1988 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1988

K-3

THE ADVENTURES OF CHARLIE AND HIS WHEAT-STRAW HAT: A MEMORAT / Berniece Hiser; Mary Szilagyi, ill.
Dodd Mead, 1986. $12.95. Grades 1-6.
During the Civil War, young Charlie nearly loses his most treasured possession, a wheat-straw hat, woven by his granny, when soldiers attempt to steal a neighbor's animals. Kentucky author.
AMELIA'S NINE LIVES / Lorna Balian.
Abington, 1986. $10.00. Grades 1-3.
Nine of Nora's friends and relatives bring her replacement cats after she loses her beloved Amelia, still. there is one more surprise to come.
BARN DANCE / Bill Martin, Jr.
Holt, 1986. $11.45. Grades K-3.
Unable to sleep, a young boy hears the music which leads him to the barn and a very unusual barn dance.
THE BOY AND THE DEVIL / Erica Magnus.
Carolrhoda Books, 1986. $12.95. Grades K-3.
Norwegian folktale which tells how a small boy out-tricks the Old Trickster himself.
CHERRIES AND CHERRY PITS / Vera Williams.
Greenwillow Books, 1986. $11.75. Grades 2-4.
Bidemmi draws pictures and tells stories about cherries.
FLOSSIE AND THE FOX / Patricia McKissack; Rachel Isadora, ill.
Dial, 1986. $10.95. Grades 1-3.
A fast-taliking little black girl refuses to be intimidated by a fox. She confuses him to point that he's not sure he is a fox.
THE GOLLY SISTERS GO WEST / Betsy Byars; Sue Truesdell, ill.
Harper & Row, 1986. $9.89. Grades K-3.
Comic sister May-May and Rose entertain audiences as they travel west in their covered wagon. An I Can Read Book.
HEY AL! / Arthur Yorinks; Richard Egielski, ill.
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1986. $13.95. Grades K and up.
Al, a janitor, an his dog Eddie are in a rut, They need a change. A large and mysterious bird suddenly appears and offers them a visit to "paradise". After an exciting escape from this paradise, Al and Eddie realize that there is no place like home. Caldecott Award.
HOW A BOOK IS MADE / Aliki.
Crowell, 1986. $12.89. Grades 2 and up.
The stages involved in making a book are described and explained from beginning to end.
HURRAY FOR HATTIE RABBIT! / Dick Gackenbach.
Harper & Row, 1986. $8.99. Grades Preschool-3.
Can Hattie Rabbit or Rosie Pig get Rosie's mother to say "Yes" to anything? Early Reader.
IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE / Laura Numeroff; Felicia Bond, ill.
Harper & Row, 1985. $9.89. Grades Preschool-2.
A whimsical tale in which a little boy offers a little mouse a cookie, an occurrence which leads to one humorous happening after another.
JACK AND THE BEAN TREE / Gail Haley.
Crown Publishers, 1986. $12.95. Grades K-4.
Appalachian version of Jack and the Beanstalk. Poppyseed, the storyteller, spins a fanciful Jack tale. Lavish illustrations.
THE JOLLY POSTMAN / Allen and Janet Ahlberg.
Little Brown, 1986. $9.95. Grades Preschool-3.
Play on nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Unique format using envelopes, post cards, and letters. Great creative writing motivater.
