Delaware Diamonds

The purposes of this award programs are:
  • to encourage young readers in Delaware to become better acquainted with quality literature
  • to expose students to recent books
  • to honor favorite books and authors
  • to broaden students’ awareness of literature as a lifelong pleasure

Students will be asked to vote for their favorite book from a list of titles. In order to be eligible to vote, a kindergarten, first, or second grade student must read or listen to 8 of the 12 nominated books. A third through twelfth grade student must read or listen to 4 of the 10 nominated books.

For questions,  contact Kathy Shearer  or Karen Gordon at
Winning Titles for 2012-2013 

 Grades K-2  Gingerbread Man Loose in the School by Laure Murray

Grades 3-5 The Mysteries of the Komodo Dragon by Marly Crump

Grades 6-8 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson

Grades 9-12 Ashfall by Mike Mullen

Winning Titles for 2011 - 2012

Grades K-2 Chester’s Masterpiece by Melanie Watt

Grades 3-5 Edgar Allan’s Official Crime Investigation Notebook by Mary Amoato

Grades 6-8 The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

Grades 9-12 Dark Water by Laura McNeal

New Winners of Sets of Books for 2013-2014
Susan Zolper, Clayton Elementary School
Ann Rogers, Towne Point Elementary Schoo