1996 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1996

K-3

ALL THE PLACES TO LOVE / Patricia MacLachlan; Mike Wimmer, ill.
HarperCollins, 1994. $15.00. Grades K-3.
A young boy describes the favorite places that he shares with his family on his grandparents' farm and in the nearby countryside.
ALPHABESTIARY / selected by Jane Yolen; Allan Eitzen, ill.
Boyds Mills Press, 1995. $16.95. Grades K-3.
An anthology of animal poems. At least one poem for each letter in the alphabet.
COUNTING ON CALICO / Phyllis Limbacher Tildes.
Charlesbridge Publishing, 1995. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Counting is an easy as 1-2-3 when a very smart mouse introduces readers to an endearing family of felines. Readers learn a myriad of colorful cat facts about these quirky but beloved creatures in this beautifully illustrated book.
DID YOU HEAR WIND SING YOUR NAME? / Sandra De Coteau Orie; Christopher Canyon, ill.
Walker, 1995. $14.95. Grades K and up.
Beautifully illustrated poem from the Oneida Indian culture.
GOING HOME / Margaret Wild; Wayne Harris, ill.
Scholastic, 1993. $14.95. Grades Preschool - 3.
Hugo is hospitalized with tow other children. Hugo uses his imagination, sparked by the sounds of the animals from a nearby zoo, to travel the world.
GRANDFATHER'S LOVESONG / Reeve Lindbergh; Rachel Isadora, ill.
Viking, 1993. $14.99. Ages 3 and up.
A grandfather wanders with his grandchild through the changing seasons of a beautiful rural landscape. He finds just the right words to express love. A book for all generations to read.
HARVEY POTTER'S BALLOON FARM / Jerdine Nolen; Mark Buehner, ill.
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1994. $15.00. Grades K-3.
A child ventures out in the middle of the night to see how Harvey Potter grows his wonderful balloons.
HOMEPLACE / Anne Shelby; Wendy anderson Halperin, ill.
Orchard, 1995. $15.95. Grades K-3.
A grandmother relates a young girl's geneology through a very loving and eloquently told story.
HOW TO MAKE AN APPLE PIE AND SEE THE WORLD / Marjorie Priceman.
Knopf, 1994. $16.00. Grades K-3.
Since the market is closed, the reader is led around the world to gather the ingredients for making an apple pie. Includes recipe.
RAGSALE / Artie Ann Bates; Jeff Chapman-Crane, ill.
Houghton Mifflin, 1995. $14.95. Grades K-3.
Story based in Appalachia in which the women of the family find useful and sometimes fun items at the various ragsales in the neighborhood.
SHOES LIKE MISS ALICE'S / Angela Johnson; Ken Page, ill.
Orchard, 1995. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A young girl who has been left with a babysitter for the first time is intrigued with the number of shoes needed to get through the various activities of the day.
SMOKY NIGHT / Eve Bunting; David Diaz, ill.
Harcourt Brace, 1994. $15.00. Grades K-4.
When Los Angeles riots break out in the streets of their neighborhood, a young boy and his mother learn the value of getting along with others no matter what their background or nationality. 1995 Caldecott Medal.
THE STORY OF A BOY NAMED WILL / Daniil Kharms; Vladimir Radunsky, ill.
North-South Books, 1993. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A deceptively simple poem about a precarious sled ride.
SWAMP ANGEL / Anne Isaacs; Paul O. Zelinsky, ill.
Dutton, 1994. $14.99. Grades K-3.
Tall tale in which Swamp Angel wrestles a huge bear to save the winter supplies of the settlers in Tennessee.
THIS IS A GREAT PLACE FOR A HOT DOG STAND / Barney Saltzberg.
Hyperion Books for Children, 1995. Grades K-3.
Izzy tries to save his hot dog stand from Madame Moola Moo who is planning to build a shopping mall on the same spot.
UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME / Patricia Mills.
North-South Books, 1993. $14.95. Grades K-3.
A tribute to the simple pleasures and the great beauty of unspoiled rural life. Illustrated with hand-colored photographs.