KING BIDGOOD'S IN THE BATHTUB / Don and Audrey Wood.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. $12.95. Grades Preschool-3.
Despite the pleas of his court, fun-loving King Bidgood refuses to get out of his bathtub to rule the kingdom. Finally, the young page comes up with the obvious solution. It's written in clever sing-song verse.
MY DOG AND THE GREEN SOCK MYSTERY / David Adler; Dick Gackenbach, ill.
Holiday House, 1986. $11.95. Grades 1-4.
Andy's green sock, baseball cards, and homework are missing. Jennie and My Dog investigate. Early Reader.
NATE THE GREAT STALKS STUPIDWEED / Marjorie Weinman Sharmet; Marc Simont, ill.
Putnam Pub. Group, 1986. $10.95. Grades 1-4.
Oliver the pest can't find his Superweed. Nate the Great takes the case and follows the trail of what he calls Stupidweed. Early Reader.
PAPA, PLEASE GET THE MOON FOR ME / Eric Carle.
Picture Book Studio, 1986. $14.95. Grades Preschool-2.
A little girl wants the moon and her father tries to get it for her.
THE PATCHWORK QUILT / Valerie Flournoy; Jerry Pinkey, ill.
Dial, 1985. $10.95. Grades 1-4.
Tanya loves her grandmother's stories about the fabric scraps being used for a new quilt and,when her grandmother becomes ill, Tanya sets to work to finish the Masterpiece.
A PORCUPINE NAMED FLUFFY / Helen Lester; Lynn Munsinger, ill.
Houghton Mifflin, 1986. $12.95. Preschool-3.
A delightful story of a porcupine named Fluffy who attempts to live up to his name.
A REGULAR ROLLING NOAH / George Ella Lyon; Stephen Gammel, ill.
Bradbury, 1986. $13.95. Grades Preschool-2.
The newest book by this Kentucky author tells the story of her grandfather who was hired to care for a boxcar of farm animals as they were moved from Kentucky to Canada.
RIDE A PURPLE PELICAN / Jack Prelutsky; Garth Williams, ill.
Greenwillow, 1986. $13.00. Grades Preschool and up.
An entertaining collection of short nursery rhymes and nonsense verse.
SOLOMON THE RUSTY NAIL / William Steig.
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1985. $12.95. Grades K-2.
The story of a rabbit who has the ability to turn into a nail.
THE VILLAGE OF ROUND AND SQUARE HOUSES / Ann Grifalconi.
Little, 1986. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A West African folktale, vividly illustrated, that explains why the women of this village live in round houses and the men in square ones.
VISITING THE ART MUSEUM / Mark K. Brown; Laurence K. Brown, ill.
Dutton, 1986. $11.95. Grades Preschool-4.
As a family wanders through the art museum, they view primitive art to pop art.
WHAT HAPPENED TO PATRICK' S DINOSAURS? / Carol Carrick
Clarion, 1986. $11.96. Grades K-3.
Patrick explains to his older brother how dinosaurs and people once lived together peacefully--and what happened to the dinosaurs.
WHERE' S MY MONKEY / Dieter Schubert
Dial, 1987. $10.95. Grades Preschool and up.
Wordless picture book. A little boy loses his beloved monkey. After many narrow escapes, monkey and boy are reunited.

