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Norwood Elementary School Library: RI Children Book Awards

RI CHILDREN BOOK AWARD SELECTION CRITERIA

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Selection Criteria

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  • Titles nominated should be appropriate for grades 3-5.
  • Fiction and non-fiction titles published during the last two years are eligible.
  • Nominated titles must be currently in print.
  • A title listed once may not be nominated again.
  • Only one title per author may be nominated each year.
  • Authors must be currently living in the United States at the time of nomination.
  • Books by co-authors may be considered.
  • The winning author will be excluded from nomination the following year.
  • All nominated books must have literary value and child appeal.
  • Editors of collected works by other authors will not be considered.
  • New adaptations of books published previously will not be considered (e.g., new graphic novel version of a book.)
  • Series books, sequels, and prequels will be considered as long as they can be enjoyed as standalone books by child readers and do not depend on other books in the series to understand the plot, characters, or setting.
  • The final list should be diverse, so a variety of books should be sought for consideration.
  • [http://www.olis.ri.gov/services/children/ricba/ricbacriteria.php]

VOTING for the RICBA AWARD

Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award

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Voting information for the RI Children's Book Award will begin in January.

Students must read 3 or more books in order to be eligible to vote for their one favorite nominee from the list.  http://www.olis.ri.gov/services/children/ricba/ricbavoting.php

 

RICBA GENERAL AWARD TIMELINE

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Timeline

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September 

The committee convenes and begins the process of selecting 20 nominees.

Author of the February winner is honored at a chosen award ceremony.

February 

Voting begins for the nominnes. All voting will be done online using Survey Monkey and will be open beginning late January.  

March 

The  award winner is announced in early March, and the next year's list of RICBA nominees is released approximately a week later.

Spring 

SLRI, RILA, and RICFB each select a new committee member to serve a three year term.

Fall 

The committee convenes and begins the process of selecting 20 nominees for the award.