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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.

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