1992 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1992

K-3

AARDVARKS DISEMBARK / Ann Jonas.
Greenwillow, 1990. $14.95.
Noah calls out a variety of animals, most of which are not widely known and are now endangered.
ART LESSON / Tomie deploy.
Putnam, 1989. $13.95.
A young boy yearns to be an artist and receives the support of his family and teachers.
BABUSKA'S DOLL / Patricia Polacco.
Simon and Schuster, 1990. $14.95.
A naughty doll comes to life and is even more rambunctious than the little girl that owns her.
BASKET / George Ella Lyon.
Orchard Books, 1990. $14.95.
A delightful story about a grandmother's basket and all the joys and memories it holds.
THE BIRTHDAY MOON / Lois Duncan.
Penguin Group, 1989. $13.95.
This illustrated poem describes what can be done with the best birthday gift of all, the moon.
THE BUCK STOPS HERE / Alice Provensen.
Harper & Row, 1990. $17.95.
Fascinating details are told about the Presidents of the United States.
CECIL'S STORY / George Ella Lyon; Peter Catalonotto, ill.
Orchard, 1991.
A young boy's father goes off to fight in the Civil War. The boy worried about what may happen to his father as life on the farm continues as usual. Set in Kentucky.
THE EMPTY POT / Demi.
Holt & Company, 1990. $15.95.
To determine who will succeed him, the Emperor of China gives seeds to each child. The one that presents the best bloom will be chosen as the successor.
FEATHERS FOR LUNCH / Lois Ehlert.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. $13.95.
Cat got out! He's looking for lunch, but the birds know what to do! A fun first reader with an excellent guide to backyard birds and plants.
JUST PLAIN FANCY / Patricia Polacco.
Bantam, 1990. $14.95.
Naomi, an Amish girl whose elders have impressed upon her the importance of adhering to the simple ways of her people, is horrified when one of her hen eggs hatches into an extremely fancy bird.
THE NEIGHBORHOOD TRUCKER / Louise Borden.
Scholastic, 1990. $12.95.
Elliot Long wants to be a trucker. He watches trucks go by on the highway. On his birthday, he and his friends visit the Sardinia Concrete Co. and meet Slim, Elliot's favorite truck driver.
REMEMBER THE BUTTERFLIES / Anna Grossnickle Hines.
Dutton, 1991. $12.95.
Grandpa lovingly shows Holly and Glen about the life and death of a butterfly. Later, this helps them to accept their grandfather's death.
TEAMMATES / Peter Golenbrock; Paul Bacon, ill.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. $14.95.
Jackie Robinson, the first black professional baseball player in the big leagues, gains the respect of Pee Wee Reese and his colleagues.
TRAIN SONG / Diane Siebert.
Harper, 1990. $14.95.
A pictorial journey by train.
THE WALL / Eve Bunting.
Clarion Books, 1990. $13.95.
A small boy and his father search for the name of the boy's grandfather at the Vietnam Memorial.
WILBUR'S SPACE MACHINE / Lorna Balian.
Holiday House, 1990. $14.95.
Provides the reader with an appreciation of the countryside and a concern for the future of the environment.

