Kentucky Bluegrass Award2006

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

62 obres 124,493 Llibres 5,088 Ressenyes ½ 4.0
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 4

Nominee 62

The Report Card de Andrew ClementsGrades 3-52006
Some Friend de Marie BradbyGrades 3-52006
Heartbeat de Sharon CreechGrades 3-52006
The City of Ember de Jeanne DuPrauGrades 3-52006
The Several Lives of Orphan Jack de Sarah EllisGrades 3-52006
Snowed In With Grandmother Silk de Carol FennerGrades 3-52006
The House on the Gulf de Margaret Peterson HaddixGrades 3-52006
Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World de Katherine HanniganGrades 3-52006
Lucy Rose: Here's the Thing about Me de Katy KellyGrades 3-52006
Taking Care of Moses de Barbara O'ConnorGrades 3-52006
The Little Gentleman de Philippa PearceGrades 3-52006
Yankee Girl de Mary Ann RodmanGrades 3-52006
Donuthead de Sue StauffacherGrades 3-52006
Buttermilk Hill de Ruth WhiteGrades 3-52006
Christopher Mouse: The Tale of a Small Traveler de William WiseGrades 3-52006
So B. It de Sarah WeeksGrades 6-82006
Gotta Get Some Bish Bash Bosh de M. E. AllenGrades 6-82006
Al Capone Does My Shirts de Gennifer CholdenkoGrades 6-82006
Me and Billy de James Lincoln CollierGrades 6-82006
Family Reunion de Caroline B. CooneyGrades 6-82006
Bucking the Sarge de Christopher Paul CurtisGrades 6-82006
El cavaller del drac de Cornelia FunkeGrades 6-82006
Walt Whitman: Words for America de Barbara KerleyGrades 6-82006
Travel Team de Mike LupicaGrades 6-82006
Sonny's House of Spies de George Ella LyonGrades 6-82006
Here Today de Ann M. MartinGrades 6-82006
Bound de Donna Jo NapoliGrades 6-82006
Molly McGinty Has a Really Good Day de Gary PaulsenGrades 6-82006
The Teacher's Funeral: A Comedy in Three Parts de Richard PeckGrades 6-82006
The Young Man And The Sea de Rodman PhilbrickGrades 6-82006
The Schwa was Here de Neal ShustermanGrades 6-82006
Looking for Alaska de John GreenGrades 9-122006
Prom de Laurie Halse AndersonGrades 9-122006
Honey, Baby, Sweetheart de Deb CalettiGrades 9-122006
Last Shot de John FeinsteinGrades 9-122006
Nothing to Lose de Alex FlinnGrades 9-122006
Playing in Traffic de Gail GilesGrades 9-122006
Godless de Pete HautmanGrades 9-122006
Saving Francesca de Melina MarchettaGrades 9-122006
The Hedge Knight de George R. R. MartinGrades 9-122006
The Hedge Knight - Second Edition [Graphic Novel] de George R. R. MartinGrades 9-122006
Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales de Deborah NoyesGrades 9-122006
My Sister's Keeper de Jodi PicoultGrades 9-122006
Can't Get There from Here de Todd StrasserGrades 9-122006
Inside Out de Terry TruemanGrades 9-122006
Double Helix de Nancy WerlinGrades 9-122006
Jo sóc el missatger de Markus ZusakGrades 9-122006
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale de Mo WillemsGrades K-22006
Mister Seahorse de Eric CarleGrades K-22006
Duck for President de Doreen CroninGrades K-22006
Sidewalk Circus de Paul FleischmanGrades K-22006
Kitten's First Full Moon de Kevin HenkesGrades K-22006
Actual Size de Steve JenkinsGrades K-22006
Finklehopper Frog de Irene LivingstonGrades K-22006
I Wanna Iguana de Karen Kaufman OrloffGrades K-22006
The Firekeeper's Son de Linda Sue ParkGrades K-22006
If Not for the Cat de Jack PrelutskyGrades K-22006
Crazy Hair Day de Barney SaltzbergGrades K-22006
Wild About Books de Judy SierraGrades K-22006
Drat That Fat Cat! de Pat ThomsonGrades K-22006
Falling for Rapunzel de Leah WilcoxGrades K-22006
Bear Snores On de Karma WilsonGrades K-22006


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