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1 Tina Poindexter, LMS Grayson County Middle 2011/2012 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees

2 What is the KBA? Each year about 10 books for grades 6-8 are nominated by Teachers and Library Media Specialists across the state. The selected books are chosen carefully to ensure a wide variety of topics and genres to appeal to middle school students. Students at each school vote for their favorites and the results are sent to the Kentucky Reading Association by April 1 st. The state-wide winner is then chosen.

3 Why should students participate? The KBA promotes reading. Students are exposed to various genres. Students use critical thinking skills to assess the books. Students can give feedback and opinions.

4 The nominees are…

5 Eerie, gruesome…humorous too?

6 Book Trailer How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg

7 Book Trailer A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

8 Historical Fiction/Multicultural

9 Book Trailer A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

10 Book Trailer Leaving Gee’s Bend by Irene Latham

11 Have you ever kept a journal?

12 Book Trailer Scrawl by Mark Shulman

13 Book Trailer Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt

14 Got Science Fiction?

15 Book Trailer The Line by Teri Hall

16 Book Trailer Virals By Kathy Reichs

17 What if… you were a Superhero…

18 Book Trailer Hero by Mike Lupica

19 Have you ever told a lie? And another? And another? And another…to cover the first lie?

20 Author Video Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice, and Destructive Properties of Deception by Gary Paulsen

21 Where can I find these books in the Library Media Center? The books are displayed at the library entrance. We have purchased 5 or more copies of each book. We do have Playaways for some of the books. Most books have a waiting list so put the ones you want on “Hold.” All of the books have a spine label like the picture below with 2011/2012.

22 Works cited hmhbooks. “A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.” YouTube, 31 August Accessed 19 August joshberkbooks. “MBT-The Line.” YouTube, 19 September Accessed 19 August Irenelatham. “Leaving Gee’s Bend by Irene Latham Book Trailer.” Youtube, 24 November Accessed 19 August mermerlibrarian. “How They Croaked.” YouTube, 18 May Accessed 19 August MRCLPStaff. “Sean Griswold’s Head.” YouTube, 26 July Accessed 19 August PenguinYoungReaders. “Book Trailer for Virals by Kathy Reichs.” YouTube, 13 October Accessed Penguin Young Readers. “A Tale Dark and Grimm Book Trailer.” YouTube, 14 January Accessed 19 August PenguinYoungReaders. “Video Book Trailer for Hero by Mike Lupica.” YouTube, 27 September Accessed 19 August RandomBooks. “Gary Paulsen Author Video 2010.” YouTube, 6 July Accessed 19 August TodMunn. “SCRAWL Book Trailer.” YouTube, 6 July Accessed 19 August 2011.


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