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Arkansas State Reading Lists

2019 - 2020 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award Reading List

Creepy Pair of Underwear!

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...

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...

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...

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.”—Dashka...