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Edward S. Rhodes Library: RI Children's Book Award

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2018 Rhode island Children's Book Award Nominees for Grades 3-5

2017 Rhode Island Children's Book Award (RICBA)

...And the Winner is...

Students in grades 3-6 voted for their favorite book from the nominee list.  To be eligible to vote, students read at least 3 books from the nominee list by February vacation.  Voting took place in February during library class.


RICBA Update

...and the winner is:



Get Your RICBA Books at the CPL!

Click the icon below to go to the Cranston Public Library online catalog. Use your library card number to request books; the system will email you when they're ready for you to pick up.

You can also borrow eBooks and download audiobooks from home!

Blog Your Opinion

The RICBA blog is available for kids across the state to discuss the books.

You can contribute your own opinions as well. But remember to be a good digital citizen! Make sure to:

- be polite

- protect your own privacy

Watch this video from Common Sense Media for a musical reminder on pausing and thinking before you hit "send."