Kentucky Bluegrass Award1989

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

50 Works 69,300 Livros 1,772 Críticas ½ 3.9
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) mostrar mais 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!
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Class Clown por Johanna HurwitzGrades 4-81989
Lackawanna: A Novel por Chester AaronGrades 4-81989
Dido and Pa por Joan AikenGrades 4-81989
On My Honor por Marion Dane BauerGrades 4-81989
Dr. Dredd's Wagon of Wonders por Bill BrittainGrades 4-81989
A Blossom Promise por Betsy ByarsGrades 4-81989
The man who sang in the dark (Republished as: Leah's Song) por Eth CliffordGrades 4-81989
Prairie Songs por Pam ConradGrades 4-81989
Remarkable Children: Twenty Who Made History por Dennis B. FradinGrades 4-81989
Lincoln: A Photobiography por Russell FreedmanGrades 4-81989
Hello, My Name Is Scrambled Eggs (Minstrel Book) por Jamie GilsonGrades 4-81989
Steamboat in a Cornfield por John HartfordGrades 4-81989
Nighty-Nightmare (Bunnicula) por James HoweGrades 4-81989
Susanna of the Alamo: A True Story por John JakesGrades 4-81989
How to Think Like a Scientist: Answering Questions by the Scientific Method por Stephen P. KramerGrades 4-81989
Rabble Starkey por Lois LowryGrades 4-81989
After the Rain por Norma Fox MazerGrades 4-81989
The 25 Cent Miracle por Theresa NelsonGrades 4-81989
The Kid in the Red Jacket por Barbara ParkGrades 4-81989
Hatchet por Gary PaulsenGrades 4-81989
Vinegar Pancakes and Vanishing Cream por Bonnie PryorGrades 4-81989
The Gold Cadillac por Mildred D. TaylorGrades 4-81989
Sons from Afar por Cynthia VoigtGrades 4-81989
The Castle in the Attic por Elizabeth WinthropGrades 4-81989
A Ghost in the Window por Betty Ren WrightGrades 4-81989
The Wolf's Chicken Stew por Keiko KaszaGrades K-31989
No Jumping on the Bed! por Tedd ArnoldGrades K-31989
I'm in Charge of Celebrations por Byrd BaylorGrades K-31989
Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families por Laurene Krasny BrownGrades K-31989
Ghost's Hour, Spook's Hour por Eve BuntingGrades K-31989
The Josefina Story Quilt por Eleanor CoerrGrades K-31989
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth por Joanna ColeGrades K-31989
The Amazing Voyage of Jackie Grace por Matt FaulknerGrades K-31989
The Mountains of Tibet por Mordicai GersteinGrades K-31989
Fang por Barbara Shook HazenGrades K-31989
In Coal Country por Judith HendershotGrades K-31989
I Wish I Were a Butterfly por James HoweGrades K-31989
Red Riding Hood por James MarshallGrades K-31989
The New House por Joyce MaynardGrades K-31989
Halloween ABC por Eve MerriamGrades K-31989
My Grandmother's Cookie Jar por Montzalee MillerGrades K-31989
Merry Christmas, Amelia Bedelia por Peggy ParishGrades K-31989
Henry and Mudge: The First Book por Cynthia RylantGrades K-31989
Harry Kitten and Tucker Mouse por George SeldenGrades K-31989
Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale por John SteptoeGrades K-31989
Snuggle Piggy and the Magic Blanket por Michele SteptoGrades K-31989
When I Was Nine por James StevensonGrades K-31989
Heckedy Peg por Audrey WoodGrades K-31989
Bugs por Joan Richards WrightGrades K-31989
Owl Moon por Jane YolenGrades K-31989


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