Start Reading and recording your responses to each book NOW
Here are the 20 books chosen for this year that you can find at participating libraries & Sloan Creek Library
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 to be a Texas Bluebonnet Voting Member.
- complete at least 5 by January 15th
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
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
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: txla.org/reading-lists