It's time to get a jump on reading the Rhode Island Children's Book Award (RICBA) nominated books for 2015.
You have a big, beautiful summer ahead of you. Why not fill it with fabulous BOOKS?
1) Check out this Guide and see which books will be the most fun for you to read
2) Make sure you have a library card and get them from the Cranston Public Library (William Hall is the closest). Psst! You can even read some of these as e books! Check out the EZone through the Cranston Public Library!
3) Read as many books as you feel like.
4) After you read each book, go to the (tiny!) book review form on this Guide. In order to verify that you read one of these books, I need you to fill out a really tiny survey form. It's all online; no pencils needed.
5) I will check survey responses.
6) In September students who read these books and filled out the survey will get a prize! It's that simple.
Check out the Cranston Public Library!
Click the icon below to go to the web site and CPL on line catalog.
Also, click the icon below to see what e-books the Cranston Public Library has available for you! (You'll need your library card number to borrow/read books this way)
You can also get audio books! Great for travelling and family trips!
Here is the link to the RICBA blog. It's a fun place and you can contribute to it by writing your own book review or commenting... but we need to pay attention to the rules (hey... when DON'T we need to pay attention to rules?)
Go explore the blog...BUT remember our rules about on line communication:
Before we SHARE, we remember the basic and very important ideas about communicating on line, on the internet, through blogging, social networking sites, or however you want to SHARE.
Before we SHARE, let's show we CARE.
We CARE about:
1) being SMART on line
2) being KIND on line
3) protecting our PRIVACY on line
4) being ETHICAL on line
5) being RESPONSIBLE on line
If you want to find out more about the authors who write these books, you can visit this blog:
which has links to author videos and author web sites.
All book summaries courtesy of RICBA committee members.
After you read a RICBA book, please enter your Book Survey Information Here
A quick way to get your information into the on line form is to:
--Type it into Word
--Open your Browser, get into this LibGuide
--Click on the On Line Form
--Cut and Paste your Book survey information from Word into the On Line Form
Here's the RICBA 2015 Bookmark! (always a good idea to have a bookmark on hand...)
Many thanks to the Cranston Public Librarians who formatted this for us!
Sometimes we just need some good, old fashioned fun.
Try the word search below. Look for key words from the book titles. (Those words are provided for you).
You can also try the cross word puzzle below. But you might want to try it after reading a bit about the books first!
Last year, the 2014 RICBA winning book was (deservedly)
The 2013 winning book was
The 2012 winning book was
Click the link below to view the AASL, CCSS and ISTE standards aligned with this activity.