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2018 Rhode Island Children's Book Award

2018 Nominees

The 2018 list of nominees reflects the recent change in the grades targeted by the award. RICBA now serves students in grades 3-5 and the newly created RI Middle School Book Award serves students in grades 6-8.

2018 Nominee Bookmark

RICBA 2018 Nominee Tracking Chart

RICBA 2018 Nominee Poster

Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay
by Susan Hood, illustrated by Sally Wern Comport (2016)
Backyard Witch: Sadie’s Story by Christine Heppermann and Ron
Koertge, illustrated by Deborah Marcero  (2015)
Brave Like My Brother by Marc Tyler Nobleman (2016)
Cinnamon Moon by Tess Hilmo (2016)
The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo by Drew Weing (2016)
Fortune Falls by Jenny Goebel (2016)
FRAMED! A T.O.A.S.T. Mystery by James Ponti (2016)
I Dissent: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark
by Debbie Levy, illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley ( 2016)
The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary by Laura Shovan (2016)
A Long Pitch Home by Natalie Dias Lorenzi (2016)
Mo’ne Davis, Remember My Name: My Story From First Pitch to
Game Changer by Mo’Ne Davis with Hilary Beard (2015)
Ollie’s Odyssey by William Joyce (2016)
The Prize Winners of Piedmont Place by Bill Doyle (2016)
Secrets of the Seven: The Eureka Key by Sarah L. Thomson (2016)
Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes (2016)
Weekends with Max and His Dad by Linda Urban,
illustrated by Katie Kath (2016)
Wet Cement: A Mix of Concrete Poems by Bob Raczka (2016)
Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
by Chris Barton, illustrated by Don Tate (2016)
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown (2016)
Wish by Barbara O’Connor (2016)