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Colt Andrews Elementary School Library: 2015 Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Colt Andrews students vote!

19 students qualified to vote for his or her favorite book from the Rhode Island Children's Book award nominees. We had a special lunch together on March 3rd and the students voted as follows:

Our winner: "Navigating Early" with 4 votes

3 votes “Gaby, Lost and Found”

2 votes “Mountain Dog”

2 votes “Hiding Out at Pancake Palace”

2 votes “Odessa Again”

1 vote "Doll Bones"

1 vote “The Mighty Miss Malone”

1 vote “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library”

1 vote “Athlete vs. Mathlete”

1 vote “Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin”

1 vote “Gone Fishing: A Novel in Verse”



The Rhode Island Children's Book Award started in 1990 as a joint project of the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association (RISC/IRA), the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), and the Rhode Island Educational Media Association (RIEMA) under the coordinationship of the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). Each of the participating bodies selects 3 representatives who each serve three year terms on a revolving basis. 


We ask that students read and/or listen to at least three (3) books from the list then vote for their favorite! Those children who will be in grades 3-6 during the February 2015 are eligible to vote. Voting will take place at participating schools and libraries by February 15, 2015, and the winning author will be invited to receive the award in the fall of 2016.
Click on the picture to link to the RICBA blog with an annotated listing of the books for this year.

RICBA Nominees 2015: Check them out!

All book summaries courtesy of RICBA committee members.

And the 2015 RICBA winner is...

Cover Art

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library - Chris Grabenstein

Kyle Keeley is the class clown and a huge fan of all games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most notorious and creative gamemaker in the world, just so happens to be the genius behind the construction of the new town library. Kyle wins a coveted spot as one of twelve kids invited for an overnight sleepover in the library, hosted by Mr. Lemoncello.

Past RICBA winners...

The 2014 RICBA winning book was "Wonder" by A.J. Palacio:

   Cover Art

2013: Sidekicks! 
by Dan Santat
2012: The Strange case of Origami Yoda 
by Tom Angleberger
2011: Never Smile at a Monkey 
by Steve Jenkins
2010: Stone Keeper: Amulet Book 1 
by Kazu Kibuishi
2009: Deep, Dark, and Dangerous 
by Mary Downing Hahn
2008: Clementine 
by Sara Pennypacker
2007: Stink: the Incredible Shrinking Kid 
by Megan McDonald
2006: The World According to Humphrey 
by Betty G. Birney
2005: The Tale of Despereaux 
by Kate DiCamillo
2004: Gooney Bird Greene 
by Lois Lowry
2003: Skeleton Man 
by Joseph Bruchac
2002: The Babe and I 
by David Adler
2001: Weslandia 
by David Fleischman
2000: Thank you, Mr. Falker 
by Patricia Polacco
1999: The Adventures of Captain Underpants 
by Dav Pilkey