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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, and on Overdrive.

Voting will be in January 2021 and we have a celebration on Voting Day!

GOAL:  50+ students from grades 5 and 6

 

What to do:

  • Read or listen to 5 of the 20 books between now and January.
  • See list the list of titles below
  • Fill out the Book Response Form coming soon to be a Texas Bluebonnet Voting Member.
  • complete at least 5 by TBA
  • Show up to celebrate - TBA

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney ( Neal Porter Books / Holiday House Publishing, Inc., 2019)

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry (Greenwillow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019) 

Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz (Random House Publishing, 2019)

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn (Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019)

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Cajelo (Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2018)

Frankie Sparks & the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore, illustrated by Nadja Sarell (Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2019)

From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name by Lowey Bundy Sichol, illustrated by C.S. Jennings (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019)

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Petersen Haddix (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019)

If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen (Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019)

New Kid by Jerry Craft (Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019) 

Nightbooks by J.A. White (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2018)

No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse by Rhett Miller, illustrated by Dan Santat (Little Brown and Company, 2019)

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Steven Salerno (Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2018)

Rocket to the Moon (Big Ideas That Changed the World) by Don Brown (Amulet, an imprint of Abrams Books, 2019)

Stay by Bobbie Pyron (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019)

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (Amulet, an imprint of Abrams Books, 2018)

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Nancy Paulsen, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019) 

The Rhino in the Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2018)

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles (Cinco Puntos Press, 2018)

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2018)

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: txla.org/reading-lists

 

 

Our primary goals are to introduce children to a variety of quality books, develop critical reading skills, and honor and encourage imaginative authors. The committee considers more than 500 books in order to select five outstanding books of various genres for grades 3, 4, 5, and 6.” Sharon Lawler, TBA coordinator.