2011/2012 Kentucky Bluegrass
Award Nominees—Grades 6-8
by Mike Lupica
up in one book!
Not your typical Mike Lupica sports book!
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of
the Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
Want a history lesson Book Trailer
you’ve never heard
Like gross, disgusting facts
This is the coolest history
book you’ll ever read!
Leaving Gee’s Bend
by Irene Latham
If you’re a fan of
HISTORICAL FICTION . . .
STRONG CHARACTERS . . .
ADVENTURE . . .
PICK UP THIS BOOK!
Liar, Liar: The Theory, Practice, and
Destructive Properties of Deception
by Gary Paulsen
Ever told a “little white lie?”
Then . . . had to tell another one to
cover it up?
If so, you’ll love this new comedy by
Sequel is here:
by Teri Hall
Journey into a new world of
mystery and adventure,
boundaries you’re forbidden to
If you’ve ever been told NOT to do
something that you just had to do . .
. this book is right for you!
It keeps you guessing until the
A Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park
If you liked
A SINGLE SHARD
you’ll love Linda’s Park’s newest
book based on a true story of
survival and never giving up!
by Mark Shulman
Ever wonder what makes a kid a
This easy-to-read book, written in
journal-entry format, will let you
see what’s really going on with
Tod, the biggest 8th grade bully in
Sean Griswold’s Head
by Lindsey Leavitt
This book will make you
LAUGH on one page,
CRY on the next!
You’ll love Payton’s realistic journey to
peace and understanding by focusing
on the back of goofy Sean’s Griswold’s
A Tale Dark and Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
WICKED CREATURES . . .
WORLDS, and FRIGHTENING
as you travel through fairy tales
you’ve NEVER heard before!
by Kathy Reichs
Take a little science fiction,
add a little life drama
throw in a ton of adventure,
you’ll get: VIRALS!
You won’t be able to put this book
down. It’s a total roller-coaster of a
ride from page one – non-stop action
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