1989 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1989

K-3

THE AMAZING VOYAGE OF JACKIE GRACE / Matt Faulkner.
Scholastic, 1987. $13.95. Grades K-3.
A boy daydreams while taking a bath and embarks on a fantastic pirate adventure.
BUGS / Nancy W. Parker and Joan R. Wright.
Greenwillow, 1987. $11.75. Grades 1-4.
All kinds of information is presented on a variety of common insects. Very good resources for young children.
DINOSAUR'S DIVORCE: A GUIDE FOR CHANGING FAMILIES / Laurene Brown & Marc Brown.
Atlantic Monthly Press, 1988. $13.95. Grades K-5.
All the situations involved when a divorce occurs are covered. Children will be able to relate to the story very easily.
FANG / Barbara S. Hazen; Leslie Morrill, ill.
Atheneum, 1987. $12.95. Grades K-2.
Although he is big and fierce, Fang, the dog, is afraid of everything even himself.
GHOST'S HOUR, SPOOK'S HOUR / Eve Bunting; Donald Carrick, ill.
Clarion, 1987. $12.95. Grades K-3.
As the clock strikes midnight, Jake and his dog Biff become frightened by all the strange noises and eerie happenings of Ghost's Hour.
HALLOWEEN ABC / Eve Merriam; Lane Smith, ill.
Macmillan, 1987. $14.95. Grades K and up.
A poem for each letter of the alphabet is used to introduced a different spooky aspect of Halloween.
HARRY KITTEN AND TUCKER MOUSE / George Selden; Garth Williams, ill.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1986. $11.95. Grades 2-5.
In their search for a home, the two friends embark on a journey which takes them throughout New York City.
HECKEDY PEG / Audrey Wood; Don Wood, ill.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. $13.95. Grades K-3.
A mother saves her seven children from Heckedy Peg, a witch who has change them into different kinds of food. Sumptuously illustrated, this story holds children spellbound.
HENRY & MUDGE: THE FIRST BOOK OF THEIR ADVENTURE / Cynthia Ryland; Sucie Stevenson, ill.
Bradbury Press, 1987. $10.95. Grades 1-3.
This easy reader/ chapter book relates how Henry, an only child, finds companionship in a big dog named Mudge. First book in a series.
I WISH I WERE A BUTTERFLY / James Howe; Ed Young, ill.
Gulliver Books, 1987. $12.95. Grades K-3.
A wise dragonfly helps a despondent cricket realize that he is special in his own way.
I'M IN CHARGE OF CELEBRATIONS / Byrd Baylor; Peter Parnall, ill.
Macmillan, 1986. $13.95. Grades 1-3.
A bit autobiographical, this book describes how one individual living in the desert celebrates nature.
IN COAL COUNTRY / Judith Hendershot; Thomas B. Allen, ill.
Knopf, 1987. $12.95. Grades Preschool-5.
A child's view of growing up in a coal-mining community.
THE JOSEFINA STORY QUILT / Eleanor Coerr; Bruce Degen, ill.
Harper & Row, 1986. $9.95. Grades K-3.
Josefina, a pet hen, causes all kinds of problems on the wagon train to California until the night she saves the family from robbers.
THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS INSIDE THE EARTH / Joanna Cole; Bruce Degen, ill.
Scholastic, 1987. $13.95. Grades K-3.
Ms. Frizzle's class learns all about rocks and formation of the earth on a special field trip in the magic schoolbus.
MERRY CHRISTMAS, AMELIA BEDELIA / Peggy Parish; Lynn Sweat, ill.
Greenwillow, 1986. $10.25. Grades 1-4.
The literal-minded Amelia Bedelia manages to create havoc with Christmas preparations.
MOUNTAINS OF TIBET / Mordicai Gerstein.
Harper & Row, 1987. $11.95. Grades 2 and up.
A woodcutter from Tibet is given a chance to choose what life to live again--and where.
MUFARO'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTERS / John Steptoe.
Lothrop, 1987. $13.00. Grades K-3.
1987 Caldecott Honor Book. A fairy tale from Africa.
MY GRANDMOTHER'S COOKIE JAR / Montzalee Miller.
Price Stern Sloan, 1987. $9.95. Grades 1-4.
A Grandmother shares stories of American Indian life long ago with her grandchild as they share cookies from the old jar.
NEW HOUSE / Joyce Maynard; Steve Bethel, ill.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. $12.95. Grades K-3.
This is a story of how a house is built and new friends found.
NO JUMPING ON THE BED / Tedd Arnold.
Dial, 1987. $10.95. Grades Preschool-2.
Walter lives on the top floor of an apartment building where one night his habit of jumping on his bed leads to a tumultuous fall through floor after floor.
OWL MOON / Jane Yoblen; John Schoenherr, ill.
Putnam, 1987. $13.95. Grades Preschool-1.
Caldecott winner. On a winter's night under a full moon, father and daughter venture into the woods to go owling.
RED RIDING HOOD / James Marshall.
Dial, 1987. $10.95. Grades Preschool-3.
A zany and riotously funny new version of the nursery tale.
SNUGGLE PIGGY AND THE MAGIC BLANKET / Michele Stepto; John Himmelman, ill.
Dutton, 1987. $9.95. Grades Preschool-K.
The magic blanket with all the special creatures sewn in, are left outside after being washed and are threatened by a thunderstorm, until Snuggle Piggy rescues them.
WHEN I WAS NINE / James Stevenson.
Greenwillow, 1986. $11.75. Grades K-3.
A look at life fifty years ago through the eyes of a nine year old boy.
WOLF'S CHICKEN STEW / Keiko Kasza.
Putnam, 1987. $12.95. Grades K-3.
A hungry wolf tries to fatten a chicken for his stewpot, but instead receives love and friendship from her family.

