For many years children in Grades 4, 5 and 6 have had the opportunity to help select a book to receive the Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award. This year's award will be selected by children across Arkansas who have been participating in reading these books, and hearing them read aloud by teachers and library media specialists. This is an opportunity to get your children engaged in reading carefully selected books from this year's list. Please note that children in Grades 4,5 and 6 should have read or heard read at least three of the books from the 1999-00 list in order to vote.
Attached is a ballot (Form 1) to be reproduced by your school and used by the students to vote. The votes should then be tallied in each school and totals of each title should be indicated on Form 2. Then, Form 2 should be faxed to 501-682-9026 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, April 14, 2000. Form 3 has been enclosed for you to submit titles to be considered by the Charlie May Simon Reading Committee for the 2001-2002 reading list. The copyright date must be 1999.
The 2000-2001 CMS Children's Book Award Reading List of books published in 1998 is enclosed for your convenience.
The results of this years Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award will be posted in May 2000.