1984 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1984

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THE ANIMAL, THE VEGETABLE & JOHN D. JONES / Betsy Byars
Delacorte, 1982. $9.95.
A much looked forward to vacation with Dad gets complicated for Clara and Deanie when Dad's new girlfriend and her son join the party.
CAN'T CATCH ME, I'M THE GINGERBREAD MAN / Jamie Gilson
Lothrop, 1981. $9.95.
Mitch is the only male contestant in a national baking contest.
CHESTER / Mary Frances Shura
Dodd, Mead, 1980. $7.95.
Chester takes away everyone's "claim to fame" when he moves in and breaks all the records.
CHESTER CRICKET'S PIGEON RIDE / George Selden
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1981. $10.95.
Chester gets an exciting ride and a pigeon's eye view of New York in this sequel to A Cricket in Times Square.
THE CRANE WIFE / Katherine Paterson
Morrow, 1981. $8.95.
A beautifully told and illustrated oriental folktale of sacrifice and greed.
DICEY'S SONG / Cynthia Voigt
Atheneum, 1982. $10.95.
1983 Newbery winner. Dicey's conflict...wanting to be head of her family but still needing her grandmother's love and guidance.
DINOSAURS OF NORTH AMERICA / Helen Roney Sattler
Lothrop, 1981. $11.95.
Another good dinosaur book for the lover of those large reptiles.
THE DIVORCE EXPRESS / Paula Danziger
Delacorte, 1982. $10.95.
Phoebe and Rosie become friends on the weekly bus trip between homes of their divorced parents.
DOG THAT STOLE FOOTBALL PLAYS / Matt Christopher
Little, Brown, 1980. $6.95.
A dog that can transfer its thoughts to a boy and a football team make a winning game.
DR. DESOTO / William Steig
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1982. $9.95.
1983 Newbery Honor Book. Can mouse dentist Dr. DeSoto trust his patient, a well-dressed fox?
FUNNYBONES / Allan Ahlberg
Greenwillow, 1981. $9.95.
The skeletons (and their skeleton dog) out looking for some "spooky" fun.
THE HEADLESS ROOMMATE & OTHER TALES OF TERROR / Daniel Cohen
Evans, 1980. $7.95.
Scary folktales and legends.
HOMESICK: MY OWN STORY / Jean Fritz
Putnam, 1982. $9.95.
Fritz's autobiographical historical novel about China in the early 1900's.
JOEL: GROWING UP A FARM MAN / Patricia Demuth
Dodd, 1982. $12.95.
A book (via lots of photographs and narrative) at what life is like on a farm today.
JOKES TO READ IN THE DARK / Scott Corbett
Dutton, 1980. $10.25.
Dumb jokes and a "how to" guide to make them up.
KNOCK AT A STAR / X.J. & Doris Kennedy
Little, Brown, 1982. $12.95.
An introduction to poetry for children.
LAST WAS LLOYD / Doris Buchanan Smith
Viking, 1981. $9.95.
When Lloyd tries to grow up it causes conflicts with his overprotective mother.
LET THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN / Mildred Taylor
Dial, 1981. $12.95.
Sequel to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. Cassie and her family continue in their struggle for survival in prejudiced Mississippi.
MAN FROM THE SKY / Avi
Knopf, 1980. $4.99.
Jamie finds out that real life can be just as exciting as day dreams and he needs to learn the difference.
MISS NELSON IS BACK / Harry Allard, James Marshall
Houghton Mifflin, 1982. $8.95.
Sequel to Miss Nelson Is Missing. Adventures of substitute teachers.
MONA LISA MYSTERY / Par Hutchins
Greenwillow, 1981. $9.95.
A school field trip in Paris becomes very exciting and frightening.
MOVE OVER TWERP / Martha Alexander
Dial, 1981. $7.95.
How to survive when you're the smallest person on the school bus.
MYSTERY OF PLUM PARK PONY / Lynn Hall
Garrad, 1980. $6.27.
Susan and Kent need to solve the mystery of a pony Susan rode but apparently doesn't exist in the amusement park stables.
NICHOLAS BENTLEY STONINGPOT III / Ann McGovern
Holiday, 1982. $11.95.
For Nicholas being stranded on a desert island is just exactly what he wants.
PELICAN / Brian Wildsmith
Pantheon, 1982. $8.95.
Paul finds a strange egg, it hatches into a pelican and Paul has to teach it how to fish.
PLAYING BEATIE BOW / Ruth Park
Atheneum, 1982. $9.95.
Abigail discovers an earlier time and its people in her own neighborhood.
PORCUPINE STEW / Beverly Major
W. Morrow, 1982. $9.95.
How can porcupines make stew? What do they really do with their quills. This dream/fantasy answers these and many more questions.
POEM STEW / William Cole
Lippincott, 1981. $9.95.
Poems, poems and more poems about food.
RALPH S. MOUSE / Beverly Cleary
Morrow, 1982. $8.50.
Cleary gives Ralph yet another adventure in this sequel to The Mouse and the Motorcycle and Runaway Ralph.
RODEO: THE GREAT AMERICAN SPORT / Murray Tinklemen
Greenwillow, 1982. $8.59.
Pictures and descriptions combine to give an insider's book at the exciting rodeo world.
A ROSE FOR PINKERTON / Steven Kellogg
Dial, 1981. $10.95.
Kellogg has given us another Pinkerton adventure to laugh at.
SHADOW / Blaise Cendrars; Marcia Brown, ill.
Scribner, 1982. $12.95.
1983 Caldecott winner. Vivid colors are used to illustrate this African tale by poet Blaise Cendrars.
THE SHERIFF OF ROTTENSHOT / Jack Prelutsky
Greenwillow, 1980. $9.95.
A collection of funny short poems each with its own "rotten" drawing.
SOUP'S DRUM / R. N. Peck
Knopf, 1980. $6.95.
Soup and Rob have more hilarious adventures when they decide to join the town's Fourth of July celebration.
THAT TERRIBLE HALLOWEEN NIGHT / James Stevenson
Greenwillow, 1980. $8.95.
Grandpa tells about the terrible Halloween night that turned him from a boy into an old man.
TODAY WAS A TERRIBLE DAY / Patricia Reilly Giff
Viking, 1980. $8.95.
A companion for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
THE UNICORN & THE LAKE / Marianna Mayer
Dial, 1982. $7.95.
Folk legend of the wonderful, magical unicorn and how he saved the world.
WEIRD HENRY BERG / Sarah Sargent
Crown, 1980. $7.95.
An antique egg hatches and the new "baby" leads Henry on a very difficult mission.
WESTMARK / Lloyd Alexander
Dutton, 1981.
Theo flees Westmark and joins up with mysterious Dr. Absalom for an exciting adventure.
WHEN I WAS YOUNG IN THE MOUNTAINS / Cynthia Rylant
Dutton, 1982.
1983 Caldecott Honor Book. Recollections of growing up on Appalachia.

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