Every year books are chosen as Bluebonnet Award Nominees by a committee chosen from members of the Texas Library Association. These books are chosen from recently published books and are for grades 3-6. Students are to read at least five of the Bluebonnet Award Nominated books and are then allowed to vote in the Spring Semester for the award winner. This year we are going to have a Battle of the Bluebonnets competition, open to fifth grade students. In this competition students, on self-selected teams, will read all of the Bluebonnet Nominees then, around the end of the year, will participate in a quiz bowl type competition with their team. The participants will also be invited to a Bluebonnet Award party where we will celebrate the winner of the 2016-2017 Bluebonnet Book Award.