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Bluebonnet Program

Start Reading and recording your responses to each book NOW - see link below!

Here are the 20 books chosen for this year that you can find at participating libraries, the Sloan Creek Library

Voting will be in February 2020 and we will honor your reading adventure with a gift bag.

GOAL:  50+ students from grades 5 and 6


What to do:

  • Read or listen to 5 of the 20 books between now and February .
  • See list to the right for titles
  • Fill out the Book Response  to be a Texas Bluebonnet Voting Member.
  • complete 5 by February 11th at 7:00am
  • Show up to celebrate - TBA 

Celebrating your bluebonnet reads and voting this year will look a little different!

  • You will be recognized on our morning announcements, receive a bluebonnet goody bag, and be sent a google form voting sheet to vote for the bluebonnet nominee you think should be the winner! 
*optional: Tell us about a bluebonnet book you read on this flipgrid!
Chapter books

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry                                                                                                          The Rhino in the Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser 

Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz                                                                                             Stay by Bobbie Pyron 

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn                                                                                            Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier 

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman                                                                                        Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Cajelo 

Frankie Sparks & the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore                                                              Nightbooks by J.A. White 

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Petersen Haddix                                       They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles 

Non Fiction

From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name by Lowey Bundy Sichol, illustrated by C.S. Jennings 

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes 

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney

If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen 

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Steven Salerno 

Graphic Novels

New Kid by Jerry Craft                                                                     Rocket to the Moon (Big Ideas That Changed the World) by Don Brown 


No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse by Rhett Miller, illustrated by Dan Santat 

The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List is one of the most prestigious children’s literature lists in the country. Every year, students in grades 3 – 6 read at least five of the books on the TBA Master List and vote on their favorite. Last year, 1,400 schools and libraries participated with 141,141 students voting. The winning book and author are announced in late February, and celebrated at a joyous event at the TLA Annual Conference featuring students, librarians, teachers and authors.

The TBA reading program is one of several developed by the TLA for readers of all ages. For more information about these lists, including book titles, visit: