Many thanks to Carolyn Steward of the Gladstone Street School Library in Cranston, RI for the use of this page.
In the box below are book summaries and trailers for the 2017 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 Follett Shelf like this:
Click HERE to go to Mary Downing Hahn's official website.
You can explore all of her books and there is even a videogame based on Took.
Click HERE to play a game based on Upside Down Magic.
The RI Children's Book Award Committee has worked hard this year to develop curriculum connections and other presentation tools to work with this year's titles. If you are looking to infuse your teaching with a new read-aloud please consider a RI Children's Book Award nominee and check the curriculum related materials available here.
Special thanks to all those on the committee for their work on this.