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RI Children's Book Award (RICBA) in the HBS Library

The Rhode Island Children's Book Award (RICBA) committee nominates 20 books each year. Copies of these books are available at the HBS Library, and in all of the RI public libraries. The books are selected by a committee of librarians, reading specialists and teachers from hundreds of recently published titles, and are intended to be appropriate for children in grades 3-5. A significant part of the HBS Library program for grades 4 & 5, involves the reading of these titles. These newly published books are carefully selected for their literary merit; their topics expose children to current social, cultural and scientific issues, they feature diverse characters and represent a variety of literary genres. Therefore, the list is an excellent one to draw from in exposing children to a wide variety of quality literature, expanding their reading choices by introducing them to new authors and series with the goal to both stretch children to read books they might not pick up on their own, while also offering options from their favorite genres. 

 

During library class, students in Grade 3 will be read aloud the picture books and will fill out the first Reading Logs together as a class. They will be allowed time to read and complete Reading Logs in groups during library class. All students who have listened to or read at least three of the RICBA nominated titles will vote for their favorite book during library in late February. 

During library class, students in Grade 4 will have some RICBA picture books read aloud to them and will fill out their first Reading Logs together as a class. One of the RICBA books is a Summer Reading option for Grade 4 (see the Summer Reading tab for details). By late February, the 4th grade goal is to have read at least 8 of the RICBA books. During March, grade 4 students will participate in the 4th Grade Rooster Games, which is a fun, team-based competition, where students rotate between a series of challenges based on their RICBA reading. The 4th Grade Rooster Games are held in the HBS library and teams are composed of HBS 4th graders. Students are allowed to read RICBA titles and complete Reading Logs in groups during some library classes. They also have the option of completing the reading and Reading Logs at home. Those who wish to get started this summer will find the Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Logs on this page. 

During library class, students in Grade 5 will have some RICBA picture books read aloud to them and will fill out their first Reading Logs together as a class. 5th graders must select at least two of the RICBA books for their Summer Reading (see the Summer Reading tab for more details). By early February, the 5th grade goal is to have read at least 10 of the RICBA books. During February, grade 5 students will participate in the 5th Grade Rooster Games, which is a fun, team-based competition, where students rotate between a series of challenges based on their RICBA reading. The 5th Grade Rooster Games are usually held at Moses Brown School and teams are composed of a mix of Moses Brown and HBS 5th graders. Students are allowed to read RICBA titles and complete Reading Logs in groups, or on their own, during some library classes. They also have the option of completing the reading and Reading Logs at home. Those who wish to get started this summer will find the Fiction and Non-Fiction Reading Logs on this page.