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SUMMER READING FUN
Summer is a great time to read the RICBA Nominees for 2018!
1) Check out this LibGuide to discover which books you'd like to read.
2) Visit the Cranston Public Library to borrow a copy. 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'd like. (try for 3 or more)
4) After you read each book, go to the RICBA READER SURVEY on the right side of this LibGuide. Answer the quick questions and submit your response so I know you've read the book. (If you don't have access to a computer, write your responses and turn them in when we return to school in September.)
5) I'll be looking for your opinions over the summer.
6) In September students who have read a RICBA book and filled out the survey will get a prize! It's that simple.
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!
Fun and Games with RICBA 2018 Books!
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 wrote 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.
Click the link below to view the AASL, CCSS and ISTE standards aligned with this activity.
RICMBA Nominees 2018
NEW THIS YEAR!
Rhode Island Middle School Book Award Nominees 2018
If you are entering grade 6, visit the NEW RIMSBA Page! Click on the RICBA tab at the top of the LibGuide to access the middle school list!
Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominees 2018
The RICBA 2018 Nominees are here!!
Are you in Grade 3-5?
Can you read 3 books by February 2017?
Then you can vote for your favorite book.
The book with the most votes will be forever known as the
RHODE ISLAND CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER!
Check out the 20 book list below and
READ . . . READ . . . READ
New this year! Participate in the ROOSTER GAMES
by reading 7 RICBA books
by February, 2018!
You'll learn about the GAMES in library class.!
RICBA Nominees 2018: Check them out!
Ada's Violin by
From the mountains of trash that envelop the town of Cateura, Paraguay, comes the true story of a girl, her music teacher, and an orchestra that turns trash into musical instruments. Nonfiction.
Sadie's Story by
Sadie is bored and lonely while her best friends go on vacation without her. When a funny witch moves into the backyard playhouse, Sadie discovers a bird-filled adventure. Fantasy.
Brave Like My Brother by
Join Charlie and his brother Joe as they exchange letters during WWII. Charlie needs to confront bullies without the physical help of his deployed, hero brother. Can he do this on his own? Historical fiction.
Cinnamon Moon by
Orphan and homeless siblings of the Peshtigo fire in 1871, Allis and Quinn are taken to live in a Chicago boarding house where they befriend orphan Nettie. Together they plan to escape the miserable conditions when Nettie is kidnapped. Historical fiction.
The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by
After moving with his parents to Echo City to remodel an old hotel, Charles starts to feel like he is being watched by something strange. In comes the young Margo Maloo, monster mediator, to solve the case. Graphic novel.
Fortune Falls by
Life in Fortune Falls, a magical town where superstitions are real, is not easy if you, like Sadie Bleeker, are an Unlucky. How will Sadie change her luck? Fantasy.
Meet Florian, the only kid on the FBI’s speed dial and criminals' most wanted lists all because of his Theory of All Small Things (T.O.A.S.T.). Can Florian decipher the clues and finish his homework in time to help the FBI solve the case? Mystery.
I Dissent by
GGet to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—in the first picture book about her life—as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable! Biography.
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by
Emerson Elementary is going to be torn down and Ms. Hill’s students have something to say about it. Follow the fate of the school as each student records their year for a time capsule class project. Realistic fiction/Verse.
A Long Pitch Home by
Bilal is surrounded with newness when he arrives in the U.S. from Pakistan with his Mom and sister. There is so much to learn! But harder still is getting through each day missing his father who stayed behind and waiting for him to join them. Realistic fiction.
Mo'Ne - Remember My Name by
Mo'ne's story is one of determination, hard work, and an incredible fastball. She also plays basketball and soccer! Mo’ne learned to play baseball with the boys and rose to national stardom before the beginning of 8th grade. Memoir.
Ollie's Odyssey by
Ollie is Billy’s favorite toy. Zozo has never been anybody's favorite toy. When their paths cross, Ollie risks losing Billy forever. Can Ollie escape Zozo and his gang of “Creeps”? Fantasy.
The Prizewinners of Piedmont Place by
Cal can’t wait for his family to win the Great Grab Contest! The prize? Twenty minutes to grab anything in the Wish Shoppe! He knows his family will leave the competition in the dust, but first he has to convince them to compete! Realistic fiction.
The Eureka Key by
Sam (a puzzle master) and Martina (a history whiz) become involved in a dangerous quest to find seven keys left behind by Benjamin Franklin and a secret society, which, when gathered together, unlock a powerful weapon. Help solve the puzzle and save the nation! Mystery
Towers Falling by
Deja doesn’t know what happened to the Twin Towers or what it means to her own family. Join her and her new friends on a journey to understand her home and community. Realistic fiction.
Weekends with Max and His Dad by
With newly divorced parents, Max spends his weekends with his dad in an almost empty apartment. Can new furniture, pancakes, and spy missions make this place feel like home? Realistic fiction.
Wet Cement by
Who says words need to be concrete? This clever collection shapes poems in surprising and meaningful ways and challenges students to look at words and poetry in a whole new way. Poetry.
Ever wonder how great toys are made? Sometimes by accident! Learn how NASA engineer Lonnie Johnson’s tinkering made a splash in the history of toys but not until years of hard work, vision, and perseverance. Biography.
The Wild Robot by
When robot Roz wakes up for the first time alone on an island, she must adjust her programming to help her live among wild animals and other threats. But can technology and nature survive together? Science fiction/Fantasy.
Charlie has been making the same wish every day. Now her wish will never come true when she is sent to live with family she barely knows. Will a stray dog and a neighbor
boy get Charlie to change her mind about what
she wants – and needs? Realistic fiction.
All book summaries courtesy of RICBA committee members and Follett.
RICBA READER SURVEY
After you read a RICBA book, please enter your Book Survey Information.
Be sure to Submit your response! Have Fun!
RICBA 2018 Book Trailers!
RICBA 2018 Bookmark
Need a Bookmark? Why not print the RICBA Nominee bookmark and keep it in your book. You can always mark off the books you'd like to read, then check it off when you're done!
Click the medal to get the list/bookmark.
Many thanks to the OLIS librarians who formatted this!
Past RICBA Winners
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This page was created by Mrs. Gaiewsk, Teacher-Librarian, Orchard Farms School. Some links and information were used with permission from Mrs. Rose / RICBA LibGuide, Chester Barrows School.