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Stephen Olney School Elementary Library: RICBA 2020

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Special Thanks to Librarian Ms. Moore of The Garden City Elementary School Library in Cranston for creating and sharing this page! #LibrariansShareResources

RICBA 2020

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Summary

Annually 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 votes are then counted from across the state, and each year one winner is chosen to win the RI Children's Book Award (RICBA).

For more information about the award, click the rooster logo above

Get Your RICBA Books at North Providence Public Library!

Click the icon below to go to the North Providence Public Library online catalog. Use your library card number to request books; the system will email you when they're ready for you to pick up.

You can also borrow e-books and download audiobooks from home using your library card number!

Read Online!

Many of these books are available as ebooks via Destiny Discover. When you search for a book in RICAT, and we have an electronic version, you'll see the letter e next to the cover (bottom search result).

To check out the e-book using a computer, click on this link and then log in

User Name: npfirstname.lastname

Example: npcynthia.eastman

Password: ask librarian

Search for the book and then click on the "Checkout" button to claim it.

To check out the e-book to a device like a phone or tablet, download the Destiny Discover app. NOTE: Any checkouts to your account will be available via all platforms.

Past RICBA Winners

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


2020 Nominees

All book summaries courtesy of Follett. If the title of a book is blue, you can click on it to watch a book trailer (we're missing A Pup Called Trouble, Inky's Amazing Escape, Margo and Mateo Save the World, Monster Mayhem, Solar System: Our Place in Space, and The Train of Lost Things).  

You can print out this chart of book covers and keep track of which ones you've read or print out this book summary list.

Standards Addressed


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