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The Tejas Star Reading List (TSRL) provides a recommended reading list developed by TLA member librarians from the Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL), the Children’s Round Table, Public Library Division (PLD), and the Latino Caucus. The purpose of the list is to encourage children ages 5-12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading 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.

The program began as the Tejas Star Book Award, created by the Region One ESC Library Advisory Committee. TLA's Tejas Star Reading List Task Force assumed responsibility for the list in 2012. 




2018-2019 Tejas Star Reading List  

Acosta, Alicia. (2017). El pequeño pirata Serafín (Little Captain Jack). Illustrated by Mónica Carretero. Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 9788494541513. (Ages 4-8).

Amavisca, Luis. (2017). El espejo en la casa de mamá / El espejo en la casa de papá (The Mirror in Mommy’s House / The Mirror in Daddy’s House). Illustrated by Betania Zacarias. Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 9788494541568. (Ages 4-8).

Biddulph, Rob. (2017). No como todos (Odd Dog Out). Translator Anna Llisterri. Lyndhurst, NJ: Lectorum Publications. ISBN: 978-84-16394-49-4. (Ages 4-8)

Buckley, James Jr. (2016). ¿Quién fue Roberto Clemente? (Who Was Roberto Clemente?). Illustrated by Ted Hammond. Translator Eduardo Noriega. Miami, FL: Editorial Santillana S.A. ISBN:978-1631134296. (Ages 8-11).

 Colato Laínez, René. (2016). Mamá la extraterrestre=Mamá the Alien. Illustrated by Laura Lacámara. Translator René Colato Laínez. New York: Lee & Low. ISBN: 9780892392988. (Ages 6-9).

De la Peña, Matt. (2016). Última parada de la calle Market (Last Stop on Market Street). Illustrated by Christian Robinson. Translator Teresa Mlawer. Lyndhurst, NJ: Lectorum Publications. ISBN: 978-8484705499. (Ages 3-6).  

De los Ángeles Boada, Maria. (2016). No seas goloso, señor Oso (Don’t be Greedy Mr. Bear). Illustrated by Santiago González. Ecuador: Editorial Santillana S.A. ISBN: 978-9942191908. (Ages 4-8).

Diaz, Alexandra. (2016). El único destino (The Only Road). Translated by Alexandra Diaz and Lillian Corvison. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 978-1-4814-8441-1. (Ages 8-12).

Engle, Margarita. (2017). ¡Bravo! Poemas sobre hispanos extraordinarios. (Bravo! Poems about Amazing Hispanics.) Illustrated by Rafael López. New York: Henry Holt and Company. ISBN: 978-1-250-11366-5. (Ages 7-11).

Engle, Margarita. (2017). Aire encantado: Dos culturas, dos alas: Una memoria (Enchanted Air: Two Cultures, Two Wings: A Memoir). Translator Alexis Romay.   New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 9781534404786. (Ages 10-12).

Hood, Susan. (2016). El violin de Ada: la historia de la Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados del Paraguay. (Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay). Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport. Translator Shelley McConnell. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN: 9781481466578. (Ages 4-8).

Jaramillo, Susie. (2017). Esqueletitos = Little Skeletons: Countdown to Midnight.  San Francisco: Encantos. ISBN: 978-1945635069. (Ages 5-8).

Lacasa, Blanca. (2017). Ni guau ni miau (Bow Wow Meow). Illustrated by Gómez. Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 978-8494541520. (Ages 4-8).

Liniers, Ricardo. (2017). Buenas noches, Planeta (Good Night, Planet). New York: Toon Books. ISBN: 978-1-943145-21-8. (Ages 4-8).

Medina, Meg. (2017). Mango, Abuela y yo (Mango, Abuela, and Me). Illustrated by Angela Dominguez. Translator Teresa Mlawer. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press. ISBN: 978-0-7636-8453-2. (Ages 5-8).

 Mena, Pato. (2017). La siesta perfecta (The Perfect Siesta). Madrid: NubeOcho. ISBN: 978-84-945415-4-4. (Ages 4-8).

Otheguy, Emma. (2017). Martí's Song for Freedom = Martí y sus versos por la libertad. Illustrated by Beatriz Vidal. Translator Adriana Dominguez. New York: Lee & Low. ISBN: 978-0892393756. (Ages 7-12).

Spiegelman, Nadja. (2015). Perdidos en NYC: una aventura en el metro: A TOON Graphic (Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure: A TOON Graphic). Illustrated by Sergio García Sánchez. New York: Toon Books. ISBN: 978-1935179856. (Ages 8-12).

Telgemeier, Raina. (2017). Fantasmas (Ghosts). Translators Juan Pablo Lombana and María Domínguez. New York: Scholastic. ISBN: 978-1-338-13368-4. (Ages 8-12).

Tullet, Herve. (2017). ¡Mézclalo bien! (Mix it Up!). Translator Peter L. Perez. San Francisco: Chronicle Books. ISBN: 978-1452159331. (Ages 3-8).

Vicente, Alidis. (2016). El caso de los Reyes Magos = The Case of the Three Kings. Illustrated by Mora Des!gn Group. Translator Gabriela Baeza Ventura. Houston: Arte Publico Press. ISBN: 978-1-55885-822-0. (Ages 8-11).

Wood, Susan. (2016). ¡Esquivel! Un artista de sonido de la era espacial. (Esquivel! Space Age Sound Artist). Illustrated by Duncan Tonatiuh.Translator Carlos E. Calvo. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge. ISBN: 9781580897334. (Ages 6-9)

Created on May 21, 2013 | Last updated September 06, 2018