1990 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1990

K-3

A B CEDAR: AN ALPHABET OF TREES / George Ella Lyon.
Orchard Books, 1989. $14.95. Grades K-2.
An alphabet book introducing the leaves from a variety of trees.
ANNABELLE SWIFT, KINDERGARTNER / Amy Schwartz.
Watts, 1988. $12.95. Grades Preschool-1.
annabelle confidently sets off to her first day of school under the influence of her older sister's crackpot advice.
BILL AND THE GOOGLE-EYED GOBLINS / Alice Schertle; Patricia Coombs, ill.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987. $11.95. Grades 1-3.
Bill's neighbors said he was a dancing fool and would never amount to anything. As expected, Bill dances himself right into the the hands of the ghastly, google-eyed goblins. But Bill proves himself a born dancer rather than a born fool.
BRAVO, MINSKI / Arthur Yorinks.
Farrar, 1988. $13.95. Grades K-3.
A prodigy both discovers and inverts world changing items, but finds his greatest satisfaction as a singer.
CAPS, HATS, SOCKS, AND MITTENS / Louise Borden; Lillian Hoban, ill.
Scholastic, 1989. $11.95. Grades K-2.
A celebration of the sights, smells, and sensations of the seasons.
CINDERELLA / Barbara Karlin; James Marshall, ill.
Little, Brown, 1989. $12.95. Grades Preschool-3.
In her haste to leave the palace before the fairy godmother's magic loses effect, Cinderella leaves behind a glass slipper.
DECEMBER 24TH / Denys Cazet
Bradbury, 1986. $12.95. Grades K-2.
Grandpa Bunny humorously tries to guess why December 24th is such a special day. He guesses by acting out all the major holidays until finally grandchildren Emily and Louie give him the answer! A very different book to use at Christmastime.
THE DOG THAT PITCHED A NO HITTER / Matt Christopher.
Little, Brown, 1988. $10.16. Grades 1-3.
Mike, a baseball pitcher, and his dog, Harry (with his amazing powers of ESP) work together to beat the toughest team in the league.
FEEL BETTER, ERNEST! / Gabrielle Vincent.
Greenwillow, 1988. $11.95. Grades Preschool-2.
Ernest is sick in bed, and Celestine is going to take care of him - no matter what.
HEADS / Ron & Nancy Goor.
Atheneum, 1988. $11.00. Grades 2-4.
Compares and contrasts the characteristics of the eyes, ears, nose, and mouth of a variety of animals. Clear, concise text is accompanied by a wealth of fascinating, black and white photographs.
JESSICA / Kevin Henkes.
Greenwillow, 1989. $11.95. Grades Preschool-2.
Ruthie does everything with her imaginary friend Jessica; and then on her first day at kindergarten, she meets a real new friend with the same name.
JOHNNY APPLESEED / Steven Kellogg.
Morrow, 1988. $12.95. Grades K-3.
Presents the life of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, describing his love of nature, his kindness to animals, and his physical fortitude.
THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE / Nadine Westcott.
Little, Brown, 1988. $12.95. Grades K-2.
A humorously illustrated version of the old jump rope rhyme. A great read-a-loud where children can chime in on the chorus.
THE LEGEND OF THE INDIAN PAINTBRUSH / Tomie de Paola.
Putnam, 1988. $13.95. Grades 1-4.
Little gopher follows his destiny, as revealed in a dream-vision, of becoming an artist for his people. Eventually, he is able to bring the colors of the sunset down to earth.
MOCKINGBIRD MORNING / Joanne Ruder; Dennis Nolan, ill.
Four Winds Press, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-2.
Poems take the reader on an early morning walk to observe the animals of the woods and water in happy solitude.
ONE HUNGRY MONSTER: A COUNTING BOOK IN RHYME / Susan Heyboer O'keefe; Lynn Munsinger, ill.
Little, Brown, 1989. $12.95. Grades K-3.
Insatiable monsters demanding food increase in number from one to ten until a small boy finally orders them all out of his bedroom.
PAPER JOHN / David Small.
Farrar, Straus,Giroux, 1987. $3.95. Grades K-3.
A master-craftman of paper-folding saves a small town from a devil's foul play.
THE PEA PATCH JIG / Thacher Hurd.
Crown, 1986. $11.95. Grades K-2.
This brightly illustrated book puts everyone in the mood for spring as it tells of the humorous adventures and misadventures of Baby Mouse.
THE SEAL MOTHER / Mordicai Gerstein.
Dial, 1986. $11.76. Grades 2-4.
A beautifully told story centered around the Scottish legend about the seals shedding their skins on midsummer's night eve, taking human form and dancing in the moonlight.
THE SHOW-AND-TELL WAR: AND OTHER STORIES ABOUT ADAM JOSHUA / Janice Lee Smith.
Harper, 1988. $10.70. Grades 1-4.
This third installment in the life of Adam Joshua perfectly captures the daily fun and frustrations of a primary grade youngster.
SHY CHARLES / Rosemary Wells.
Dial, 1988. $11.89. Grades Preschool-2.
Charles is a very shy mouse, and as much as they would like him to change, his parent's intervention have no effect. Change must come from within Charles.
SONG AND DANCE MAN / Karen Ackerman.
Knopf, 1988. $11.95. Grades Preschool-2.
A loving story of a grandfather who entertains his grandchildren one afternoon with the routines he once performed on the Vaudeville stage.
TYRANNOSAURUS WAS A BEAST / Jack Prelutsky; Arnold Lobel, ill.
Greenwillow, 1988. Grades K-4.
A collection of humorous poems about dinosaurs.
YOU BE GOOD & I'LL BE NIGHT: JUMP-ON-THE-BED POEMS / Eve Merriam; Karenlee Schmidt, ill.
Morrow, 1988. $12.95. Preschool-3.
Collection of brief, whimsical rhyming poems.

