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.

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