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John F. Horgan Elementary School Library: RI Children's Book Award 2023

2023 Nominees

RI Children's Book Award



Third and fourth graders may choose to participate in the RI Children's Book Award Program.  Students across the state in grades 3 - 5 choose from a list of 20 books which are nominated yearly.  Those who complete reading 3 or more titles are eligible to vote for their favorite book in February.  

RICBA 2023 Digital Bookshelf

Learn more about the nominated titles by exploring this Digital Bookshelf!  Thanks to Mrs. Mitchell at Deering Middle School for creating and sharing this!


The Votes Are In!

The Winner of the 2022 Rhode Island Children's Book Award!


                                                               The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read by Rita Lorraine  Hubbard: 9781524768287 | Books


*Click the book to hear it read out loud!



2023 Nominee Resources

RICBA 2023 in Sora

Thank you to Cranston Public Schools Librarian Carolyn Steward for creating and sharing this content!

Thanks for Sharing!

Many thanks to Danielle Margarida from the RI Office of Library and Information Services, Mrs. Vincelette from Greenbush Elementary, and Mrs. Mitchell from Deering Middle School for creating some of the content on this page!

RICBA Nominees 2022

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RIBCA Nominees 2022

Willa and the Whale Cover
Were I Not a Girl Cover
Stand Up, Yumi Chung! Cover
Some Places More Than Others Cover
Shirley and Jamila Save Their Summer Cover
Saucy Cover
A Place Inside of Me Cover
Packs Cover
On These Magic Shoes Cover
Midnight at the Barclay Hotel Cover
Measuring Up Cover
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane cover
The List of Things That Cannot Change Cover
I Am Every Good Thing Cover
From the Desk of Zoey Washington Cover
Feed Your Mind Cover
Fauja Singh Keeps Going: The True Story of the Oldest Person to Ever Run a Marathon Cover
Clean Getaway Cover
Anti Hero Cover