4-8

ABIGAIL ADAMS / Angela Osborne.
Chelsea House, 1988. $16.95. Grades 5-9.
An intimate portrait of Abigail Adams, her life with John Adams, and her involvement with the events preceding, during, and after the American Revolution.
AESOP'S FABLES / Tom Paxton.
Morrow, 1988. $12.95. Grades 2 and up.
Clever adaptation of ten well known fables, retold in bouncy verse.
BORROWED CHILDREN / George Ella Lyon.
Orchard Books, 1988. $12.95. Grades 5-9.
Forced to care for mother and family during her mother's difficult pregnancy, Mandy harbors a tremendous amount of resentment towards her family. Mandy visits her grandparents in Memphis, after her mother grows stronger. Her trip teaches her things about herself and her family.
BUFFALO HUNT / Russell Freedman.
Holiday House, 1988. $16.95. Grades 3-6.
Examines the importance of the buffalo in the lore and day-to-day life of the Indian tribes of the Great Plains. Describes hunting methods and the uses found for each part of the animal that could not be eaten.
CATWINGS / Ursula K. LeGuin.
Orchard Books, 1988. $10.99. Grades 2-5.
Although their wings take them away from the dangers of the city where they were born, Mr. Tabby's four unusual kittens discover new hardships that await them in the country. Fortunately they are discovered by two sensitive, thoughtful children. A touching fantasy.
EXPLORING THE TITANIC / Robert D. Ballard.
Scholastic, 1988. $14.95. Grades 3-6.
Describes the large luxury liner which sank in 1912 and the discovery and exploration of its underwater wreckage.
THE FACTS AND FICTIONS OF MINNA PRATT / Patricia MacLachlan.
Harper & Row, 1988. $11.95. Grades 3-6.
An eleven-year-old cellist learns about life from her eccentric family, her first boyfriend, and Mozart.
HOW TO FIGHT A GIRL / Thomas Rockwell; Gioia Fiammenghi, ill.
Franklin Watts, 1987. $10.95. Grades 4-7.
Joe and Alan's plan to get revenge on Billy backfires when their secret weapon, the prettiest girl in their fifth grade class, becomes Billy's friend instead.
I'LL MEET YOU AT THE CUCUMBERS / Lilian Moore.
Atheneum, 1988. $12.95. Grades 2-5.
Adam Mouse, a poet, summons up his courage to meet his penpal, Amanda, at the Farmer's Market.
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF LEWIS AND CLARK / Rhoda Blumberg.
Lothrop, 1987. $17.95. Grades 4 and up.
Describes the expedition led by Lewis and Clark to explore the unknown Western regions of America at the beginning of the Nineteenth Century.
JOYFUL NOISE: POEMS FOR TWO VOICES / Paul Fleischman.
Harper & Row, 1988. $11.95. Grades 3 and up.
A collection of poems to be read aloud as a celebration of the insect world.
LINNEA IN MONET'S GARDEN / Christina Bjork, Lena Anderson.
R&S Books, 1987. $10.95. Grades 3-6.
A young girl becomes fascinated with Monet's life and discovers impressionism through her love of nature.
MAUDIE IN THE MIDDLE / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Atheneum, 1988. $13.95. Grades 3-5.
Maudie is the middle child in a family of seven, Maudie desperately needs attention and wants to be special to someone. She comes through in a family crisis proving, to herself, that she is special in her own right.
NUMBER OF STARS / Lois Lowry.
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1989. $12.95. Grades 5-8.
In 1943 during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
RIP VAN WINKLE / Washington Irving. Retold and illustrated by John Howe.
Little, Brown, 1988. $14.95. Grades 3-5.
An interesting retelling of the story of the man who sleeps for twenty years. Beautifully illustrated.
SEX EDUCATION / Jenny Davis.
Orchard Books, 1988. $13.95. Grades 5-9.
Livvie and David meet in Mrs. Fulton's ninth grade Biology class. The first semester of class is devoted to sex education. For a semester project, everys student had to find someone to "care" about. David and Livvie decide that they will work on a project together. As they become totally involved in their project, they became closer themselves. A stimulating and emotionally charged book.
THE STRANGER / Chris Van Allsburg.
Houghton Mifflin, 1986. $15.95. Grades 2-5.
Farmer Bailey accidentally runs over an unusual stranger whom the family takes in to nurse back to health. It is only after the stranger recovers from amnesia that the Baileys realize his mysterious connection to the weather.
STRINGBEAN'S TRIP TO THE SHINING SEA / Vera B. Williams & Jennifer Williams.
Greenwillow Books, 1988. $11.95. Grades 2-6.
Stringbean describes his trip to the West Coast in a series of postcards.
THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRL'S BATHROOM / Louis Sachar.
Knopf, 1987. $2.95. Grades 4-6.
Funny and sensitive story about Bradley, a fifth grader who tells outrageous lies.
THE WAY THINGS WORK / David Macaulay.
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988. $24.95. Grades 4 and up.
Through clear information and illuminating diagrams, this encyclopedia coverage of technology shows readers exactly the way things work.

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