Lone Star Reading List

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies.


2016 Lone Star Reading List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated List (pdf) 
Bookmark (pdf)  Flier (pdf)   


2017 Lone Star Reading List

Reading List (pdf)  Annotated List (pdf)  

Author Title
Brody, Jessica A Week of Mondays
Carter, Aimee Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den
Collier, Peter
Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
Davies, Linda
Longbow Girl
Eagar, Lindsay
Hour of the Bees
Elliott, Kate
Court of Fives
Gangsei, Jan
Zero Day
Gratz, Alan
Code of Honor
Graudin, Ryan Wolf By Wolf
Harrington, Karen
Mayday
Henry, April
The Girl I Used to Be
Jobling, Curtis
Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse
Khoury, Jessica
The Forbidden Wish
Khoury, Jessica Kalahari
Liss, David
Randoms
Long, Susan Hill
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel
Magoon, Kekla
Shadows of Sherwood
Reynolds, Jason Ghost
Sands, Kevin
The Blackthorn Key
Welch, Jenna Evans
Love and Gelato

 

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Lone Star Committee

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source. Click here for a copy of the Lone Star Policies and Procedures.

Chair
Michelle Beebower
(2015-2017)
michelle.beebower@austintexas.gov
Austin Public Library

Administrative Assistant
Nichole Chagnon
 
(2015-2018)

nichole.chagnon@austintexas.gov
St. John's Branch
Austin Public Library

Audrey Hopkins
(2014-2017)
Smith Public Library
Wylie, TX 

Amanda Cargile
(2014-2017)
Hutchinson Middle School
Lubbock ISD

Michael Mendez
(2014-2017)
Rosemont Middle School
Fort Worth ISD 
Elizabeth Friend
(2015-2018)
Wester Middle School
Frisco ISD
Kim Warwick
(2015-2018)
Beckendorff Junior HIgh
Katy ISD 
Wayne Cherry
(2016-2019)
First Baptist Library 
Houston, TX
Veronica McKay
(2016-2019)
Smith Public Library
Wylie, TX
Jo Patrick
(2016-2019)
Fulmore Middle School
Austin ISD

 

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All Lone Star Titles

Looking to see if your favorite author has made the list?  Wondering what titles won last year or 5 years ago?

Check out the master list of all the winners, and the best part is it is easily sortable by the category that you need.

Master List

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Created on Apr 11, 2010 | Last updated December 01, 2016