2013 KBA WINNER KBA NOMINEES GRADES 6-8 2014 TITLE: CHOMP AUTHOR: CARL HIAASEN Genre: Adventure The difficult star of the reality television show, "Expedition Survival," disappears on location in the Florida Everglades, where they were filming animals from the wildlife refuge run by Wahoo Crane's family, and Wahoo and classmate Tuna Gordon set out to find him, but they must avoid Tuna's gun-happy father. CHOMP Carl Hiassen Website http://www.carlhiaasen.com/excerpt-chomp.html Other YA Books – Hoot (Newbery 2002 & 2006 Film), Flush, Scat Trailer (1 min.) http://www.randomhousekids.com/books/detail/206755chomp?isbn=9780375868276 Teacher Guide http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780375868429.pdf TITLE: CINDER AUTHOR: MELISSA MEYER Genre: Science Fiction Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle. CINDER Author site - http://www.marissameyer.com/ Book Series - Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter Will talk up to 20 minutes for no charge! Trailer - http://www.marissameyer.com/book/book-one/ (30 sec.) TITLE: THE FALSE PRINCE AUTHOR: JENNIFER A. NIELSON Genre: Fantasy In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's longmissing son in an effort to avoid a civil war. THE FALSE PRINCE Book Website - http://www.scholastic.com/falseprince/ with trailer (30 seconds) Are you the False Prince? Author’s Website – Writing Tips http://www.jennielsen.com/ In THE FALSE PRINCE, what is a garlin? I hope you haven’t spent any time doing a google search for the word! I made it up – it’s the basic unit of money in Carthya, similar to a dollar. TITLE: THE GHOST OF GRAYLOCK AUTHOR: DAN POBLOCKI Genre: Ghost Story, Suspense Staying with their aunts over the summer, Neil Cady, his sister Bree, and their new friends Wesley and Eric, set out to explore Graylock Hall, an abandoned psychiatric hospital which is supposed to be haunted by the ghost of Nurse Janet. THE GHOST OF GRAYLOCK Author’s Site,“A Pickled Squeal” - http://www.danpoblocki.com/ One of MANY Trailers - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0s92wbvUro (6 min.) TITLE: GUITAR NOTES AUTHOR: MARY AMATO Genre: Realistic Fiction, Romance A heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship forged between a straight-A, classical musician and a bad-boy guitar player told through notes, lyrics, texts, and narration. GUITAR NOTES Book Trailer - http://thrumsociety.com/the-novel/guitar-notes-video-trailer/ (1 min.) Book Website - http://thrumsociety.com/ Author’s Website - http://www.maryamato.com/ SONGS & SONGWRITING!! http://thrumsociety.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/gnsongbook.pdf TITLE: LINCOLN’S LAST DAY AUTHORS: BILL O’REILLY & DWIGHT JON ZIMMERMAN Genre: Non-Fiction Provides an account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, discussing how actor John Wilkes Booth and his fellow Confederate sympathizers hatched their murderous plot, and following the ensuing manhunt, trials, and executions of the conspirators. LINCOLN’S LAST DAYS Publisher Site - http://us.macmillan.com/lincolnslastdays/BillOReilly Audio Trailer - http://us.macmillan.com/author/dwightjonzimmerman (9 min.) Teacher’s Guide - http://media.us.macmillan.com/teachersguides/ 9780805096750TG.pdf TITLE: THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK AUTHOR: KRISTINE LEVINE Genre: Historical Fiction Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families. THE LIONS OF LITTLE ROCK This book could have won the Newbery Award! Author’s Website - http://www.kristinlevine.com Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gARKMnyq0W0 (2 min.) TITLE: ONE FOR THE MURPHYS AUTHOR: LYNDA MULLALY HUNT Genre: Realistic Fiction A moving debut novel about a foster child learning to open her heart to a family's love. Carley uses humor and street smarts to keep her emotional walls high and thick. But the day she becomes a foster child, and moves in with the Murphys, she's blindsided. This loving, bustling family shows Carley the stable family life she never thought existed, and she feels like an alien in their cookie-cutterperfect household. ONE FOR THE MURPHYS Author’s Website - http://lyndamullalyhunt.com/book_murphys.php SKYPE - With a class (fifth grade and up) that has read and/or heard One for the Murphys, I will be happy to do a "Meet the Author" Skype visit in which I will answer three questions from the class (total of 15-20 minutes) at no charge. Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBFUPBw7KLI (2 min.) TITLE: SHELTER AUTHOR: HARLAN COBEN Genre: Mystery After Mickey witnesses his father's death and his mother's admission into rehab, he is sent to live with his estranged uncle and change high schools, but when Mickey's new girlfriend, Ashley, suddenly disappears Mickey refuses to let another person walk out of his life and follows clues that reveal truths about both Ashley and Mickey's father. SHELTER Book Websites http://www.harlancoben.com/novels/shelter/ http://www.mickeybolitar.com/ Book Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGaM_1pqay8 (1 min.) (another one of many!) TITLE: UNSTOPPABLE AUTHOR: TIM GREEN Genre: Sports, Realistic Fiction Foster child Harrison, who dreams of playing in the NFL, is happy when he is put into a home with loving parents and a foster father who is a football coach, but, after becoming the star running back and suffering an injury, a cancer diagnosis threatens to ruin his future. UNSTOPPABLE Author’s Site - http://timgreenbooks.com Publisher Page http://www.harpercollinschildrens.com/kids/gamesandcontests/features/timgreen/ meet.aspx About the Book - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjMPBFkTiBc (2 min.) 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees Grades 6-8 RECREATED BY: CHRISTY HAVENS LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST, NORTH BUTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH ADDITIONS BY: JENNIFER LITTLE CAMDEN -CARROLL LIBRARY, MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSIT Y F E E L F R E E TO U S E , S H A R E , E D I T, ETC.