Kentucky Bluegrass Award2022

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

50 obres 25,565 Llibres 882 Ressenyes 4.2
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 5

Nominee 50

Stepping Stones de Lucy KnisleyGrades 3-52022
The Fabled Life of Aesop: The extraordinary journey and collected tales of the world’s greatest storyteller de Ian LendlerGrades 3-52022
Over the Moon de Natalie LloydGrades 3-52022
Insect Superpowers: 18 Real Bugs that Smash, Zap, Hypnotize, Sting, and Devour! de Kate MessnerGrades 3-52022
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane de Kate O'shaughnessyGrades 3-52022
Things Seen from Above de Shelley PearsallGrades 3-52022
Mañanaland de Pam Muñoz RyanGrades 3-52022
Roll with It de Jamie SumnerGrades 3-52022
Ways to Make Sunshine de Renée WatsonGrades 3-52022
Fins: A Sharks Incorporated Novel de Randy Wayne WhiteGrades 3-52022
When Stars Are Scattered de Victoria JamiesonGrades 6-82022
Out to Get You: 13 Tales of Weirdness and Woe de Josh AllenGrades 6-82022
The Inheritance Games de Jennifer Lynn BarnesGrades 6-82022
The Blackbird Girls de Anne BlankmanGrades 6-82022
Maybe He Just Likes You de Barbara DeeGrades 6-82022
Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation de Stuart GibbsGrades 6-82022
Wink de Rob HarrellGrades 6-82022
Skyhunter de Marie LuGrades 6-82022
Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky de Kwame MbaliaGrades 6-82022
Genesis Begins Again de Alicia D. WilliamsGrades 6-82022
A Good Girl's Guide to Murder de Holly JacksonGrades 9-122022
Legendborn de Tracy DeonnGrades 9-122022
Golden Arm de Carl DeukerGrades 9-122022
Raybearer de Jordan IfuekoGrades 9-122022
Grown de Tiffany D. JacksonGrades 9-122022
What I Carry de Jennifer LongoGrades 9-122022
How to Build a Heart de Maria PadianGrades 9-122022
Meet Me at Midnight de Jessica PenningtonGrades 9-122022
Hard Wired de Len VlahosGrades 9-122022
Punching the Air de Ibi ZoboiGrades 9-122022
Honey, the Dog Who Saved Abe Lincoln de Shari SwansonGrades K-22022
My Bed: Enchanting Ways to Fall Asleep Around the World de Rebecca BondGrades K-22022
In the Woods de David ElliottGrades K-22022
Cubs in the Tub: The True Story of the Bronx Zoo's First Woman Zookeeper de Candace FlemingGrades K-22022
Federico and the Wolf de Rebecca J. GomezGrades K-22022
Eyes That Kiss in the Corners de Joanna HoGrades K-22022
Lift de Minh LêGrades K-22022
On Account of the Gum de Adam RexGrades K-22022
Skulls! de Blair ThornburghGrades K-22022
Nana Akua Goes to School de Tricia Elam WalkerGrades K-22022
Find Fergus de Mike BoldtPreschool2022
A Polar Bear in the Snow de Mac BarnettPreschool2022
Heads and Tails: Insects de John CantyPreschool2022
Swashby and the Sea de Beth FerryPreschool2022
Bear Is Awake!: An Alphabet Story de Hannah E. HarrisonPreschool2022
Lubna and Pebble de Wendy MeddourPreschool2022
Saturday de Oge MoraPreschool2022
Sulwe de Lupita Nyong'oPreschool2022
Don't Feed the Coos! de Jonathan StutzmanPreschool2022
Green on Green de Dianne WhitePreschool2022


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