Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Four more books to get you reading and ready to vote for the 2015 Rhode Island Children's Book Award

Charlie Bumpers vs. The Teacher of the Year by Bill Harle

Charlie Bumpers is sure he does not stand a chance of getting along with his fourth grade teacher and despite his best efforts to be neat and well-behaved, he always seems to be in trouble until he discovers her secret.

Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes

Gaby enjoys working at the local animal shelter and wants to adopt a cat but is unsure of her own living situation when her mother is deported back to Honduras.

Island: A Story of the Galapagos by Jason Chin

Charles Darwin first visited the Gal√°pagos Islands almost 200 years ago, only to discover a land filled with plants and animals that could not be found anywhere else on earth. How did they come to inhabit the island? How long will they remain? Thoroughly researched and filled with intricate and beautiful paintings, this extraordinary book by Award-winning author and artist Jason Chin is an epic saga of the life of an island-born of fire, rising to greatness, its decline, and finally the emergence of life on new islands.

Legend of the Ghost Dog by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel

With her beagle Henry and her new friend Quin, twelve-year-old Tee is determined to solve the mystery of "the Shadow", the ghostly animal that is believed to haunt the Alaskan wilderness near her new home in Nome.

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