4-8

BLUE MONDAY AND FRIDAY THE THIRTEENTH / Lila Perl
Clarion, 1986. $12.95. Grades 3-6.
Focuses on each day of the week, describing the cultural an dlinguistic origin of the name, the popular superstitions connected with that day, and the major holidays falling on that day.
DRAW FIFTY CARS, TRUCKS, AND MOTORCYCLES / Lee J. Ames; Erika Weihs, ill.
Doubleday, 1986. $10.95. Grades 2-6.
Presents step-by-step instructions for young artists in drawing a wide range of vehicles--automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, and trucks.
THE ELEPHANT MAN / Fredrick Drimmer
Putnam's Sons, 1985. $13.95. Grades 6 and up.
A biography of Joseph Merrick who, because of a deformity, is called the Elephant Man.
A FINE WHITE DUST / Cynthia Rylant
Bradbury, 1986. $10.95. Grades 6-8.
In an attempt to find his feelings about religion, Pete is mesmerized by a traveling preacher. The preacher convinces Pete to travel with him, leaving family and friends behind.
THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA / Leonard Everett Fisher
Macmillan, 1986. $11.95. Grades 2-8.
Describes the awe-inspiring teamwork of one million people, who, over the course of ten years, built The Great Wall of China, as ordered by China's First Supreme Emperor in order to stop the invasions of the Mongol hordes.
HURRICANE ELAINE / Johanna Hurwitz
Morrow, 1986. $11.75. Grades 5-8.
Fifteen-year-old Elaine suddenly finds her life very interesting. Her family deals with the death of a cat, her little brother gets five dogs for his birthday, and she begins a promising romance.
IZZY WILLY NILLY / Cynthia Voight
Macmillan, 1986. $14.95. Grades 7 and up.
Isobel's life changes after an auto accident. She learns to redefine her life as she accepts changes wrought by the loss of a leg.
THE JOSIE GAMBIT / Mary Frances Shura
Dodd, 1986. $10.95. Grades 4-6.
Shy twelve-year-old, chess loving Greg is apprehensive about spending six months with his grandmother in Pineville, Illinois.
LOVE FROM THE FIFTH GRADE CELEBRITY / Patricia Reilly Giff
Delacorte, 1986. $13.95. Grades 4-7.
Casey enjoyed Tracy's company during summer vacation but becomes increasingly jealous of her irrepressible new friend when she joins Casey's fifth grade class.
THE NOT-JUST-ANYBODY FAMILY / Betsy Byars; Jacqueline Rogers, ill.
Delacorte, 1986. $13.95. Grades 5-9.
An ordinary day in the life of the unusual Blossom family finds Mom off on the rodeo circuit, Junior trying to fly with homemade wings, and Maggie and Vern set to break into jail to visit their grandfather.
THE PEOPLE COULD FLY / Virginia Hamilton
Alfred A. Knopf, 1985. $12.95. Grades 4 and up.
A collection of Black American folktales about animals, fantasy, the supernatural, and the desire for freedom.
RASCO AND THE RATS OF NIMH / Jane Leslie Conly; Leo Dillon, ill.
Harper & Row, 1986. $12.59. Grades 4-7.
Sequel to Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh.
THE RETURN OF THE INDIAN / Lynne Reid Banks; William Geldart, ill.
Doubleday, 1986. $12.95. Grades 4-6.
A year after he sends his Indian friend, Little Bear, back into the magic cupboard, Omri decides to bring him back only to find he is close to death and in need of help.
SARAH THE DRAGON LADY / Martha Bennett Stiles
Macmillan, 1986. $10.95. Grades 3-7.
Set in central Kentucky, this story is told by Sarah who had recently moved from her native New York to Kentucky so that her mother may observe thoroughbreds while drawing illustrations for a new book. Sarah is an intelligent fourth grader who handles her share of typical problems with humor and maturity.
STAY AWAY FROM SIMON / Carol Carrick; Donald Carrick, ill.
Clarion, 1985. $10.95. Grades 3-6.
Lucy Bliss hears frightening stories about Simon, a mentally handicapped boy, and nearly panics when he follows her and her brother, Josiah, home from school.
TAZO AND ME / Lynn Hall; Photos by Jan Hall
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985. $11.95. Grades 6-8.
Relates how the author chose and trained her beloved Paso Fino horse, discovering that pleasure riding is more enjoyable than competition.
A TOURNAMENT OF KNIGHTS / Joe Lasker
Crowell, 1986. $12.89. Grades 3 and up.
This well-researched book teaches the reader a wealth of facts about the contest between knights. The facts are disguised in a story of the bout between the older, more experienced knight, Sir Rolf, and the as-yet-untried Lord Justin.
THE WHIPPING BOY / Sid Fleischman; Peter Sis, ill.
Greenwillow, 1986. $11.75. Grades 5-7.
Prince Brat and his whipping boy trade places and find themselves in predicaments which allow them to better appreciate one another. Newbery Award.
WHO LET MUDDY BOOTS INTO THE WHITE HOUSE? / Robert Quackenbush
Prentice-Hall, 1986. $9.95. Grades 3-6.
Humorous look into the life and times of America's seventh president, Andrew Jackson. Chronicles his adventures as a pioneer settler, a lawyer, and a hero of the War of 1812. Provides insight into a man who helped expand the nation's boundaries.
WHO NEEDS A BRATTY BROTHER / Linda Gondosch; Helen Cagnchevy, ill.
Dutton, 1985. $10.95. Grades 4-6.
Eleven-year-old Kelly hatches a series of schemes to get rid of her bratty little brother, until his disappearance awakens her true feelings for him.

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