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UALR Ottenheimer Library

Children's Award Winners

About this award

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.

The Charlie May Simon Award winner is selected by an annual vote. Children in Grades 4-6 must have read or been 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.

For a list of current and past winners, please visit this website:  https://www.library.arkansas.gov/programs/book-awards/charlie-may-simon-book-award/.