1994 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1994

K-3

A BIRTHDAY BASKET FOR TIA / Pat Mora; Cecily Lang, ill.
Macmillan, 1992. $13.95. Grades K-3.
With the help and interference of her cat, Chica, Cecilia prepares a surprise gift for her great-aunt's 90th birthday.
EMILY / Michael Bedord; Barbara Cooney, ill.
Doubleday, 1992. $16.00. Grades K-3.
FORTUNE-TELLERS / Lloyd Alexander; Trina Schart Hyman, ill.
Dutton, 1992. $15.00. Grades 2-4.
A carpenter goes to a fortune-teller and fins that predictions about his future come true in an unusual way.
GO ASK GIORGIO / Patricia Wittman; Will Hillenbrand, ill.
Macmillan, 1992. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Giorgio likes to work, but he takes on so many jobs that he can no longer enjoy them.
HOW THE STARS FELL INTO THE SKY / Jerrie Oughton; Lisa Desimini, ill.
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1992. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A retelling of the Navajo legend that explains the patterns of the stars in the sky.
JAKE: A LABRADOR PUPPY AT WORK AND PLAY / Robert T. Jones; Bill Eppridge, ill.
Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. $15.00. Grades K-4.
Description of puppy's training during the first year of life.
KENTUCKY TROLL / Juanita Havill; Bert Dodson, ill.
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1993. $13.00. Grades 2-4.
A Swedish troll emigrates to Kentucky and tries to live in disguise among the humans.
MARTHA SPEAKS / Susan Maddaugh.
Houghton Mifflin, 1992. $13.95. Grades K-3.
When Martha, the dog, eats alphabet soup, she begins to speak. Ask the family--having a talking dog is not always fun.
MIRETTE ON THE HIGHWIRE / Emily Arnold McCully.
Putnam's Sons, 1992. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Mirette learns tightrope walking from a guest in her mother's boarding house not knowing that he is a celebrated tightrope artist who has withdrawn from performing because of fear. Caldecott Medal.
PIGS APLENTY, PIGS GALORE! / David McPhail.
Dutton, 1993. $13.99. Grades K-3.
Pigs galore invade a house and have a wonderful party.
THE RAINBABIES / Laura Krauss Melmed; Jim LaMarche, ill.
Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, 1992. $15.00. Grades 1-4.
When the moon gives twelve tiny babies to a childless couple, the new parents take great care of their charges and eventually receive unexpected reward.
A RIVER RAN WILD / Lynn Cherry.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. $14.95. Grades 2-5.
Environmental history of the Nashua River from its discovery by Indians through the present.
SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK / David L. Harrison, Betsy Lewin, ill.
Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1993. $13.95. Grades 2-6.
Poems about various school experiences.
THE STORY OF MAY / Mordicai Gerstein.
HarperCollins, 1993. $16.00. Grades K-3.
A majestic allegory in which each month has a special task and the mysterious love affair between December and April brings about the brightest month of all--May. Dazzling illustrations.
TALKING LIKE THE RAIN / Selected by X. J. Kennedy and Dorothy M. Kennedy; Jane Dyer, ill.
Little, Brown, 1992. $17.95. Grades K-3.
Collection of poems for very young children.
WHEN CATS DREAM / Dav Pilkey.
Orchard, 1992. $14.95. Grades K-4.
When cats dream, they can do anything they want.
WHO CAME DOWN THAT ROAD? / George Ella Lyon; Peter Catalanotto, ill.
Orchard, 1992. $15.95. Grades K-3.
Mother and child ponder the past in discussing who might have traveled down an old, old road.

4-8

BARD OF AVON: THE STORY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE / Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema; Diane Stanley, ill.
Morrow, 1992. $15.00. Grades 4-8.
Biography of William Shakespeare.
BOB AND JACK: A BOY AND HIS YAK / Jeff Moss; Chris Demarest, ill.
Bantam, 1992. $15.00. Grades 4-8.
A boy and his pet yak grow up together.
BULL RUN / Paul Fleischman; David Frampton, ill.
Harper, 1993. $14.00. Grades 4-8.
Sixteen different stories tell the horrors and folly of the Civil War's first great battle. Can be read as a novel or preformed as reader's theatre.
THE DARK THIRTY: SOUTHERN TALES OF THE SUPERNATURAL / Patricia C. McKissack; Brian Pinkney, ill.
Alfred A. Knopf, 1992. $15.00. Grades 4-8.
Ten mesmerizing and breath taking original tales of the supernatural.
DEAR NAPOLEON, I KNOW YOU'RE DEAD, BUT. . . / Elvira Woodruff; Noah and Jess Woodruff, ill.
Holiday House, 1992. $13.95. Grades 4-7.
When ten-year-old Marty Belucci is given a class assignment to write letters to famous people, he writes to a variety of dead people with surprising results. Through the intervention of his grandfather, who lives in a nursing home, Marty receives answers to his letters. Although there is humor in the story, a serious element regarding the tender relationship between Marty and his grandfather balances the appeal of the book.
DEAR WORLD: HOW CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD FEEL ABOUT OUR ENVIRONMENT / Lannis Temple, Ed.
Random House, 1993. $15.00. Grades 4-8.
Collection of letters and drawings from young people around the world that express their feelings about nature and the environmental problems the world faces.
THE FALCON'S WING / Dawna Liss Buchanan.
Orchard, 1992. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
After her mother's death, twelve-year-old Bryn tries to make a new life when her father moves them to Canada to live with her aunt and cousin who has Down's syndrome.
MISSING MAY / Cynthia Rylant.
Orchard, 1992. $12.95. Grades 4-8.
Newbery Medal. After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her Uncle Ob leave their West Virginia trailer in search of the strength to go on living.
SAFE AT HOME / Peggy King Anderson.
Atheneum, 1992. $12.95. Grades 4-6.
Tony loves baseball. His mother is an alcoholic and he must spend a great amount of time at home taking care of a little sister. An accident at home happens and his mom goes to the hospital. The father returns home after a six months absence. An excellent title for this book.
TAKEDOWN / Matt Christopher; Margaret Santilippo, ill.
Little, Brown, 1990. $14.95. Grades 4-8.
Sean helps an assistant referee prepare for a wrestling match. He wonders if his mentor is his lost father.
THROUGH THE MICKLE WOODS / Valiska Gregory; Barry Moser, ill.
Little, Brown, 1992. $15.95. Grades 4-8.
Stories within a story. A walk through the Mickle Woods is full of surprises. Barry Moser's dark and brooding illustrations match the mood of the king who grieves for his queen. A young boy and a magical bear help the king through the Mickle Woods.

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