1998 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master Lists


Master List

1998

K-3

THE BIGGEST FROG IN AUSTRALIA / Susan L. Roth.
New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1996.
When a thristy frog drinks up all the water, the other animals must think of a way to make him give it up.
THE BUNYANS / Audrey Wood; David Shannon, ill.
New York: The Blue Sky Press, 1996. $15.95.
Paul Bunyan, his wife, and their children do some ordinary things which result in the formation of many of our national monuments.
COMING TO AMERICA: THE STORY OF IMMIGRATION / Betsy Maestro; Susannah Ryan, ill.
New York: Scholastic, 1996. $15.95.
This book explores the evolving history of immigration to the United States.
COYOTE AND THE FIRE STICK: A PACIFIC NORTHWEST INDIAN TALE / Barbara Diamond Goldin; Will Hillenbrand, ill.
San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1996. $15.00.
A retelling of the tale which explains how coyote brought fire to the people.
DON'T LAUGH, JOE! / Keiko Kasza.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1997. $15.95.
Mother Possum is in despair because her son cannot learn to play dead without laughing.
FANNY'S DREAM / Caralyn Buehner; Mark Buehner, ill.
New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Fanny is a sturdy farm girl who dreams of marrying a prince, but when her fairy godmother doesn't show up, she decides to marry a local farmer instead.
FARMER'S MARKET / Paul Brett Johnson.
New York: Orchard Books, 1997. $15.95.
On Saturdays in the summer, Laura goes with her family to help sell their produce at the farmer's market and spends a little time with her friend.
THE GREAT FROG RACE AND OTHER POEMS / Kristine O'Connell George; Kate Kiesler, ill.
New York: Clarion Books, 1997. $14.95.
A collection of poems about frogs and dragonflies and other aspects of indoor and outdoor life.
JIGSAW JACKSON / David F. Birchman; Daniel San Souci, ill.
New York: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1996. $16.00.
J. Jupiter Jackson, a potato farmer, discovers he is a genius at jigsaw puzzles, and so one winter he leaves the farm to seek fame and fortune.
THE LEAF MEN AND THE BRAVE GOOD BUGS / William Joyce.
New York: HarperCollins, 1996. $15.95.
The brave good bugs march off to save the garden but become involved in a perilous situation. They summon the Leaf Men to save the day.
LILY'S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE / Kevin Henkes.
New York: Greenwillow, 1996. $15.00.
Lily loves everything about school, especially her new teacher, but when he asks her to wait a while before showing her new purse, she does something for which she is very sorry for later.
MR. CAREY'S GARDEN / Jane Cutler; G. Brian Karas, ill.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996. $14.95.
All of his neighbors have suggestions for how to get rid of the snails in his garden, but Mr. Carey isn't interested.
NINE FOR CALIFORNIA / Sonia Levitin; Cat Bowman Smith, ill.
Orchard, 1996. $15.95.
Amanda travels by stagecoach with her four siblings and her mother from Missouri to California to join her father.
NUGGET & DARLING / Barbara M. Josse; Sue Truesdell, ill.
Clarion, 1997. $14.95.
Nell has to deal with her dog Nugget's reaction when a kitten appears on the scene.
THE SEVEN SILLY EATERS / Mary Ann Hoberman; Maria Frazee, ill.
Harcourt Brace, 1997. $15.00.
Seven fussy eaters find a way to surprise their mother.
TOMORROW'S ALPHABET / George Shannon; Donald Crews, ill.
Greenwillo, 1996. $16.00.
A unique alphabet book that can be used for prediction and many other activities.
VERDI / Janelle Cannon.
Harcourt Brace, 1997. $16.00.
A young python does not want to grow slow and boring like the older snakes in the tropical jungle where he lives.
THE WAGON / Tony Johnston; James E. Ransome, ill.
Tambourine Books, 1996.
A young boy is sustained by his family as he endures the difficulties of being a slave.
WILMA UNLIMITED: HOW WILMA RUDOLPH BECAME THE WORLD'S FASTEST WOMAN / Kathleen Krull; David Diaz, ill.
Harcourt Brace, 1996. $16.00.
A biography of the African American woman who overcame polio as a child to become the first woman to win three gold medals in track in a single Olympics.

