things that matter most.”—Dashk...