4-8

BASEBALL IN APRIL AND OTHER STORIES / Gary Soto.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. $19.95. Grades 6-8.
A collection of short stories about teen life in a Hispanic neighborhood in California.
THE BIG BOOK FOR PEACE / Ann Durell and Marilyn Sachs, ed.
Dutton, 1990. Grades 4-8.
A collection of poems, stories, and illustration that share the theme of peace. Contributions from authors such as Natalie Babbitt, Jean Fritz, Lois Lowry, and others are found in the book.
BIRDWATCH: A BOOK OF POETRY / Jane Yolen.
Philomel Books, 1990. $15.95. Grades 4-8.
A celebration of the earth's feathered creatures.
BLACK AND WHITE / David Macaulay.
Houghton Mifflin, 1990. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
Four brief stories about parents, trains, and cows, or is it just one story? A puzzle with several solutions. 1991 Caldecott Medal.
THE BURNING QUESTIONS OF BINGO BROWN / Betsy Byars.
Penguin, 1988. $3.95 (pbk). Grades 4-7.
As adolescent Bingo Brown trembles on the brink of manhood, he records his questions about adult life--issues of maturity, romance, and the surprising vulnerability of adults--in a journal he must keep for English class.
COULDN'T I START OVER? / Jean Thesman.
Avon Books, 1989. $2.95 (pbk). Grades 4-7.
Shiloh Packard had no idea that one person could ruin her whole life. Lovey Sullivan arrived and stole Shiloh's best friend, hooked the boy that she had a crush on, and tricked the piano teacher into giving her the staring role in the Winter Music Festival. If only Shiloh hadn't been so nice to her.
DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC / Jane Yolen.
Viking, 1988. $11.95. Grades 4-8.
A young girl is disgruntled with her Jewish heritage and doesn't understand or appreciate the tradition of remembering all that has gone before until during her family's Seder meal she steps through a door to find herself in a 1942 Poland community that is sent to concentration camp.
EVERYWHERE / Bruce Brooks.
Harper, 1990. $12.95. Grades 5-8.
With the help of a friend, a ten-year-old boy saves his grandfather from a heart attack by doing a "soul switch." This is a story of love and loyalty that is both humorous and moving.
THE GOLDEN BIRD / Hans Stolp.
Dial, 1990. $11.89. Grades 4-8.
Captures the emotional reality of a terminally ill child. The story is told from the child's point of view.
GOOD QUEEN BESS: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND / Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema.
Four Winds Press, 1990. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
Introduces and follows the life of the strong-willed queen who ruled England in the time of Shakespeare and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
HIGH RISE GLORIOUS SKITTLE SKAT ROARIOUS SKY PIE ANGEL FOOD CAKE / Nancy Willard.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990. $15.95. Grades 4-8.
As she is preparing a very special angel food cake for her mother's birthday, a young girl is surprised by three angels who drop in for a taste.
GWINNA / Barbara Helen Berger.
Philomel, 1990. $18.95. Grades 4-8.
An original fairy tale about a beautiful child, Gwinna, who longs to return to her true home, back to Mother Owl, and to freely use her wings and discover song.
THE KITCHEN KNIGHT / Margaret Hodges; Trina Schart Hyman, ill.
Holiday, 1990. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
A lavishly illustrated story of knights in the time of King Arthur.
MANIAC MAGEE / Jerry Spinelli.
Little, Brown, 1990. $13.95. Grades 4-7.
A homeless boy can't understand why people treat each other so badly. 1991 Newbery Medal.
MATTHEW JACKSON MEETS THE WALL / Patricia Reilly Giff.
Delacorte, 1990. $13.95. Grades 3-5.
A move from New York to Ohio proves traumatic for Matt, especially after the disappearance of the family cat.
THE SKY IS FALLING / Barbara Corcoran.
Avon Books, 1988. $2.95 (pbk). Grades 4-7.
When Annah Perry turns fourteen, her whole world seems to fall apart. Up until this time, she had lived a very privileged life, but the Great Depression does not spare Annah and her family. Her uncle commits suicide and the family home must be sold when her father looses his job.
SOMETHING BIG HAS BEEN HERE / Jack Prelutsky.
Greenwillow, 1990. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
An illustrated collection of humorous poems on a variety of topics. Pure Prelutsky.
STONE WORDS: A GHOST STORY / Pam Conrad.
Harper, 1990. $12.89. Grades 4-8.
A young girl finds herself drawn into another time to help save her childhood playmate, a ghost who shares her name.
A TELLING OF TALES: FIVE STORIES / William J. Brooke.
Harper & Row, 1990. $12.95. Grades 4-8.
A retelling of five classic folk/fairy tales. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Jack and the Beanstalk, with contemporary and startling twist.

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