Kentucky Bluegrass Award

Given by Kentucky Association of School Librarians (KASL)

186 Works / 187 Items 515,256 Books 26,736 Reviews 4.0
All, Winner (96), Shortlist (1), Nominee (90)
All, Grades 3-5 (36), Grades 4-8 (13), Grades 6-8 (35), Grades 9-12 (35), Grades K-2 (36), Grades K-3 (13), Pre-K (1), Preschool (11), No Category (7)
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August 25: Nominee2024 Recent

Winner 96

Allergic by Megan Wagner LloydGrades 3-52023
Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker RhodesGrades 6-82023
I Must Betray You by Ruta SepetysGrades 9-122023
Chez Bob by Bob SheaGrades K-22023
Sheepish (Wolf Under Cover) by Helen YoonPre-K2023
Giants Beware! by Jorge AguirreGrades 3-52015
Steelheart by Brandon SandersonGrades 6-82015
Boy Nobody by Allen ZadoffGrades 9-122015
Trouper by Meg KearneyGrades K-22015
Wonder by R. J. PalacioGrades 3-52014
The Ghost of Graylock by Dan PoblockiGrades 6-82014
I Hunt Killers by Barry LygaGrades 9-122014
This Is Not My Hat by Jon KlassenGrades K-22014
Smile by Raina TelgemeierGrades 3-52013
Legend by Marie LuGrades 6-82013
Divergent by Veronica RothGrades 9-122013
Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes by Eric LitwinGrades K-22013
Big Nate: In a Class by Himself by Lincoln PeirceGrades 3-52012
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam GidwitzGrades 6-82012
Room by Emma DonoghueGrades 9-122012
Chalk by Bill ThomsonGrades K-22012
Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine & a Miracle by Brian DennisGrades 3-52011
Million-Dollar Throw by Mike LupicaGrades 6-82011
The Maze Runner by James DashnerGrades 9-122011
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan ThomasGrades K-22011
Swindle by Gordon KormanGrades 3-52010
The Graveyard Book by Neil GaimanGrades 6-82010
The Hunger Games by Suzanne CollinsGrades 9-122010
Peter Spit a Seed at Sue by Jackie French KollerGrades K-22010
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff KinneyGrades 3-52009
Call Me Hope by Gretchen OlsonGrades 6-82009
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay AsherGrades 9-122009
Dogku by Andrew ClementsGrades K-22009
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian SelznickGrades 3-52008
Rules by Cynthia LordGrades 6-82008
Impulse by Ellen HopkinsGrades 9-122008
Good Boy, Fergus! by David ShannonGrades K-22008
Looking for Alaska by John Green2008
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamilloGrades 3-52007
Avalon High by Meg CabotGrades 6-82007
Twilight by Stephenie MeyerGrades 9-122007
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More! by Karen BeaumontGrades K-22007
The Report Card by Andrew ClementsGrades 3-52006
So B. It by Sarah WeeksGrades 6-82006
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo WillemsGrades K-22006
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread by Kate DiCamilloGrades 3-52005
