Showing posts with label Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rhode Island Children's Book Award. Show all posts

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Four more books to get you reading and ready to vote for the 2015 Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Doll Bones by Holly Black

Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.

Nelson Mandela by Kadir Nelson

Presents a biography of the former South African president best known for his political activism and fight to end apartheid.

Hiding Out at the Pancake Palace by Nan Marino

When musical prodigy, Elvis Ruby, completely freezes up on television, he is forced to hide out in the Pinelands of New Jersey and try to find his way back to the music once again with the help of a new friend.

Bats: Biggest! Littlest! by Sandra Markle

An exploration of the diverse world of bats. How does being big help one kind of bat? How does being little help another kind? Sometimes these extremes offer the key to survival. The biggest bat is the Flying Fox, which can have a wingspan as long as a bathtub. Its littlest cousin is the Bumblebee Bat, which weighs only as much as a penny.  Read to find out all about bats.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award 2015 is a mere 6 months away!  I hope you've all been reading the books since the list was published in March.  As a reminder to read these excellent books so that you'll be ready to vote next year, I'll be featuring 4 titles each month, September - January.  See our special RICBA display in the library and check out one of these books today!

Athlete vs. Mathlete by W.C. Mack

When their two worlds collide in seventh grade, fraternal twins and opposites Owen and Russell find themselves in direct competition at school, on the court, and at home.

The Blessing Cup by Patricia Polacco

A single china cup from a tea set left behind when Jews were forced to leave Russia helps hold a family together through generations of living in America, reminding them of the most important things in life.

The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis

With love and determination befitting the "world's greatest family," twelve-year-old Deza Malone, her older brother Jimmie, and their parents endure tough times in Gary, Indiana, and later Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression.

Wild Born by Brandon Mull

As a dark force engulfs the land, the fate of Erdas has fallen on the shoulders of four young strangers who each have forged a rare bond with their spirit beasts -- a bond that gives great powers to all of them.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

RICBA 2014 Votes and 2015 Nominee List


As I mentioned yesterday, Wonder by R.J. Palacio is the 2014 RICBA award winner!  Wonder received an incredible 1,039 votes.  Overall it was a terrific year for reading and voting with 71 school and 3 public libraries participating.  Over 6,000 total votes were received!

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate came in second with 889 votes and Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent came in third receiving 499 votes.  Stop by the library for the complete breakdown of votes.

And now it's time to start reading again!  The RICBA committee (including yours truly) worked very hard to put out a terrific list of nominees for 2015.  Read and enjoy and let me know what you think of the new list in the comments!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

RICBA Winner 2014

The winner of the Rhode Island Children's Book Award for 2014 has been announced!  With an amazing 1,039 votes the winner is... Wonder by R. J. Palacio!



I am so excited that this book won!  It's such an amazing book... if you haven't read it already you must read it soon!

The award ceremony will take place at a local elementary school (TBA) on Friday, October 17th and as long as she is able to come, the author will be signing books at the RI Festival of Children's Books and Authors at the Lincoln School in Providence on Saturday, October 18th!  Stay tuned for more information.

Congratulations to R.J. Palacio!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Rhode Island Children's Book Award - Voting Begins!

Voting for the 2014 Rhode Island Children's Book Award has begun!  To cast your vote for your favorite book from the nominee list, see your teacher or school librarian.  You must be a student in grades 3-6 to cast a vote. 

Voting will continue until March 7.  In mid-March the winner will be announced and the next batch of nominees (for next year's award) will be released! 

The winning author will be invited to receive his or her award in October and you never know... the award ceremony might take place at your school! 

Happy voting!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Here are the last four titles from the current list of Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees.  Read and get ready to vote for your favorite in February 2014!

The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner

Abigail and John, the Templeton twins, and their dog Cassie, foil a pair of inept kidnappers intent on stealing one of their father's newest inventions.

The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen

In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.

True (--Sort Of) by Katherine Hannigan

For most of her eleven years, Delly has been in trouble without knowing why, until her little brother, R.B., and a strange, silent new friend, Ferris, help her find a way to be good--and happy--again.

The Flying Beaver Brothers and the Evil Penguin Plan by Maxwell Eaton III

Two beavers thwart an evil plot by penguins who plan to turn Beaver Island into a frosty resort.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Here are four more titles from the current list of Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees.  Read and get ready to vote for your favorite in February 2014!

Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George

Eleven-year-old Princess Celie lives with her parents, the king and queen, and her brothers and sister at Castle Glower, which adds rooms or stairways or secret passageways most every Tuesday, and when the king and queen are ambushed while traveling, it is up to Celie--the castle's favorite--with her secret knowledge of its never-ending twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.

The Whole Story of Half a Girl by Veera Hiranandani

When Sonia's father loses his job and she must move from her small, supportive private school to a public middle school, the half-Jewish half-Indian sixth-grader experiences culture shock as she tries to navigate the school's unfamiliar social scene, and after her father is diagnosed with clinical depression, she finds herself becoming even more confused about herself and her family.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.

King of the Mound by Wes Tooke

Twelve-year-old Nick loves baseball so after a year in the hospital fighting polio and with a brace on one leg, Nick takes a job with the team for which his father is catcher and gets to see the great pitcher, Satchel Paige, play during the 1935 season.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Here are four more titles from the current list of Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees.  Read and get ready to vote for your favorite in February 2014!

Ungifted by Gordon Korman

Due to an administrative mix-up, troublemaker Donovan Curtis is sent to the Academy of Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students, after pulling a major prank at middle school.

