The Kentucky Bluegrass Award Program. Presented by Michelle Lemmon, Library Media Specialist Model Lab School. How many participants are new to the KBA Program?. The Kentucky Bluegrass Award or KBA is an annual award for the best book as chosen by the students of Kentucky.
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Presented by Michelle Lemmon,
Library Media Specialist
Model Lab School
For the 2009 award, there were 31,889 students’ votes counted.
(And the books are awesome!)
Master List Leaders:
Grades K-2: Jennifer Smith
Grades 3-5: Kathy Watson
Grades 6-8: Janet Powers
Grades 9-12: Lynda Short and Jennifer Lake
Use scanned and printed images of covers as shadows for easy reference, accessibility, and advertisement (even when the books are checked out).
Labeling each nominee and winner guarantees that the KBA information is always available, long after the year that the book is a nominee or winner.
Present book talks for the Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and/or Grades 9-12, with related information, such as author web sites presented, on bookmarks or handouts.
Provide a visual representation of each nominee to reference as you read aloud, present book talks, or when students vote.
Display the nominees throughout the year, and especially during special events such as Open Houses and Literacy Nights.
Display the KBA Winners.
And post next year’s lists.
Bookmarks, Spine Labels, Award Seals, and Pencils can be purchased with the order form available from the KBA web site.
Apply to win free KBA books through the KBA web site. Applications are due by July 1, each year. Winners are announced July 30, each year.