Voting for the Rhode Island Children's Book Award


Voting for the 2020 RI Children's Book Award

Voting for the 2020 RI Children's Book Award will take place February 3, 2020 - March 9, 2020. Beginning February 3, schools and libraries may submit their voting results using the online form at

Public Library Voting Stations 2020

Children in grades 3-5 who are not participating in RICBA voting through their school classroom or library may vote at a public library. Voting will take place beginning February 3 at the following public libraries:

The 2019 Votes are In!

The 2019 Rhode Island Children's Book Award winner is Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick and illustrated by Iacopo Bruno! This year 94 schools and libraries submitted votes from 7,259 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 2019 nominees and particpated in voting.

2019 Official Announcement


Danielle Margarida
Youth Services Coordinator