1991 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1991

K-3

ANNA'S GARDEN SONGS / Mary Q. Steele; Lena Anderson, ill.
Greenwillow, 1989. $11.95. Grades K-3.
A collection of delightful vegetable garden poems with charming illustrations.
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM / Bill Martin, Jr.; John Archambault; Lois Ehlert, ill.
Simon & Schuster, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-3.
A bold, zany, finger-snappin' look at the letters of the alphabet as they travel to the top of a coconut tree, A must for reading aloud.
COLOR DANCE / Ann Jonas.
Greenwillow, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-3.
Four dancers show how colors combine to create different colors. Vibrant watercolor illustration. A good book for extended art, music, or writing activities.
COME A TIDE / George Ella Lyon; Stephen Gammel, ill.
Orchard, 1990. $14.95. Grades K-2.
An upbeat view, through a little girl's eyes, of adventures encountered when spring floods come to her rural home.
HAROLD & THE GREAT STAG / Donald Carrick.
Ticknor & Fields, 1988. $14.95. Grades 1-5.
A little boy schemes to protect the Great Stag from being killed by the Baron and his men. Beautifully illustrated.
HEARTLAND / Diane Siebert; Wendell Minor, ill.
Crowell, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-3.
Poems from the heartland of America. Stunning, realistic illustrations make the poetry come alive.
HERSCHEL AND THE HANUKKAH GOBLINS / Eric Kimmel; Trina Schart Hyman, ill.
Holiday House, 1989. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Herschel and Ostropol come up with several ingenious ideas for tricking the goblins.
INN THE MIDDLE OF THE PUDDLE / Mike Thaler; Bruce Degen, ill.
Harper & Row, 1988. $11.95. Grades k-3.
A frog and a turtle, experience a cycle of change due to the weather.
LISTEN TO THE RAIN / Bill Martin, Jr.; John Archambault; James Endicott, ill.
Henry Holt & Co., 1988. $13.95. Grades K-3.
The many sounds of rain are poetically explored and sparingly, but beautifully illustrated.
A LITTLE EXCITEMENT / Marc Harshman; Ted Rand, ill.
Cobblehill, 1989. $12.95. Grades K-3.
A boy wishes for some excitement and his wish comes in a surprising way.
LON PO-PO / Ed Young.
Philomel, 1989. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A Chinese variation of Little Red Riding Hood. Full of stunning water color and pastel illustrations.
THE MITTEN / Adapted and ill. by Jan Brett.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1989. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A progressive tale of a very crowded lost mitten. Lush, beautifully detailed illustrations.
PRINCESS BEE AND THE ROYAL GOODNIGHT STORY / Sandy Asher.
Whitman, 1989. $12.95. Grades K-3.
In the absence of her mother, Princess Bee tests the storytelling abilities of other family members when bedtime comes.
PRINCESS FURBALL / Charlotte Huck; Anita Lobel, ill.
Greenwillow, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-3.
A variation of the Cinderella story.
SEA SWAN / Kathryn Lasky.
Macmillan, 1988. $13.95. Grades 2-4.
It is a life-changing experience when a grandmother learns to swim.
THE TALKING EGGS / Robert San Souci; Jerry Pinkney, ill.
Dial, 1989. $12.95. Grades 2-4.
A Southern folktale in which Blanche wins a bright future through her goodness, while her nasty sister, Rose, comes to ruination by not listening to the talking eggs.
THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS / Jon Scieszka; Lane Smith, ill.
Viking Kestrel, 19989. $13.95. Grades 2-5.
Even intermediate students will enjoy this version of the fairy tale. Alexander T. Wolf (alias the Big, Bad, Wolf) finally gets to tell his side of the story.
THE TUB PEOPLE / Pam Conrad; Richard Egielski, ill.
Harper, 1989. $12.95. Grades K-1.
All children who love to play with toys in the bathtub will relate to this adventure of the Tub Child as he is lost down the drain and happily recovered again.
THE WARRIOR AND THE WISEMAN / David Wisniewski.
Lothrop, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-3.
In order to determine who shall rule his kingdom, a Japanese emperor sends his twin sons on a quest. Stunning paper cut illustrations.
THE WEDNESDAY SURPRISE / Eve Bunting; Donald Carrick, ill.
Clarion, 1989. $13.95. Grades K-3.
A young girl's Wednesday meetings with her grandmother end in a wonderful birthday surprise for her father. Grandmother learns to read.

