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Reading Road Trip returns: White Hall's Moody Elementary

Craig O'Neill's Reading Road Trip officially kicked off for the first time in two years with brand new children’s books for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

WHITE HALL, Ark. — The Reading Road Trip officially kicked off for the first time in two years with brand new children’s books for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

These books were so exceptional that they were nominated for the Diamond Book Award for the best Children’s Book in Arkansas.

This fall, THV11's Craig O'Neill will be reading the 10 nominees for the 2022/23 Diamond Book Awards to students at schools across the state.

The students will vote on the books, and the winner will be named in May.

This Reading Road Trip's goal was to call attention to the 10 nominees, beginning with our first book, that's perfect for kindergarteners.

'A New Green Day' by Antoinette Portis centers around a series of natural occurrences that all five-year-olds have probably experienced in their young lives.

Green used beautifully simple, but poetic language, to describe natural beauty in life— from sunshine and rain, thunder and lighting, all the way to a worm.

The magic of the book is how it touches and involves the child in the daily wonder that is life.

Books are about shared experiences— and this one is perfect for that. 

It made Moody Elementary the perfect first stop on the Reading Road Trip.

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