Kentucky Bluegrass Award1983

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

39 obres 56,446 Llibres 1,104 Ressenyes 4.1
How does the Kentucky Bluegrass Award program work?

Each year, a KBA committee for each grade band chooses the books for each of the five voting Nominee Lists (Preschool, K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12) mostra'n més in a year-long process. These committees are made up of volunteers and include school librarians, public librarians, and classroom teachers from across the state. Students should read books from a Nominee List before voting for their favorite title on that list. The specific voting process is determined at the individual school/library level. All the ballots are counted by an on-site coordinator (usually a teacher or librarian) and the results are transferred to an online tally sheet made available on the KASL website in March of the contest year. Votes are counted after the cutoff date (April 1st) and a winner is declared for each level during the first week of April.

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award is a program designed to encourage students to read widely from lists of current, well-reviewed literature that reflects a variety of experiences and points of view. Students are not restricted in their reading in any way in the KBA program. Schools, libraries, parents, and community organizations participating in the KBA should select books from these lists for inclusion in collections and programs that they feel are appropriate for the needs and interests of their patrons or students. These groups may provide some or all of the titles and develop local initiatives to promote the Kentucky Bluegrass Award.

Books on the Nominee Lists can be purchased as a set from several vendors or individually from bookstores, catalogs, and online sources. All titles on a current year's Nominee List have been published within the last 3 years.

Who can participate?

Students from Preschool - 12th grade can read and rate the books on the Nominee Lists.

Each Nominee List has a grade level recommendation, but students may read/vote from multiple Nominee Lists. If a student has read two books from a list, they are eligible to vote.​​

​Adults can nominate books for inclusion on the Nominee Lists, serve on KBA Committees, and encourage participation by students.​

Schools, libraries, bookstores, literacy groups, and individuals can help promote the program and help students participate in this program.

When does KBA take place?

Students can begin reading as soon as the Nominee Lists are released and submit ballots throughout the year.

​Some schools and districts incorporate KBA books into Summer Reading promotions.

All tallied votes must be submitted by April 1 of each year. Winners are announced in April.

Books for upcoming Nominee Lists can be nominated by adults through the KASL website.

New Nominee Lists are finalized in mid-February of each year.

In September, one of the winning authors is invited to come to Kentucky and speak at the KLA/KASL Joint Conference.

Why participate in KBA?

The Kentucky Bluegrass Award program promotes student reading and critical thinking.

It offers students a chance to give feedback and express their thoughts and opinions.

The KBA program is designed to provide a wide range of new reading materials to students and it should be implemented in a way that is simple and fun for students, parents, and schools.

By all means, feel free to make this program broadly inclusive!
mostra'n menys
Tots, Winner (129), Nominee (1,981)
Tots, Grades 3-5 (332), Grades 3-8 (39), Grades 4-8 (342), Grades 6-8 (303), Grades 9-12 (276), Grades K-2 (273), Grades K-3 (351), Preschool (70)
Tots, 2024 (50), 2023 (50), 2022 (50), 2021 (50), 2020 (50), 2019 (50), 2018 (50), 2017 (40), 2016 (40), 2015 (40), 2014 (40), 2013 (40), 2012 (40), 2011 (41), 2010 (52), 2009 (54), 2008 (60), 2007 (60), 2006 (62), 2005 (61), 2004 (82), 2003 (67), 2002 (74), 2001 (64), 2000 (43), 1999 (48), 1998 (38), 1997 (44), 1996 (32), 1995 (49), 1994 (27), 1993 (37), 1992 (35), 1991 (34), 1990 (44), 1989 (50), 1988 (46), 1987 (40), 1986 (38), 1985 (36), 1984 (39), 1983 (39)

Winner 1

Nominee 39

Jumanji de Chris Van AllsburgGrades 4-81983
Arabel and Mortimer: Books 4-6 de Joan AikenGrades 4-81983
A Place Called Ugly de AviGrades 4-81983
Where the Deer and the Cantaloupe Play [First Edition] de T. Ernesto BethancourtGrades 4-81983
A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-32 de Joan W. BlosGrades 4-81983
Tiger Eyes de Judy BlumeGrades 4-81983
The Cybil War de Betsy ByarsGrades 4-81983
Ramona Quimby, Age 8 de Beverly ClearyGrades 4-81983
There's a Bat in Bunk Five de Paula DanzigerGrades 4-81983
The Face at the Window de Wolfgang EckeGrades 4-81983
Traitor: The Case of Benedict Arnold de Jean FritzGrades 4-81983
Your Old Pal, Al de Constance C. GreeneGrades 4-81983
Treehorn's Treasure de Florence Parry HeideGrades 4-81983
Does This School Have Capital Punishment? de Nat HentoffGrades 4-81983
How It Feels When a Parent Dies de Jill KrementzGrades 4-81983
A Ring of Endless Light de Madeleine L'EngleGrades 4-81983
Anastasia Again! de Lois LowryGrades 4-81983
Unbuilding de David MacaulayGrades 4-81983
The Trouble With Thirteen de Betty MilesGrades 4-81983
Jacob Have I Loved de Katherine PatersonGrades 4-81983
Soup on Wheels de Robert Newton PeckGrades 4-81983
Cute is a Four Letter Word de Stella PevsnerGrades 4-81983
What Do You Do When Your Mouth Won't Open? de Susan Beth PfefferGrades 4-81983
The Kids’ Book Of Divorce: By, For and About Kids de Eric E. RofesGrades 4-81983
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark de Alvin SchwartzGrades 4-81983
A Light in the Attic: Poems and Drawings de Shel SilversteinGrades 4-81983
Help There's a Cat Washing in Here de Alison SmithGrades 4-81983
The Sick of Being Sick Book de Jovial Bob StineGrades 4-81983
If I Were in Charge of the World and Other Worries: Poems for Children and their Parents de Judith ViorstGrades 4-81983
The Stupids Die de Harry G. AllardGrades K-31983
The Friendly Beasts: An Old English Christmas Carol de Tomie dePaolaGrades K-31983
Ox-Cart Man de Donald HallGrades K-31983
Yellow Butter, Purple Jelly, Red Jam, Black Bread: Poems de Mary Ann HobermanGrades K-31983
Fables de Arnold LobelGrades K-31983
George and Martha Tons of Fun de James MarshallGrades K-31983
Amelia Bedilia and the Baby de Peggy ParishGrades K-31983
Fleet-Footed Florence de Marilyn SachsGrades K-31983
Gila Monsters Meet You at the Airport de Marjorie Weinman SharmatGrades K-31983
A Visit to William Blake's Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers de Nancy WillardGrades K-31983


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