4-8

AFTERNOON OF THE ELVES / Janet Taylor Lisle.
Orchard, 19989. $12.95. Grades 4-up.
As Hillary works in the miniature village, allegedly built by elves, in Sara-Kate's yard, she becomes curious about her friend's real life inside the big, gloomy house with her mysterious, silent mother.
THE AMERICAN FAMILY FARM / Joan Anderson; George Ancona.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989. $18.95. Grades 5-up.
A pictorial essay of the American family farm.
THE BEST BET GAZETTE / Linda Gondosch.
Lodestar, 1989. $12.95. Grades 4-6.
Competition with two rival girls in producing a neighborhood newspaper and her experience dealing with a friend's case of polio help 10-year-old Judy Oliver develop an understanding of how a newspaper ought to be written.
BILL PEET: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Bill Peet.
Watts, 1989. $16.95. Grades 3-up.
Bill Peet writes about Bill Peet.
THE BROCCOLI TAPES / Jan Slepian.
Philomel, 1989. $13.95. Grades 5-7.
On tapes mailed back to her class in Boston, Sara records her family's five month stay in Hawaii.
THE BUTTERFLY JAR / Jeff Moss.
Bantam, 1989. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
A wonderful and funny collection of poems that will be read over and over by children, teachers, and parents.
DOLL IN THE GARDEN / Mary Downing Hahn.
Clarion, 1989. $11.86. Grades 5-8.
When Ashely and Kristi discover an old doll buried in nasty neighbor, Old Ms. Cooper's garden, they are amazed to find that they can enter another time period by going through the door in the hedge. A ghostly cat shows them the way.
A FAMILY APART / Joan Lowery Nixon.
Bantam, 1987. $13.95. Grades 5-8.
A heartfelt look at one family's experience with the Orphan Train of the mid 19th century. The first of Nixon's quartet.
THE GREAT AMERICAN GOLD RUSH / Rhonda Blumberg.
Bradbury, 1989. $16.95. Grades 5-8.
Describes the emigration of people t California from the East coast of the United States and foreign countries in order to pursue their dream of discovering gold.
IN TROUBLE AGAIN, ZELDA HAMMERSMITH? / Lynn Hall.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987. $13.95. Grades 3-6.
An introduction to a lovable character who adds a new dimension to the definition of "mischief."
JANIE'S PRIVATE EYES / Zilpha Keatley Snyder.
Delacorte, 1989. $14.95. Grades 4-6.
The Stanely children, from the HEADLESS CUPID, must discover why dogs are disappearing in the town of Steven's Corners.
THE LAST SLICE OF RAINBOW AND OTHER STORIES / Joan Aiken.
Harper & Row, 1989. $3.50 (pbk). Grades 4-8.
A collection of fantasy short stories sure to please.
NUMBER THE STARS / Lois Lowry.
Houghton Mifflin, 1989. $12.95. Grades 5-8.
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, Annemarie shelters her Jewish friend from the Nazis.
THEO ZEPHYR / Dean Hughes.
Atheneum, 1987. $10.16. Grades 5-8.
A fascinating account of a boy whose dream of being able to perform heroic deeds, have superhuman strength, and of taking revenge on the "Mr. Perfect" in his school class comes true in a nightmarish manner.
THE WINTER ROOM / Gary Paulsen.
Orchard, 1989. $11.95. Grades 5-8.
A young boy growing up on a northern Minnesota farm describes the scenes around him and recounts his old Norwegian uncle's takes of an almost mythological logging past.

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