Brother From a Box by Evan Kuhlman

Sixth-grader Matt Rambeau finds out what it is like to have a brother when his father, a computer genius, creates a robot kid that goes to school with Matt, shares his feelings and ideas, plays, does chores, fights for his "life" when chased by spies, and becomes a part of the family.

The Year of the Book by Andrea Cheng

Follows a young Chinese American girl, as she navigates relationships with family, friends, and her fourth-grade classroom, and finds a true best friend.

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

Washed ashore as a baby in tiny Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, Mo LoBeau, now eleven, and her best friend Dale turn detective when the amnesiac Colonel, owner of a café and co-parent of Mo with his cook, Miss Lana, seems implicated in a murder.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Here are four more titles from the current list of Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees.  Read and get ready to vote for your favorite in February 2014!

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli

Jake and Lily are twins and have always felt the same--like two halves of one person--but the year they turn eleven and Jake begins hanging out with Bump Stubbins, everything changes.

Dogs on Duty: Soldiers' Best Friends on the Battlefield and Beyond by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent

Documents the contributions of specially trained military dogs, profiling noteworthy canine heroes while covering such topics as how they are trained and what happens to them when they retire.

Liar & Spy by Rebecca Stead

Seventh-grader Georges adjusts to moving from a house to an apartment, his father's efforts to start a new business, his mother's extra shifts as a nurse, being picked on at school, and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on another resident of their building.

Bill the Boy Wonder: The Secret Co-Creator of Batman by Marc Tyler Nobleman

Recounts the life of the unrecognized co-creator of the Batman comic strip and details the author's quest to find out more about him.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award 2014 is a mere 6 months away!  I hope you've all been reading the books since the list was published in March.  As a reminder to read these excellent books so that you'll be ready to vote next year, I'll be featuring 4 titles each month, September - January.  See our special RICBA display in the library and check out one of these books today!

Barnum's Bones by Tracey Fern

Do you love dinosaurs? Would you like to be a “Bone Hunter?”
Barnum Brown did and was! As a boy Barnum loved bones and he dreamed about finding bones from a species that no one had ever found before. Read this true story about an unusual boy who became famous for finding bones.

Double Dog Dare by Lisa Graff

Fourth grade students Francine and Kansas are in a double dare contest
to win the morning announcer spot for their school. These dares are out
of control until the two enemies discover their common secret.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

Inspired by the true story of a gorilla who spent 30 years alone in a
cage at an indoor zoo in a mall, this beautifully written book is told
from the point of view of Ivan, the Gorilla. Follow his struggle to free
himself and a baby elephant from his down and out “domain.”

Snakes by Nic Bishop

Are all snakes poisonous? How do they find their prey? Did you know
they hear by using the bones in their jaws? Explore the fascinating and
sometimes horrifying world of snakes with vivid, full page photographs
and engaging facts that will give you a new appreciation of these scaly
silent creatures.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Nominees 2014

King of the Mound, our April book, is one of the Rhode Island Children's Book Award nominees for 2014.  Check out the full list of nominated books and start reading today! 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Winner!

The voting results for the 2013 RI Children's Book Award are in!  The winner, with 750 votes, is....Sidekicks by Dan Santat!

Coming in second place with 675 votes is Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea and in third place with 576 votes is Won-Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku by Lee Wardlaw.

There were 6,791 votes received from 72 schools and 2 public libraries. 

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rhode Island Children's Book Award Winner!

The winner of the 2012 Rhode Island Children's Book Award has been announced! And the winner, with 1, 213 votes is.... The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger!

Coming in second place with 730 votes is Pop: The Invention of Bubblegum by Meghan McCarthy and in third place with 675 votes is Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst.

There were 6,954 total votes from 73 schools and 1 public library.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Rhode Island Children's Book Award...Winner!

The voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award took place a few weeks ago... and we have a winner! The winner for 2010 is Amulet. Book 1, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi. Amulet won with 858 votes.
The list of nominees for 2011 is out and includes such wonderful books as Umbrella Summer by Lisa Graff and Redwoods by Jason Chin. Our display is also up here in the Children's Department and all of the books are in, so come into the library and grab one today!

Monday, March 9, 2009

RICBA 2010!


The nominated books for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award for 2010 have been announced and there are some wonderful books on the list! First, I'm sure you'll all recognize our good friend Alvin Ho by Lenore Look. Others that I've read and enjoyed are Shooting the Moon by Francis O'Roark Dowell and Eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff. I've also just started The Seer of Shadows by Avi - I'll let you know what I think when I'm finished! Check out the complete list here.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award...the Results Are In!

The results of the 2009 Rhode Island Children's Book Award have been announced. And the winner with 1,020 votes is....Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn!

Here are the top 5 vote getters:
  • Deep and Dark and Dangerous by Mary Downing Hahn - 1,020 votes
  • How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor - 898 votes
  • The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies - 784 votes
  • Beowulf: A Hero's Tale Retold by James Rumford - 424 votes
  • Surfer of the Century by Ellie Crowe - 372 votes

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

And the winner is....


The 2008 winner of the Rhode Island Children's Book Award has just been announced! Clementine by Sara Pennypacker won with 932 votes!

Clementine is having not so good of a week. On Monday she's sent to the principal's office for cutting off Margaret's hair. Tuesday, Margaret's mother is mad at her. Wednesday, she's sent to the principal...again. Thursday, Margaret stops speaking to her. Friday starts with yucky eggs and gets worse. And by Saturday, even her mother is mad at her. Okay, fine. Clementine is having a DISASTROUS week.

The Newport Public Library currently has two copies of Clementine available. Come in and get one today!