4-8

THE BARN / Avi.
Orchard, 1994. $13.95. Grades 4-8.
Ben is convinced that building a barn for his incapacitated father will cure the older man of his recent stroke.
CATHERINE, CALLED BIRDY / Karen Cushman.
Clarion Books, 1994. $13.95. Grades 6-8.
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.
THE CHRISTMAS OF THE REDDLE MOON / J. Patrick Lewis; Gary Kelley, ill.
Dial Books, 1994. $15.99. Grade 4.
Lost in a snowstorm on an English heath on Christmas Eve, Liddy and Will meet the magical and mysterious Wee Mary Fever, who summons St. Nick himself to take them home.
HERE AND THEN / George Ella Lyon.
Orchard, 1994. $14.95. Grades 4-6.
A modern-age girl befriends the ghost of a Civil War nurse and helps her secure supplies for the wounded. Rich in Kentucky history.
JACOB'S RESCUE: A HOLOCAUST STORY / Malka Drucker and Michael Halperin.
Bantam, 1993. $15.95. Grades 4-6.
A courageous story about a family that took in Jacob and his brothers during the Holocaust. A story of friendship and survival.
JERICHO / Janet Hickman.
Greenwillow, 1994. $14.00. Grades 4-8.
In a haunting coming-of-age novel, twelve-year-old Angela and her family are spending their vacation with her grandmother and helping in the care of Min, Angela's great-grandmother.
JOHN HENRY / Julius Lestor; Jerry Pinkney, ill.
Dial Books, 1994. $16.99. Grades 3-5.
The exaggeration of this timeless tale of a steel driving man is beautifully illustrated so that text and sights complement the strength of the story and the strength of the man, John Henry.
THE LIBRARIAN WHO MEASURED THE EARTH / Kathryn Lasky.
Little, Brown, 1994. $16.95. Grades 4-8.
The imaginative prose and bright, lively illustrations of the ancient landscape tell the story of how Erathosthenes, the Greek mathematician and librarian, accurately measured the circumference of the the earth over two thousand years ago.
MISTAKES THAT WORKED / Charlotte Toltz Jones; John O'Brien, ill.
Doubleday, 1994. $9.95. Grades 4-7.
Description of accidental inventions.
MOOSE TRACKS / Mary Casanova.
Hyperion Books for Children, 1995. $14.95.
Twelve-year-old Seth, the son of a game warden, tries to save an orphaned moose calf from poachers.
NIGHTJOHN / Gary Paulsen.
Delacorte Press, 1993. $14.00. Grades 6-8.
Twelve-year-old Sarny's brutal life as a slave becomes even more dangerous when a newly arrived slave offers to teach her how to read.
ON CAT MOUNTAIN / Francoise Richard; adapted by Arthur A. Levine; Anne Buguet, ill.
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1994. $15.95. Grades 4-8.
A young girl goes on a long and difficult journey in search of the cat that had been her friend and when she returns with treasure, her harsh mistress makes the same journey.
PINK AND SAY / Patricia Polacco.
Philomel, 1994. $15.95. Grades 4-8.
The story, passed down through generations of Polacco's family, relates a moving episode in the lives of two young Union soldiers whose Civil War experiences are vastly different because of their races.
POLAR, THE TITANIC BEAR / Daisy Corning Stone Spedden.
Little, Brown, 1994. $16.95. Grades 4-8.
The tale, told in the voice of the boy's toy bear, relates the true survival story of the family's voyage on the Titanic.
WALK TWO MOONS / Sharon Creech.
HarperCollins, 1994. $15.89. Grades 3-7.
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. 1995 Newbery Medal.
WAR GAME / Michael Foreman.
Arcade, 1993. $16.95. Grades 2-6.
A touching story about the reality of war. Based on an actual incident of World War I.

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