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Tiverton Middle School Library: RI Children's Book Award

2015 RI Children's Book Award Winner is...

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by

Chris Grabenstein is the 2015 award winner!

Cover Art

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello.

The book was inspired by a real school library:  Check it out!

Can you solve the final puzzle?

 See Chris's writing when he was in school!  Where does Chris do his writing now?

Meet Chris's pets! 


RICBA Nominees 2015: Check them out!

All book summaries courtesy of RICBA committee members.

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library Book Trailer

See a video clip of Author Chris Grabenstein



The Rhode Island Children's Book Award started in 1990 as a joint project of the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association (RISC/IRA), the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), and the Rhode Island Educational Media Association (RIEMA) under the coordinationship of the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). Each of the participating bodies selects 3 representatives who each serve three year terms on a revolving basis. 


We ask that students read and/or listen to at least three (3) books from the list then vote for their favorite! Those children who will be in grades 3-6 during the February 2015 are eligible to vote. Voting will take place at participating schools and libraries by February 15, 2015, and the winning author will be invited to receive the award in the fall of 2016.
Click on the picture to link to the RICBA blog with an annotated listing of the books for this year.