Kentucky Bluegrass Award2016

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

40 Works 31,510 Books 2,141 Reviews 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) 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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Stages:
Todos, Winner (129), Nominee (1,981)
Categorias:
Todos, 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)
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Todos, 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 40

ObraCategoriaAno
Duke de Kirby LarsonGrades 3-52016
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists de Chris DuffyGrades 3-52016
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy de Karen FoxleeGrades 3-52016
Ice Whale de Jean Craighead GeorgeGrades 3-52016
The Fourteenth Goldfish de Jennifer L. HolmGrades 3-52016
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World de Steve JenkinsGrades 3-52016
A Snicker of Magic de Natalie LloydGrades 3-52016
Rain Reign de Ann M. MartinGrades 3-52016
The Boundless de Kenneth OppelGrades 3-52016
Nuts to You de Lynne Rae PerkinsGrades 3-52016
The Crossover de Kwame AlexanderGrades 6-82016
I Kill the Mockingbird de Paul AcamporaGrades 6-82016
The Night Gardener de Jonathan AuxierGrades 6-82016
The Iron Trial de Holly BlackGrades 6-82016
Skink--No Surrender de Carl HiaasenGrades 6-82016
The Secret Hum of a Daisy de Tracy HolczerGrades 6-82016
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii de Vicky Alvear ShecterGrades 6-82016
Unfriended de Rachel VailGrades 6-82016
Wildflower de Alecia WhitakerGrades 6-82016
Brown Girl Dreaming de Jacqueline WoodsonGrades 6-82016
Faking Normal de Courtney C. StevensGrades 9-122016
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi de Neal BascombGrades 9-122016
I'll Meet You There de Heather DemetriosGrades 9-122016
Inhuman de Kat FallsGrades 9-122016
The Walk On de John FeinsteinGrades 9-122016
Complicit de Stephanie KuehnGrades 9-122016
Above de Isla MorleyGrades 9-122016
The Winner's Curse de Marie RutkoskiGrades 9-122016
The Geography of You and Me de Jennifer E. SmithGrades 9-122016
The Scar Boys de Len VlahosGrades 9-122016
The Monkey Goes Bananas de C. P. BloomGrades K-22016
Flashlight de Lizi BoydGrades K-22016
This book just ate my dog! de Richard ByrneGrades K-22016
Dear Mr. Washington de Lynn CullenGrades K-22016
Last Stop on Market Street de Matt de la PeñaGrades K-22016
Gaston de Kelly DiPucchioGrades K-22016
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do de Steve JenkinsGrades K-22016
I Pledge Allegiance de Pat MoraGrades K-22016
Noodle Magic de Roseanne Greenfield ThongGrades K-22016
Mama Built a Little Nest de Jennifer WardGrades K-22016

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