4-8

BILL PICKET: RODEO-RIDIN' COWBOY / Andrea Pinkney; Brian Pinkney, ill.
Gulliver Books, 1996. $16.00.
Describes the life and accomplishments of the son of a former slave whose unusual bulldogging style made him a rodeo star.
THE BONE DETECTIVES: HOW FORENSIC ANTHROPOLOGISTS SOLVE CRIMES AND UNCOVER MYSTERIES OF THE DEAD / Donna M. Jackson; Charlie Fellenbaum, photographer.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1996. $16.95.
Explores the world of forensic anthropology and its application in solving crimes.
THE CUCKOO'S CHILD / Suzanne Freeman.
Greenwillow, 1996. $15.00.
Mia refuses to believe that her parents are not coming back after they are reported lost at sea.
FRINDLE / Andrew Clements.
Simon & Schuster, 1996. $15.00.
When he decides to turn his fifth grade teacher's love of the dictionary around on her, clever Nick Allen invents a new word and begins a chain of events that quickly moves beyond his control.
GOLEM / David Wisniewski.
Clarion Books, 1996. $15.95.
A saintly rabbi miraculously brings to life a clay giant who helps him watch over the Jews of 16th century Prague.
I AM THE MUMMY HEB-NEFERT / Eve Bunting; David Christiana, ill.
Harcourt Brace, 1997.
A mummy recalls her past life in ancient Egypt as the beautiful wife of the pharaoh's brother.
JIP: HIS STORY / Katherine Paterson.
Lodestar Books, 1996. $15.99.
While living on a Vermont poor farm during 1885 and 1886, Jip learns his identity and that of his mother and comes to understand how he arrived at this place.
LOVE LETTERS / Arnold Adoff; Lisa Desimini, ill.
The Blue Sky Press, 1997. $15.95.
A collection of 20 poems written by numerous voices to the objects of their affection or aversion.
MINTY: A STORY OF YOUNG HARRIET TUBMAN / Alan Schoeder; Jerry Pinkney, ill.
Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996.
A fictional account of Harriet Tubman's childhood as a slave on the Brodas Plantation in the 1820s.
THE MOORCHILD / Eloise McGraw.
Margaret McElderry Books, 1996. $16.00.
Feeling that she is neither fully human nor "folk," a changeling learns her true identity and attempts to find the human child whose place she had been given.
NIM AND THE WAR EFFORT / Milly Lee; Yangsook Choi, ill.
Frances Foster Books, 1997. $16.00.
In order to help the war effort in 1943, Nim, a Chinese-American competes with a schoolmate to win a paper drive contest.
OUT OF DARKNESS: THE STORY OF LOIS BRAILLE / Russell Freedman.
Clarion, 1997. $15.95.
A biography of the 19th century Frenchman who, having been blinded at the age of three, went on to develop a system of raised dots on paper that enabled blind people to read and write.
PASSAGER: THE YOUNG MERLIN TRILOGY: BOOK ONE / Jane Yolen.
Harcourt Brace, 1996. $15.00.
A foundling discovers his identity through the help of the falconer who adopts him.
THE TALE OF ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES: A STORY FR0M THE ARABIAN NIGHTS / Eric A. Kimmel; Will Hillenbrand, ill.
Holiday House, 1996. $15.95.
A poor woodcutter discovers the hidden treasures of a band of robbers, survives great danger, and brings riches to his whole family.
THE THIEF / Megan Whalen Turner.
Greenwillow, 1996. $15.00.
Gen flaunts his ingenuity as a thief and relishes the adventure which takes him to a remote temple of the gods where he will attempt to steal a precious stone.
THE UNBREAKABLE CODE / Sara Hoagland Hunter; Julia Miner, ill.
Northland Publishing, 1996.
Because John is afraid to leave the Navajo Reservation, his grandfather explains to him how the Navajo language, faith, and ingenuity helped with WWII.
THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY / E. L. Konigsburg.
Atheneum, 1996. $16.00.
Four students, with their own individual stories, develop a special bond and attract the attention of their teacher, a paraplegic, who chooses them to represent their sixth-grade class in the Academic Bowl competititon.
THE WAR IN GEORGIA / Jerrie Oughton.
Houghton MIfflin, 1997. $14.95.
Living in Georgia during WWII, thirteen-year-old Shanta sometimes feels that her family and neighborhood are more hopeless battlefields than those in foreign lands.
A YOUNG PATRIOT: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AS EXPERIENCED BY ONE BOY / Jim Murphy.
Clarion, 1996. $15.95.
Joseph Plumb Martin, a fifteen-year-old Connecticut farm boy, tells about his life in the army from 116 to 1783.

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