1993 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1993

K-3

ABUELA / Arthur Dorros.
Dutton, 1991. $13.95. Grades K-3.
While riding on a bus with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City.
THE ADVENTURES OF ISABEL / Ogden Nash; James Marshall, ill.
Little, Brown and Co., 1991. $14.95. Grades K-3.
The feisty Isabel defeats giants, witches and other threatening creatures with ease.
BIGMAMA'S / Donald Crews.
Greenwillow Books, 1991. $13.95. Grades K-3.
Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.
FATHERS, MOTHERS, SISTERS, BROTHERS: A COLLECTION OF FAMILY POEMS / Mary Ann Hoberman.
Little, Brown and Co., 1991. Grades K-3.
A HIPPOPOTAMUSN'T: AND OTHER ANIMAL VERSES / J. Patrick Lewis; Victoria Chess, ill.
Dial Books, 1990. $12.92. Grades K-3.
More than thirty mostly humorous poems about a variety of animals.
JOHNNY APPLESEED / Reeve Lindbergh, paintings by Kathy Jakoben.
Little, Brown and Co., 1990. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Lyrical and joyous tale of America's beloved folk hero.
MANDY / Barbara D. Booth.
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1991. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Hearing-impaired Mandy risks going out into the scary night during an impending storm, to look for her beloved grandmother's lost pin.
A MOTHER FOR CHOCO / Keiko Kasza.
Putnam's Sons, 1992. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A lonely little bird named Choco goes in search of a mother.
MY GREAT-AUNT ARIZONA / Gloria Houston.
Harper Collins, 1992. $15.00. Grades K-3.
An Appalachian girl, Arizona Houston Hughes, grows up to become a teacher who influences generations of school children.
THE RAG COAT / Lauren Mills.
Little, Brown and Co., 1991. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Minna proudly wears her new coat made of clothing scraps to school where the other children laugh at her until she tells them the stories behind the scraps.
SALAMANDER ROOM / Anne Mazer; Steve Johnson, ill.
Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. $14.00. Grades K-3.
A little boy finds an orange salamander in the woods and thinks of the many things he can do to turn his room into a perfect salamander home.
SOME BIRTHDAY / Patricia Polacco.
Simon and Schuster, 1991. $17.00. Grades K-3.
Some birthday! Not only have the festivities apparently been forgotten, but Dad suggests a trip to one of the scariest places on earth--home of the clay pit bottom monster!
TO RIDE A BUTTERFLY / Nancy Larrick.
Dell, 1991. $17.00. Grades K-3.
An illustrated collection of fables, folktales, stories, poems, songs, and nonfiction by a variety of authors and illustrators.
TRAVELING TO TONDO / Verna Aardema.
Knopf, 1991. $14.00. Grades K-3.
On his way to his wedding, with his friends as attendants, a civet cat meets with extraordinary and unexpected delays.
TREE OF CRANES / Allen Say.
Houghton, 1991. $16.95. Grades K-3.
A Japanese boy learns of Christmas when his mother decorates a pine tree with paper cranes.
TUESDAY / David Wiesner.
Houghton, 1991. $15.95. Grades K-3. Caldecott Medal 1992.
The unbelievable occurrences of a Tuesday evening are captured in fantastic illustrations.
A VISIT TO GRANDMA'S / Nancy Carlson.
Viking Press, 1991. Grades K-3.
Tina and her parents visit Grandma in her new Florida condo and are surprised to find that she is very different from when she lived on the farm.
WITCH HAZEL / Alice Schertle.
Harper Collins, 1991. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A young boy uses a witch hazel branch to make a scarecrow and had a mysterious encounter on the night of the harvest moon.

