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Arkansas State Reading Lists

2016 - 2017 Diamond Primary Master List

Fiona's Lace

Illustrated by Patricia Polacco
This edition: Hardcover, 48 pages
Publication date: August 26, 2014
Ages: 4 - 8

An Irish family stays together with the help of Fiona’s talent for making one-of-a-kind lace in this heartwarming immigration story from the New York...

2017 - 2018 Charlie May Simon Master List

Stella by Starlight

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: January 06, 2015
Ages: 9 - 13

Sharon M. Draper presents “storytelling at its finest” (School Library Journal, starred review) in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era novel...

Firefly Hollow

Illustrated by Christopher Denise
This edition: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publication date: August 18, 2015
Ages: 8 - 12

Firefly. Cricket. Vole. Peter. Can four creatures from four very different Nations help one another find their ways in the world that can feel...

2016 - 2017 Charlie May Simon Master List

The Map Trap

Illustrated by Dan Andreasen
This edition: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publication date: July 22, 2014
Ages: 8 - 12

This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase “uncharted territory” a whole new meaning!Alton Barnes loves maps. He’s loved...

2015 - 2016 Charlie May Simon Master List

The Thing About Luck

Illustrated by Julia Kuo
This edition: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publication date: June 04, 2013
Ages: 10 - 14

The winner of the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature, from Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata. There is bad luck, good luck, and making...

The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp

This edition: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date: July 23, 2013
Ages: 8 - 12

Meet Bingo and J’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this National Book Award finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi...

2017 Arkansas Teen Book Award Master List

The Last Leaves Falling

This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: June 02, 2015
Ages: 14 - 99

A teen grapples with ALS and his decision to die in this devastatingly beautiful debut novel infused with the haunting grace of samurai death poetry...

2016 Arkansas Teen Book Award Honorable Mention

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

This edition: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publication date: April 15, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix! Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times...

Since You've Been Gone

This edition: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publication date: May 06, 2014
Ages: 12 - 99

Emily is about to take some risks and have the most unexpected summer ever in this new novel from the bestselling author of Second Chance Summer and...