An Annual Award for the Best Book as Chosen by the Students of Kentucky

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a student choice program. The KBA promotes and encourages Kentucky students in kindergarten through grade 12 to read a variety of quality literature. All Kentucky public and private schools, as well as public libraries, are welcome to participate in the program.

2015 Book Grant Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Book Grants! The listing of winners is now available.

2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Luncheon

Save the date for the 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Luncheon to be held September 19, 2015, during the KLA/KASL Annual Conference at the Galt House in Louisville.

Barry Lyga, author of the 2014 9-12 KBA winning title, I Hunt Killers, will be the featured speaker. Please advertise the lunch and share this flier.

And the Winners Are. . .

Winners of the 2015 Kentucky Bluegrass Award are:

  • K-2: Trouper by Meg Kearney; E. B. Lewis, illustrator. Scholastic Press, 2013.
  • 3-5: Giants Beware by Jorge Aguirre; Rafael Rosado, illustrator. First Second Books, 2012.
  • 6-8: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson. Delacorte Press, 2013.
  • 9-12: I am the Weapon by Allen Zadoff. Little, Brown, 2013.

Congratulations to our winning authors and illustrators! And, thank you to the many teachers, librarians, and students who participated in the program this year.

The 2016 KBA Master Lists are now Available

Many thanks to our Master List Committees for putting these lists together. We're ready for another great year of reading!

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award program is graciously supported by the Kentucky Reading Association, the Kentucky Association of School Librarians, and the Kentucky Department of Library and Archives. Please consult the KBA Partners page for more information about these generous supporters.