Surviving the Applewhites by Stephanie S. TolanGrades 6-82005
Son of the Mob by Gordon KormanGrades 9-122005
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo WillemsGrades K-22005
Scranimals by Jack PrelutskyGrades 3-52004
A Corner of the Universe by Ann M. MartinGrades 6-82004
The Lovely Bones by Alice SeboldGrades 9-122004
Hungry Hen by Richard WaringGrades K-22004
Albert by Donna Jo NapoliGrades 3-52003
Knocked Out by My Nunga-Nungas: Further, Further Confessions of Georgia Nicolson by Louise RennisonGrades 6-82003
The Brimstone Journals by Ron KoertgeGrades 9-122003
Hoodwinked by Arthur HowardGrades K-22003
So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. GeorgeGrades 3-52002
Monster by Walter Dean MyersGrades 9-122002
One Lucky Girl by George Ella LyonGrades K-22002
Stuck in Neutral by Terry Trueman2002
The Babe & I by David A. AdlerGrades 3-52001
Secrets of the Mummies (DK Readers: Level 4) by Harriet GriffeyGrades 6-82001
Speak by Laurie Halse AndersonGrades 9-122001
Don't Need Friends by Carolyn CrimiGrades K-22001
Smoky Mountain Rose: An Appalachian Cinderella by Alan SchroederGrades 4-82000
Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen LesterGrades K-32000
Christopher Changes His Name by Itah SaduGrades 4-81999
A Perfect Pork Stew by Paul Brett JohnsonGrades K-31999
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman by Alan SchroederGrades 4-81998
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin HenkesGrades K-31998
Piggie Pie! by Margie PalatiniGrades 4-81997
Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy RathmannGrades K-31997
The Christmas of the Reddle Moon by J. Patrick LewisGrades 4-81996
Harvey Potter's Balloon Farm by Jerdine NolenGrades K-31996
The Hero of Bremen by Margaret HodgesGrades 4-81995
The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down by Paul Brett JohnsonGrades K-31995
Bob and Jack: A Boy and His Yak by Jeff MossGrades 4-81994
Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore! by David McPhailGrades K-31994
Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Chief SeattleGrades 4-81993
Tuesday by David WiesnerGrades K-31993
Something Big Has Been Here by Jack PrelutskyGrades 4-81992
Basket by George Ella LyonGrades K-31992
The Butterfly Jar: Poems by Jeff MossGrades 4-81991
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Jr. MartinGrades K-31991
The Stranger by Chris Van AllsburgGrades 4-81990
The Lady with the Alligator Purse by Nadine Bernard WestcottGrades K-31990
Class Clown by Johanna HurwitzGrades 4-81989
The Wolf's Chicken Stew by Keiko KaszaGrades K-31989
Who Needs a Bratty Brother? by Linda GondoschGrades 4-81988
Hey, Al by Arthur YorinksGrades K-31988
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg1987
Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley1986
Angelina Ballerina by Katharine Holabird1985
Move Over, Twerp by Martha Alexander1984
Jumanji by Chris Van AllsburgPreschool1983

