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Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award 2018

The Charlie May Simon Children’s Book Award for children’s literature has been presented annually since 1971 to an author whose book has been selected through a vote taken by Arkansas school children in grades four, five and six. The purpose of the award is to promote better reading for children and to recognize Mrs. John Gould Fletcher, an outstanding Arkansas author who wrote under the pen name Charlie May Simon.

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      Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

      by Don Brown

      Sep 2015

      Graphic Novels High

      2016 NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Winner
      “We’re coming back. This is home. This is life.” Drawing from news stories and real-life anecdotes, Don Brown portrays New Orleans before, during, and after Hurricane Katrina. Source notes. Bibliography. Full-color pen-and-ink illustrations with digital paint.

      The Octopus Scientists: Exploring the Mind of a Mollusk

      by Sy Montgomery

      Science Nonfiction Elementary

      $18.99 Special Order
      Moorea: scientists are looking for Pacific day octopus, which "grow to more than four feet long. They're not rare or endangered. Should be pretty easy to find, right?" Wrong. Selected bibliography. Index. Full-color map, diagram, and photographs.
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