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Edward S. Rhodes Library: RICBA 2025 Nominees

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Past RICBA Winners

2023 Winner: Allergic


2022: The Oldest Student


2021: Titan and the Wild Boars


2020: Inky's Amazing Escape

2019: Sergeant Reckless


2018: Wish

Standards and Acknowledgments


V. A. 1: Reading widely and deeply in multiple formats and write and create for a variety of purposes.

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

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

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.

 The Cross Curricular Proficiencies aligned to this activity include:

  • Collaboration
  • Communication

All summaries courtesy of Follett.

Fiction Nominees

Graphic Novel Nominees

Nonfiction Nominees