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2. 2013 KBA Winner 3. Grades 3-5 2014 4. Listen to an excerpt: http://michaelmorpurgo.com/books/an-elephant-in-the-gardenTitle: An Elephant in the Garden Author: Michael Morpurgo Lizzie and Karl's mother, Mutti, working at a local zoo in Dresden, Germany, during World War II while their father is away fighting in France, brings home Marlene, a baby elephant that is slated to be destroyed as the Allied bombing grows closer, and when they are forced to flee, Mutti feels they must take Marlene with them, adding even more danger to their journey. 5. Michael MorpurgoFrom the authors website 6. Title: Flutter: the Story of Four Sisters and One Incredible Journey Author: Erin E. Moulton Nine-and-a-half-year-old Maple and her older sister, Dawn, must work together to face treacherous terrain, wild animals, and poachers as they trek through Vermont's Green Mountains seeking a miracle for their prematurely-born sister. 7. Title: Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs Author: J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen Humorous, pun-filled poetry describes the demise of a variety of our beloved pets and animal companions. What is an epitaph? What does demise mean? 8. Last Laughs: Animal Epitaphs by J. Patrick Lewis and Jane Yolen The pun is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings An epitaph is a short text honoring a deceased person, strictly speaking that is inscribed on their tombstone or plaque (www.wikipedia.com) 9. J. Patrick LewisFrom the authors website 10. Jane YolenFrom the authors website 11. Title: May B: a Novel Author: Caroline Starr Rose When a failed wheat crop nearly bankrupts her family, May is sent to spend several months helping out on a neighbors Kansas prairie farm, but finds herself abandoned and alone with winter approaching. May must fight to survive the harsh conditions and her own internal struggles with reading and school in this novel in verse. 12. Caroline Starr Rose Book Trailer Coming 2015! Blue Birds Blue Birds, a middle-grade novel in verse, centers on a forbidden friendship between Alis, the only girl in Virginia's doomed first settlement, and Kimi, a Roanoke girl. Coming 2014! Over in the WetlandsFrom the authors websiteBased on the traditional rhyme, Over in the Meadow, this picture book follows the animals of the Louisiana shoreline as they prepare for and withstand a hurricane. 13. http://theoneandonlyivan.com/ Title: The One and Only Ivan Author: Katherine Applegate When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circusthemed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life.Winner of the 2013 Newbery Award 14. Katherine Applegate The One and Only Ivan is a work offiction, but the inspiration for this imagined tale lies with a true story. Ivan, a real gorilla, lived at Zoo Atlanta, but on the way to that happy ending, he spent almost three decades without seeing another of his own kind before being moved to Zoo Atlanta in 1994 From the books website 15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAnURGc-lH8 Title: The Secret Tree Author: Natalie Standiford In her last summer before middle school, Minty navigates a new friendship while investigating the mysteries in her neighborhood, including the Witch House, the Man Bat, and the Secret Tree, where people leave secrets written on slips of paper. 16. Natalie StandifordMarch 2014 17. Title: Three Times Lucky Author: Sheila Turnage Eleven-year-old Mo LoBeau and her best friend Dale Earnhardt Johnson III help investigate a murder in the small town of Tupelo Landing, North Carolina, while Mo searches for her birth mother and works in the caf run by her "adoptive" parents, the Colonel and Miss Lana. 18. Sheila TurnageFrom the authors website 19. http://cynthiadefelice.com/ Title: Wild Life Author: Cynthia DeFelice When twelve year-old Erik, who has just received his hunting license, is sent to a small town in North Dakota to live with grandparents he hardly knows, the threat of a hostile grandfather and losing the dog he rescued prompts Erik to run away in this story of adventure and survival. 20. Cynthia DeFelice www.cynthiadefelice.com (site includes Book Trailer)From the authors website 21. http://rjpalacio.com/ Title: Wonder Author: R.J. Palacio Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, born with an extreme facial deformity, struggles to fit in as he makes the transition from homeschooling to private school. 22. R. J. PalacioFrom the authors website 23. http://www.traceyfern.com/barnumsbones.html Title: Barnum's Bones: How Barnum Brown Discovered the Most Famous Dinosaur in the World Author: Tracey E. FernTrue story about early 20th century paleontologist, Barnum Brown who discovers the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and other important dinosaurs. 24. Tracey Fern www.traceyfern.comFrom the authors website 25. 2014 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominees Grades 3-5 26. Recreated by: Christy Havens Library Media Specialist, North Butler Elementary SchoolFeel free to use, share, edit, etc.