4-8

ANASTASIA AT THIS ADDRESS / Lois Lowry.
Houghton Mifflin, 1991. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
Thirteen-year-old Anastasia answers an ad in the personals with an exaggerated description of herself, but soon runs into trouble when the unknown man turns up at a friend's wedding.
BEARSTONE / Will Hobbs.
Atheneum Children's Books, 1989. $12.95. Grades 4-8.
Fourteen-year-old Lloyd is sent by his tribe to the mountains of Colorado and there he finds understanding and confidence in himself.
THE BORNING ROOM / Paul Fleischman.
Harper Collins, 1991. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
It's a room set aside for the arrival of babies and the departure of the dying. It's seldom occupied. When it is, the lives of those within it and without often take a sudden turning.
BROTHER EAGLE, SISTER SKY / Susan Jeffers.
Dial Books, 1991. $15.00. Grades 4-8.
A Suquamish Indian Chief describes his people's respect and love for the earth and concern for its destruction.
CREATURES THAT GLOW / Joanne Barkan.
Doubleday, 1991.
Introduces animals and plants that produce their own light.
FACE TO FACE / Marion D. Bauer.
Houghton Mifflin, 1991. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
Picked on at school by bullies, thirteen-year-old Michael confronts his fears during a trip to Colrado to see his father who works as a whitewater rafting guide and whom Michael has not seen in eight years.
FIGMENT, YOUR DOG SPEAKING / Laura Hawkins.
Houghton, 1991. Grades 4-8.
Marcella tends to tell wild stories. Her dog, Figment, who can talk, comes to her rescue.
GADGET WAR / Betsy Duffey.
Viking, 1991. $11.95. Grades 4-8.
Kelly sparks is an ingenious inventor with forty three inventions to her credit. She meets another gadget wiz and the rivalry escalates to a full-scale gadget war.
JOURNEY / Patricia MacLachlan.
Delacorte Press, 1991. $13.50. Grades 4-8.
When their mother goes off, leaving her tow children with their grandparents, they feel as if their past had been erased until Grandfather finds a way to restore it to them.
THE LAST PRINCESS: THE STORY OF PRINCESS KAIULANI OF HAWAII / Fay Stanley.
Four Winds, 1991. $15.95. Grades 4-8.
Recounts the story of Hawaii's last heir to the throne who was denied her right to rule when the monarchy was abolished.
LYDDIE / Katherine Paterson.
Dutton, 1991. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
Impoverished Vermont farm girl, Lyddie Worthen, is determined to gain her independence by becoming a factory worker in Lowell, Massachusetts in the 1840s.
MISSISSIPPI BIRDGE / Mildred D. Taylor.
Dial, 1990. $12.95. Grades 4-8.
During a heavy rainstorm in 1930s rural Mississippi, a ten-year-old white boy sees a bus driver order all the black passengers off a crowded bus to make room for late-arriving white passengers.
THE MONUMENT / Gary Paulsen.
Macmillan, 1991. Grades 4-8.
Mick Strum, an artist commissioned by a small Kansas town to create a memorial to their war dead, agrees with Katherine Anne Porter's philosophy that art is what you find when the ruins are cleared away.
THE NIGHT THE WHOLE CLASS SLEPT OVER / Stella Pevsner.
Clarion, 1991. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
Dan, whose artist parents have kept him moving around all his life, fears he will lose new school friends until the class sleepover at the library coincides with an ice storm.
ORP GOES TO THE HOOP / Suzy Kline.
Putnam's Sons. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
All-star baseball pitcher Orp goes out for basketball in the 7th grade and fins that the skills he has developed in his old sport can be transferred to his new one.
PISH, POSH, SAID HIERONYMUS BOSCH / Nancy Willard.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. Grades 4-8.
A poem about the 15th century painter filled with medieval beasts.
SHADES OF GRAY / Carolyn Reeder.
Macmillan, 1989. $12.95. Grades 6-8.
The Civil War was over, but it had taken a terrible toll on twelve-year-old Will Page. Will was forced to go live with his uncle who refused to fight in the war. Will found much to admire in his uncle, but not enough to let him forgive. . .until he began to understand a different kind of courage.
SHILOH / Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Atheneum, 1991. $12.95. Grades 4-8. Newbery Medal 1992.
When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the dogs real owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs.
TOUGHBOY AND SISTER / Kirkpatrick Hill.
Macmillan, 1990. $12.95. Grades 4-8.
The death of their drunken father strands ten-year-old Toughboy and his younger sister at a remote fishing cabin in the Yukon.

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