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Chester W. Barrows School Library: Rhode Island Children's Book Award 2018

RICBA Books for Summer Pleasure Reading!

It's time to get a jump on reading the Rhode Island Children's Book Award (RICBA) nominated books for 2018.


You have a big, beautiful summer ahead of you.  Why not fill it with fabulous BOOKS?



1) Check out this Guide and see which books will be the most fun for you to read

2) Make sure you have a library card and get them from the Cranston Public Library (William Hall is the closest).  Psst!  You can even read some of these as e books!  Check out the EZone through the Cranston Public Library!

3) Read as many books as you feel like.

4) After you read each book, go to the (tiny!) book review form on this Guide.  In order to verify that you read one of these books, I need you to fill out a really tiny survey form.  It's all online; no pencils needed.  

5) I will check survey responses.

6) In September students who read these books and filled out the survey will get a prize!  It's that simple.


Happy Reading!

Mrs. Rose

Barrows Librarian



RICBA 2018 Book Trailers!

Click HERE to see book trailers for the RICBA 2018 books!



Get Your RICBA Books at the Cranston Public Library!

Check out the Cranston Public Library!

Click the icon below to go to the web site and CPL on line catalog.

Also, click the icon below to see what e-books the Cranston Public Library has available for you!  (You'll need your library card number to borrow/read books this way)

You can also get audio books!  Great for travelling and family trips!

Before You Share RICBA Books On Line...


Remember our rules about on line communication:

Before we SHARE, we remember the basic and very important ideas about communicating on line, on the internet, through blogging, social networking sites, or however you want to SHARE.


Before we SHARE, let's show we CARE.


We CARE about:

1) being SMART on line

2) being KIND on line

3) protecting our PRIVACY on line

4) being ETHICAL on line

5) being RESPONSIBLE on line



Find Out About the RICBA Authors!

If you want to find out more about the authors who write these books, you can visit this website, which was put together by the RICBA 2018 committee:

It has links to author videos and author web sites.

Happy Exploring!


Click the link below to view the AASL, CCSS and ISTE standards aligned with this activity.

Psst! Fifth Graders!

Hey, my Fifth Graders going into Middle School!

You are almost teenagers!

Therefore, you now qualify to read not only the Rhode Island Children Book Award Nominees, but

now the Rhode Island MIDDLE SCHOOL Book Award Nominees!

Your librarian at Park View, Mrs. Mills, created this awesome Summer Reading LibGuide for you.

Check it out right here!

Check Out Some OTHER Guides to RICBA 2018 Books!

Here are some AWESOME Guides to the new RICBA books!  Check these out!

Gladstone School's RICBA 2018 Guide

(This one has book trailers WITH the books!)


Edgewood Highland's RICBA Guide


Edgewood Highland's RICBA Book Trailers


RICBA Nominees 2018: Check them out!


All book summaries courtesy of RICBA committee members and Follett.

It's Time to Vote!

If you have read at least 3 books (and I think we have read at least 3 together :-), then it's time to vote.

WHEN IT'S TIME TO VOTE (FEB 2018), Click on the medal to cast your vote for your favorite Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominee for 2018.



(Voting has been disabled until  Feb 2018. :-)

Voting Results as of Feb 2018




RICBA 2018 Bookmark

Here's the RICBA 2018 Bookmark! (always a good idea to have a bookmark on hand...)

Click the medal to get the list/bookmark.

Many thanks to the OLIS librarians who formatted this!

Here's the On Line Form For Your Book Survey!!

After you read a RICBA book, please enter your Book Survey Information Here


A quick way to get your information into the on line form is to: 

--Type it into Word
--Open your Browser, get into this LibGuide
--Click on the On Line Form

--Cut and Paste your Book survey information from Word into the On Line Form



Happy Reading!


Your Librarian

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Sue Rose
Chester W. Barrows School
9 Beachmont Avenue
Cranston, RI 02905

Fun and Games with RICBA 2018 Books!

Sometimes we just need some good, old fashioned fun.


Try the word search above.  Look for key words from the book titles.  (Those words are provided for you).


You can also try the cross word puzzle above.  But you might want to try it after reading a bit about the books first!


Happy Fun!

Past RICBA Winners

The 2017 RICBA winning book was

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The 2016 RICBA winning book was

The 2015 RICBA winning book was 

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The 2014 RICBA winning book was

Cover Art

The 2013 winning book was

The 2012 winning book was