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Stone Hill Elementary School Library: RICBA

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The RI Children's Book Award (RICBA) Blog

Click on the RICBA symbol to visit the RICBA blog link.  It's a fun place to read comments written by other students in the state.  You can contribute a book review also ... but we need to pay attention to the guidelines written on the side of the blog page as well as Stone Hill rules for writing a blog post.  Show Ms. Manion your review before posting.  


Go explore the blog.

The book reviews will get you excited, the pictures are GREAT, and you'll want to start blogging right away!


... you need to pay ALOT of attention to the GUIDELINES section on the right side of the blog. 

Orchard Farms students are asked to be very positive and share information from the story when writing a review.

  • You will be entering your book review on a special web form not on the blog.  I need to see it first (that is, I need to VERIFY your work).
  • Your book review needs to be POSITIVE.  You need to write your review on a book that you liked.  It's easy to tell something about a book you didn't like, but it's more interesting to be positive and to try to convince other people to read a book.
  • Your book review will need to be at least 5 sentences.
  • Most Important:  Make sure that your book review is something you would be proud to show your GRANDMOTHER.  Nothing in bad taste.  Nothing mean.
  • NEVER post your full name!  Use your first name ONLY and your grade. Include our school name too.

This is something that will make us proud!




Choose a book from the 2019 Nominees!  

In fact, choose and read 3!

Be ready to vote for your favorite in February!

RICBA 2015 Nominees

You can find most of these books

in our library RICBA display!

You can also find them at the public library, bookstores and some classroom book orders.

Happy Reading!

Standards Addressed

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner

1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital)
in order to make inferences and gather meaning
3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.
4.1.3 Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats and genres.
4.1.5 Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience.

Common Core State Standards

CC.2.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

CC.3.SL.1.d Comprehension and Collaboration: Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

CC.3.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

CC.1.W.6 Production and Distribution of Writing: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

CC.2.W.2 Text Types and Purposes: Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.

CC.2.W.6 Production and Distribution of Writing: With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.

CC.3.W.1.a Text Types and Purposes: Introduce the topic or text that they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

CC.5.R.L.2 Key Ideas and Details: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

ISTE Technology Standards

2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media

b. Communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

5. Digital Citizenship

Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

a. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and technology

b. Exhibit a positive attitude toward using technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity

Rhode Island Children's Book Award 2019

In the box below are book summaries and trailers for the 2019 RICBA book nominees. Some of the tabs also have links to the authors' websites and online games. The books will all be available in our school library in the fall but you can check them out from the public library this summer.

The public library may also have ebook versions of the titles. Please ask the librarians at your local library to help you access them. Don't be shy. Answering questions and helping people is what they are there for.

Don't forget, you can also check Follett Shelf for ebook versions of these at any time.

Follett Shelf is accessible to you all summer long, 24 hours a day.

Your login to Follettshelf is cst and your school lunchcode (school identification number).

Example: cst12345

Your password is your birthday in 6 digits. MonthDayYear.

If your birthday is January 4, 2001, your password would be 010401.

RICBA Nominees 2019


Click Icon below to go to D.J. MacHale's website.


Click the icon below to visit for online coloring, story writing and lessons.

Click the icon below to visit the author's website.

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Subject Guide

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Cranston, RI


This page was created by Mrs. Gaiewski, teacher-librarian at Glen Hills Elementary School.

Some information was shared with permission from Mrs. Rose, Chester Barrows School.