Shortlist 1

Nominee 90

Odder by Katherine ApplegateGrades 3-52024
Just Right Jillian by Nicole D. CollierGrades 3-52024
Bartali's Bicycle: The True Story of Gino Bartali, Italy's Secret Hero by Megan HoytGrades 3-52024
Hummingbird by Natalie LloydGrades 3-52024
Masters of Disguise: Camouflaging Creatures & Magnificent Mimics by Marc MartinGrades 3-52024
The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn PetersGrades 3-52024
The Aquanaut: A Graphic Novel by Dan SantatGrades 3-52024
Endlessly Ever After: Pick YOUR Path to Countless Fairy Tale Endings! by Laurel SnyderGrades 3-52024
Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales (Stinetinglers, 1) by R. L. StineGrades 3-52024
A Rover's Story by Jasmine WargaGrades 3-52024
The In-Between by Rebecca K. S. AnsariGrades 6-82024
Violets Are Blue by Barbara DeeGrades 6-82024
Invisible by Christina Diaz GonzalezGrades 6-82024
The Fort by Gordon KormanGrades 6-82024
We Were the Fire: Birmingham 1963 by Shelia P. MosesGrades 6-82024
Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood by Gary PaulsenGrades 6-82024
The Unforgettable Logan Foster by Shawn PetersGrades 6-82024
Daughter of the Deep by Rick RiordanGrades 6-82024
The Last Mapmaker by Christina SoontornvatGrades 6-82024
We Were Kings by Court StevensGrades 6-82024
Hollow Fires by Samira AhmedGrades 9-122024
What We Harvest by Ann FraistatGrades 9-122024
The Silence that Binds Us by Joanna HoGrades 9-122024
Five Survive by Holly JacksonGrades 9-122024
As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa KatouhGrades 9-122024
Me (Moth) by Amber McBrideGrades 9-122024
Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice by Tommie SmithGrades 9-122024
All My Rage by Sabaa TahirGrades 9-122024
Hotel Magnifique by Emily J. TaylorGrades 9-122024
Nothing Burns as Bright as You by Ashley WoodfolkGrades 9-122024
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac BarnettGrades K-22024
Little Red Riding Hood and the Dragon by Ying Chang CompestineGrades K-22024
Rick the Rock of Room 214 by Julie FalatkoGrades K-22024
First Day of Unicorn School by Jess HernandezGrades K-22024
I Can't Draw by Stephen W. MartinGrades K-22024
How Old Is Mr. Tortoise? by Dev PettyGrades K-22024
Pizza!: A Slice of History by Greg PizzoliGrades K-22024
Take a Breath by Sujean RimGrades K-22024
Chickadee: Criminal Mastermind by Monica SilvieGrades K-22024
Sallie Bee Writes a Thank-You Note by Susan VerdeGrades K-22024
A Bear, a Bee, and a Honey Tree by Daniel BernstromPreschool2024
Where Is Bina Bear? by Mike CuratoPreschool2024
Knight Owl by Christopher DenisePreschool2024
Dress-Up Day by Blanca GomezPreschool2024
Indigo Dreaming by Dinah JohnsonPreschool2024
Time to Fly by George Ella LyonPreschool2024
How to Say Hello to a Worm: A First Guide to Outside by Kari PercivalPreschool2024
A seed grows by Antoinette PortisPreschool2024
Build! by Red Nose StudioPreschool2024
I'm Terrified of Bath Time by Simon RichPreschool2024
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told by Extraordinary Cartoonists by Chris DuffyGrades 3-52016
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy by Karen FoxleeGrades 3-52016
Ice Whale by Jean Craighead GeorgeGrades 3-52016
The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. HolmGrades 3-52016
Eye to Eye: How Animals See The World by Steve JenkinsGrades 3-52016
Duke by Kirby LarsonGrades 3-52016
A Snicker of Magic by Natalie LloydGrades 3-52016
Rain Reign by Ann M. MartinGrades 3-52016
The Boundless by Kenneth OppelGrades 3-52016
Nuts to You by Lynne Rae PerkinsGrades 3-52016
I Kill the Mockingbird by Paul AcamporaGrades 6-82016
The Crossover by Kwame AlexanderGrades 6-82016
The Night Gardener by Jonathan AuxierGrades 6-82016
The Iron Trial by Holly BlackGrades 6-82016
Skink--No Surrender by Carl HiaasenGrades 6-82016
The Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy HolczerGrades 6-82016
Curses and Smoke: A Novel of Pompeii by Vicky Alvear ShecterGrades 6-82016
Unfriended by Rachel VailGrades 6-82016
Wildflower by Alecia WhitakerGrades 6-82016
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline WoodsonGrades 6-82016
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World's Most Notorious Nazi by Neal BascombGrades 9-122016
I'll Meet You There by Heather DemetriosGrades 9-122016
Inhuman by Kat FallsGrades 9-122016
The Walk On by John FeinsteinGrades 9-122016
Complicit by Stephanie KuehnGrades 9-122016
Above by Isla MorleyGrades 9-122016
The Winner's Curse by Marie RutkoskiGrades 9-122016
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. SmithGrades 9-122016
Faking Normal by Courtney C. StevensGrades 9-122016
The Scar Boys by Len VlahosGrades 9-122016
The Monkey Goes Bananas by C. P. BloomGrades K-22016
Flashlight by Lizi BoydGrades K-22016
This book just ate my dog! by Richard ByrneGrades K-22016
Dear Mr. Washington by Lynn CullenGrades K-22016
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la PeñaGrades K-22016
Gaston by Kelly DiPucchioGrades K-22016
Creature Features: Twenty-Five Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do by Steve JenkinsGrades K-22016
I Pledge Allegiance by Pat MoraGrades K-22016
Noodle Magic by Roseanne Greenfield ThongGrades K-22016
Mama Built a Little Nest by Jennifer WardGrades K-22016


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