Kentucky Bluegrass Award

An annual award for the Best Book as chosen by the students of Kentucky.

2012
K-2: Chalk (Marshall Cavendish) by Bill Thomson.
Y PZ7.T37383 Ch 2010
3-5: Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (Harper) by Lincoln Peirce.
Y PZ7.P361 Bi 2010
6-8: A Tale Dark and Grimm (Dutton) by Adam Gidwitz
Y PZ8.G36 Tal 2010
9-12: Room (Little Brown) by Emma Donoghue.

2011
K-2: Rhyming Dust Bunnies (Atheneum) by Jan Thomas.
Y PZ7.T36694 Rhy 2009x
3-5: Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle (Little Brown Books for Young Readers)
by Major Brian Dennis, Kirby Larson, and Mary Nethery.
6-8: Million-Dollar Throw (Philomel Books) by Mike Lupica.
9-12: Maze Runner (Delecorte) by James Dashner.
Y PZ7.D2587 Maz 2009

2010
K-2: Peter Spit a Seed at Sue (Houghton Mifflin) by Jackie French Koller; Johan Manders,
illustrator.
Y PZ8.3.K834 Pet 2008
3-5: Swindle (Scholastic) by Gordon Korman.
Y PZ7.K8369 Sw 2008
6-8: The Graveyard Book (HarperCollins) by Neil Gaiman.
Y PZ7.G1273 Gr 2008
9-12: The Hunger Games (Scholastic) by Suzanne Collins
Y PZ7.C6837 Hun 2008

2009
K-2: Dogku (Simon & Schuster) by Andrew Clements; Tim Bowers, ill.
Y PS3553.L3957 D64 2007
3-5: Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Abrams) by Jeff Kinney
Y PZ7.K6232 Dia 2007
6-8: Call Me Hope (Little, Brown) by Gretchen Olson
9-12: Thirteen Reasons Why (Razorbill) by Jay Asher

2008
K-2: Good Boy, Fergus (Scholastic) by David Shannon
Y PZ7.S52865 Goo 2006
3-5: The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic) by Brian Selznick
Y PZ7.S4654 Inv 2007
6-8: Rules (Scholastic) by Cynthia Lord
Y PZ7.L87734 Rul 2006
9-12: Impulse (Margaret K. McElderry) by Ellen Hopkins

2007
K-2: I Ain't Gonna Paint No More (Harcourt) by Karen Beaumont
Y PZ8.3.B3845 Ia 2005
3-5: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (Candlewick) by Kate DiCamillo
Y PZ7.D5455 Mi 2006
6-8: Avalon High (HarperCollins) by Meg Cabot
9-12: Twilight (Little, Brown) by Stephenie Meyer
PZ7.M5717515 Tw 2005

2006
K-2: Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale (Hyperion) by Mo Willems
Y PZ7.W65535 Knu 2004
3-5: The Report Card (Simon & Schuster) by Andrew Clements
6-8: So B. It (HarperCollins) by Sarah Weeks
Y PZ7.W42235 So 2004
9-12: Looking for Alaska (Penguin) by John Green

2005
K-2: Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus (Hyperion) by Mo Willems
Y PZ7.W65535 Do 2003x
3-5: The Tale of Despereaux (Candlewick) by Kate DiCamillo
Y PZ8.D525 Tal 2003
6-8: Surviving the Applewhites (HarperCollins) by Stephanie S. Tolan
Y PZ7.T5735 Su 2002
9-12: Son of the Mob (Hyperion) by Gordon Korman
Y PZ7.K8369 Sr 2002

2004
K-2: Hungry Hen (HarperCollins) by Richard Waring; Caroline Jayne Church, illustrator
3-5: Scranimals (Greenwillow) by Jack Prelutsky; Peter Sis, illustrator
6-8: A Corner of the Universe (Scholastic) by Ann M. Martin
Y PZ7.M3567585 Cq 2002
9-12: The Lovely Bones: A Novel (Little Brown) by Alice Sebold

2003
K-2: Hoodwinked (Harcourt) by Arthur Howard
3-5: Albert (Harcourt) by Donna Jo Napoli
6-8: Knocked Out by Nunga- Nungas: Further, Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson (Harper Collins) by Louise Rennison
9-12: The Brimstone Journals (Candlewick) by Ron Koertge

2002
K-2: One Lucky Girl (Dorling Kindersley) by George Ella Lyon; Irene Trivas, illustrator
Y PZ7.L9954 On 2000
3-5: So You Want to be President? (Philomel) by Judith St. George; David Small, illustrator
Y E176.1 .S699 2000
6-8: Stuck in Neutral (HarperCollins) by Terry Trueman
Y PZ7.T7813 St 2001x
9-12: Monster (HarperCollins) by Walter Dean Myers
Y PZ7.M992 Mon 1999