4-8

AFTER THE RAIN / Norma Fox Mazer.
Morrow, 1987. $11.75. Grades 7 and up.
Fifteen-year-old Rachel has the bittersweet experience of getting to know her grandfather better as he struggles with terminal cancer.
BLOSSOM PROMISE / Betsy Byars; Jacqueline Rogers, ill.
Delacorte, 1987. $13.95. Grades 4-7.
Latest in the series about the weird but nice Blossom family.
CASTLE IN THE ATTIC / Elizabeth Winthrop; Trina Schart Hyman, ill.
Holiday House, 1985. $12.95. Grades 4-7.
A gift of a toy castle, complete with silver knight, introduces William to an adventure involving magic and a personal quest.
CLASS CLOWN / Johanna Hurwitz; Sheila Hamanaka, ill.
Morrow, 1987. $10.25. Grades 3-5.
Lucas Coth, class clown, has a difficult time trying to change after he decides to become a model student.
DIDO AND PA / Joan Aiken.
Delacorte Press, 1986. $14.95. Grades 5 and up.
Dido becomes embroiled with villainous plotters against the king, including her own wicked father.
DR. DREDD'S WAGON OF WONDERS / Bill Brittain; Andrew Glass, ill.
Harper & Row, 1987. $11.50. Grades 3-7.
The draught-striken town of Coven Tree makes a disastrous deal with the evil Dr. Dredd who promises to bring them rain.
A GHOST IN THE WINDOW / Betty Wright.
Holiday House, 1987. $12.95. Grades 4-6.
While visiting her divorced father, Meg's prophetic dreams develop a new dimension. She spends time with their landlady's son, Caleb, an unpleasant boy embittered by his dead father's suspected embezzlement. Her dreams start coming true, and Meg puzzles over why they are scarily like Caleb's memories.
GOLD CADILLAC / Millard Taylor.
Dial Books, 1987. $11.95. Grades 2-6.
During the 1950's, two black girls from the North experience racial prejudice for the first time when their family drives to Mississippi in their new, gold Cadillac.
HATCHET / Gary Paulsen.
Bradbury Press 1987. $12.95. Grades 6-8.
Newbery Honor Book. A story of survival by a courageous young boy set in the Canadian backwoods.
HELLO, MY NAME IS SCRAMBLED EGGS / Jamie Gilson; John Wallner, ill.
Lothrop, Lee, & Shepard, 1985. $10.95. Grades 4-6.
A humorous story of what happens when a Vietnamese family, sponsored by a church, moves into Harvey's home temporarily.
HOW TO THINK LIKE A SCIENTIST / Stephen P. Kramer; Felicia Bond, ill.
Crowell, 1987. $11.50. Grades 3-7.
Uses questions about hypothetical situations to explain the process of thinking scientifically.
THE KID IN THE RED JACKET / Barbara Park.
Knopf, 1987. $9.99. Grades 3-6.
Ten-year-old Howard moves with his family to a new town, and has to adjust to a new school and new friends.
LACKAWANA / Chester Aaron.
Lippincott, 1986. $11.89. Grades 7 and up.
A gang of abandoned children, living together during the Depression, spring into action when one of their members is kidnapped.
LINCOLN: A PHOTOBIOGRAPHY / Russell Freedman.
Ticknor & Fields, 1987. $15.95. Grades 4 and up.
Newbery winner. Focusing primarily on the Civil War years, this is a biography of Abraham Lincoln. Marvelous photographs are included.
THE MAN WHO SANG IN THE DARK / Eth Clifford; Mary B. Owen, ill.
Houghton Mifflin, 1987. $12.95. Grades 2-5.
