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Garden City School Library: RICBA 2019

How It Works

All you have to do to vote in the RICBA election in February is read three of the twenty books on the list. To qualify for the Rooster Games, you need to read at least five. See below for plot summaries and links to book trailers. Then, after you finish a book, submit a form to Ms. Moore with a super short summary and your opinion about it. You can use the paper form at school or this online form from any computer:

TEACHERS! Access ideas for using the RICBA nominees in your classroom with the Curriculum Connections created by the committee. I'll add the link when it's ready. Links to web sites/reading guides and writing prompts will be included.

Thanks to Carolyn Steward for creating the banner image.

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 e-books and download audiobooks from home!

Read Online!

Many of these books are available as ebooks via Destiny Discover. When you search for a book in RICAT, and we have an electronic version, you'll see the letter e next to the cover (bottom search result).

To check out the e-book using a computer, click on this link and then log in

User Name: CGN and your lunch code (school ID number)

Example: CGN12345

Password: Your birthday in 6 digits (MMDDYY)

Example: If you were born on May 5, 2009, your password would be 050209

Search for the book and then click on the "Checkout" button to claim it.

To check out the e-book to a device like a phone or tablet, download the Destiny Discover app. NOTE: Any checkouts to your account will be available via all platforms.

Past RICBA Winners

2018: Wish

2018 Nominees List

2017: Sisters

2017 Nominees List

2016: El Deafo

2016 Nominees List

2015: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

2015 Nominees List

Cover Art

2014: Wonder

2013: Sidekicks

2018 Nominees

All book summaries courtesy of RICBA committee members and Follett. Thanks to Katie Tanner and Sue Rose for collecting them and creating LibGuide boxes I was able to reuse here. If the title of a book is blue, you can click on it to watch a book trailer (we're missing Curse of the Boggin / Surrender the Key, The Marvelwood Magicians, The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!, and The Trail). Thanks to Carolyn Steward for collecting many of the trailers.

You can print out this chart of book covers and keep track of which ones you've read.

Standards Addressed


V. A. 1: Reading widely and deeply in multiple formats and write and create for a variety of purposes.