Skip to Main Content

Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School Library: RICBA 2024

2024 RICBA Nominee Book Covers

2024 Tracking Chart

Where to get these RICBA Books:

1) Borrow the book from Mrs. Scanlon in the CIP Library ;)

2) Borrow the e-books using the Sora App and your google sign-in for school:
Overdrive Sora App EBooks:


3) Click the icon below to go to the Foster Public Library and choose Catalog. Use your Ocean State Public Library Card number to request books; the system will email you when they're ready for you to pick up.

Visit the Foster Public Libraries here.


4) You can also borrow e-books and download audiobooks from home using your Ocean State Public Library Card number!

Past RICBA Winners

2023: Allergic 

2023 Nominees List

2022: The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read

2022 Nominees List

2021: Titan and the Wild Boars

2021 Nominees List


2020: Inky's Amazing Escape

2020 Nominees List

2019: Sergeant Reckless

2019 Nominees List

2018: Wish

2018 Nominees List

2017: Sisters

2017 Nominees List

2016: El Deafo

2016 Nominees List

2015: Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

2015 Nominees List

Cover Art

2014: Wonder

2014 Nominees List


Thank you!

Book summaries courtesy of Follett. Thank you to RICBA contributors.

2024 Nominees by Type

All book summaries courtesy of Follett. If the title of a book is blue, you can click on it to watch a book trailer 





Each year children in grades 3 to 5 have the opportunity to vote on their favorite book from a ballot of 20 selections nominated for the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award by a panel of librarians, reading specialists and teachers. Children vote as part of their class or with their local public library. The award began in 1990 as a joint project of the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association, the Rhode Island Library Association, and the Rhode Island Educational Media Association, under the coordination of the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services. Today, the Rhode Island Children's Book Award is co-sponsored by the School Librarians of Rhode Island (SLRI), the Rhode Island Library Association (RILA), and the Rhode Island Center for the Book (RICFB), and is advised by the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS). Three public youth services librarians, three school librarians, and three teachers serve three year terms on the committee.