In the midst of the Depression, ten-year-old Leah, her brother, and widowed mother build a new life with support and friendship from the other occupants of the boarding house in which they live.
NIGHTY-NIGHTMARE / James Howe; Leslie Morrill, ill.
Macmillan, 1987. $11.95. Grades 3-7.
Our friends from Bunnicula go on a camping trip and encounter strange characters.
ON MY HONOR / Marion Dane Bauer.
Clarion, 1986. $11.95. Grades 4-7.
Joel promises his father "on his honor" that he will go straight to the park with his best friend Tony. Tony convinces Joel to detour by taking a swim in the treacherous Vermillion River to prove that neither boy is chicken. It isn't until Tony disappears that Joel comes to the terrible realization--Tony can't swim. Joel's frantic attempts to save his friend are futile and he has to cope with the results. Moral issues are treated with power and sensitivity as is the relationship between Joel and his father. A Newbery Honor book.
PRAIRIE SONGS / Pam Conrad; Darryl Zudeck, ill.
Harper & Row, 1987. $10.89. Grades 5 and up.
Louisa's life on the Nebraska prairie is dramatically altered with the arrival of a new doctor and his beautiful but frail wife.
RABBLE STARKEY / Lois Lowry.
Houghton, 1987. $12.95. Grades 5-8.
When Parable Ann and her mother, Sweet Hosanna, move into the Bigelow house to look after Mr. Bigelow and his children during Mrs. Bigelow's hospitalization, Parable Ann experiences the kind of family life for which she has always longed.
REMARKABLE CHILDREN: TWENTY WHO MADE HISTORY / Dennis Brindell Fradin.
Little, 1987. $14.95. Grades 4-7.
Story biographies of 20 children from different places and times who gain notoriety during their childhood. Includes known and not-so-well known individuals.
SONS FROM AFAR / Cynthia Voight.
Atheneum, 1987. $13.95. Grades 7 and up.
Related to earlier books about the Tillerman family. Brothers, James and Sammy, go in search of their father who walked out on them some six years ago.
STEAMBOAT IN A CORNFIELD / John Hartford.
Crown, 1986. $10.95. Grades 4 and up.
A true-life saga of the "Virginia," an ill-fated palace steamer that ran aground on the Ohio River in 1910. The story captures a unique period of American history.
SUSANNA OF THE ALAMO; A TRUE STORY / Paul Bacon, ill.
Harcourt, 1986. $13.95. Grades 3-6.
A courageous young woman, Susanna Dickerson, is spared death at the battle of the Alamo by Mexican General Santa Anna in the hope that her account would discourage Texan resistance, but her story rallies the cause of Texan independence.
THE 25 CENT MIRACLE / Theresa Nelson.
Bradbury Press 1986. $13.95. Grades 6-8.
Complex characterization illuminate the anguish of a widowed father and his plucky motherless daughter, unable to discuss their true feelings.
VINEGAR PANCAKES AND VANISHING CREAM / Bonnie Pryor; Gail Owens, ill.
Morrow, 1987. $11.75. Grades 3-5.
Surrounded by siblings who are either athletic, smart or cute, Martin wonders who he is while enduring a wild camping trip, disaster in the kitchen and other family escapades.

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