2001
K-2: Don't Need Friends (Doubleday) by Carolyn Crimi; Lynn Munsinger, illustrator
3-5: The Babe and I (Gulliver) by David A. Adler; Terry Widener, illustrator
6-8: Secrets of the Mummies (Hyperion) by Shelley Tankaka; Greg Ruhl, illustrator
9-12: Speak (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) by Laurie Halse Anderson
Y PZ7.A54385 Sp 1999

2000
K-3: Hooway for Wodney Wat (Houghton Mifflin) by Helen Lester; Lynn Munsinger, illustrator
Y PZ7.L56285 Ho 1999
4-8: Smoky Mountain Rose (Dial) by Alan Schroeder; Brad Sneed, illustrator
Y PZ8.S3125 Sm 1997

1999
K-3: A Perfect Pork Stew (Orchard) by Paul B. Johnson
4-8: Christopher Changes His Name (Firefly) by Itah Sadu; Roy Condy, illustrator
Y PZ7.S128 Ch 1998x

1998
K-3: Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse (Greenwillow) by Kevin Henkes
Y PZ7.H389 Li 1996
4-8: Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (Dial) by Alan Schroeder; Jerry Pinkney, illustrator
Y E444.T82 S37 1996

1997
K-3: Officer Buckle and Gloria (Putnam) by Peggy Rathmann
Y PZ7.R1936 Of 1995
4-8: Piggie Pie! (Clarion) by Margie Palatini; Howard Fine, illustrator
Y PZ7.P1755 Pi 1995

1996
K-3: Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm (Mulberry) by Jerdine Nolan; Mark Buehner, illustrator
Y PZ7.H23125 Har 1994
4-8: The Christmas of the Reddle Moon (Dial) by J. Patrick Lewis; Gary Kelley, illustrator
Y PZ7.L5866 Ch 1994

1995
K-3: The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down (Orchard) by Paul B. Johnson
Y PZ7.J6354 Co 1993
4-8: The Hero of Bremen (Holiday House) retold by Margaret Hodges; Charles Mikolaycak, illustrator
Y PZ8.1.H69 He 1993

1994
K-3: Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! (Puffin) by David McPhail
Y PZ8.3.M4615 Pi 1993
4-8: Bob and Jack: A Boy and His Yak (Bantam) by Jeff Moss; Chris Demarest, illustrator
Y PZ8.3.M846 Bo 1992

1993
K-3: Tuesday (Clarion) by David Wiesner
Y PZ7.W6367 Tu 1991
4-8: Brother Eagle, Sister Sky (Dial) illustrated by Susan Jeffers
Y E98.L3 S39 1991

1992
K-3: Basket (Orchard) by George Ella Lyon; Mary Szilagyi, illustrator
Y PZ7.L9954 Bas 1990
4-8: Something Big Has Been Here (Greenwillow) by Jack Prelutsky; James Stevenson, illustrator
Y PS3566.R36 S66 1990

1991
K-3: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Simon & Schuster) by Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault; Lois Ehlert, illustrator
Y PZ8.3.M418 Ch 2000x
4-8: The Butterfly Jar (Bantam) by Jeff Moss; Chris Demarest, illustrator
Y PS3563.O88458 B88 1989

1990
K-3: The Lady With the Alligator Purse (Little, Brown) illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott
Y PZ8.3.W4998 Lad 1988
4-8: The Stranger (Houghton Mifflin) by Chris Van Allsburg
Y PZ7.V266 St 1986

1989
K-3: The Wolf's Chicken Stew (Putnam) by Keiko Kasza
Y PZ7.K15645 Wo 1987
4-8: Class Clown (Morrow) by Johanna Hurwitz
Y PZ7.H9574 Cl 1987

1988
K-3: Hey Al! (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux) by Arthur Yorinks; Richard Egielski, illustrator
Y PZ7.Y819 He 1986
4-8: Who Needs a Bratty Brother (Lodestar) by Linda Gondosch; Helen Cogancherry, illustrator
Y PZ7.G587 Wh 1985

1987
Polar Express (Houghton Mifflin) by Chris Van Allsburg
Y PZ7.V266 Po 1985

1986
Badger's Parting Gifts (Lothrop) by Susan Varley
Y PZ7.V4425 Bad 1984

1985
Angelina Ballerina (Crown) by Katherine Holabird; Helen Craig, illustrator
Y PZ7.H689 An 1984

1984
Move Over Twerp (Dial) by Martha Alexander

1983
Jumanji (Houghton Mifflin) by Chris Van Allsburg
Y PZ7.V266 Ju

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