The 2018 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Wish by Barbara O'Connor! This year 109 schools and libraries submitted votes from 6,597 students in grades 3-5 who read at least 3 titles from the list of 20 nominees. Thank you to the many librarians and teachers who promoted the 2018 nominees and particpated in voting.
Ready to get a head start on next year's award? Take a look at the list of 2019 nominees and check out the growing list of resources. Voting for the 2019 RI Children's Book Award will take place February 2019, and voting materials will be available on this web page January 2019. If you would like to be directly contacted when voting materials are available, please submit your contact information below.