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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 2020 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 27th 2020
  • Show up to celebrate - TBA

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:


2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Bibliography

  • The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle by Christina Uss (Margaret Ferguson Books, an imprint of Holiday House, 2018)
  • The Boo-Boos That Changed the World: A True Story About an Accidental Invention (Really!) by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Chris Hsu (Charlesbridge, 2018)
  • Captain Superlative by J.S. Puller (Disney Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group, 2018)
  • The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell (Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2018)
  • Crown: An Ode to a Fresh Cut by Derrick Barnes, illustrated by Gordon C. James (Bolden, an imprint of Agate, 2017)
  • The Dragon Slayer: Folktales From Latin America by Jaime Hernandez (TOON Graphics, 2018)
  • El Chupacabras by Adam Rubin, illustrated by Crash McCreery (Dial Books For Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2018)
  • Game Changers: The Story of Venus and Serena Williams by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrated by James E. Ransome (A Paula Wiseman Book, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children’s Publishing, 2018)
  • Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes (Little Brown and Company, 2018)
  • Harbor Me by Jacqueline Woodson (Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2018)
  • The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris and Alex Azam (Little Brown and Company, 2017)
  • Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring by Angela Cervantes (Scholastic, 2018)
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, by Stacy McAnulty (Random House Children’s Books, 2018)
  • Gedrick and Me by Patrick Carman (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)
  • Rebound by Kwame Alexander (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018)
  • Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)
  • Shadow Weaver by MarcyKate Connolly (Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 2018)
  • Two Dogs in a Trench Coat Go to School by Julie Falatko, illustrated by Colin Jack (Scholastic, 2018)
  • Watchdog by Will McIntosh (Delacorte Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, 2017)
  • Wishtree by Katherine Applegate ( Feiwel & Friends, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2017)

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.