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2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List

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Just in time for holiday shopping, the Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Texas Topaz Nonfiction Reading List. With more than 140 titles, the list includes nonfiction gems for children and adults. It is intended for recreational reading and is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Due to the diversity in […]

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2019 Lone Star, Maverick, TAYSHAS & Spirit of Texas Lists Announced

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The Texas Library Association’s Young Adult Round Table (YART) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated 2019 Lone Star, Maverick, TAYSHAS and Spirit of Texas Reading Lists are now available. Books are selected for the lists by public and school librarians who are members of YART. The Lone Star Reading List encourages students in grades 6 […]

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TLA: It’s Not Just for Texans

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Stacey B. Rattner is a School Librarian at Castleton Elementary School in Castleton, New York. Stacey has been an active member of TLA since 2017. In this short interview, she describes why she enjoys her TLA membership and why it’s beneficial for out-of-state librarians to join TLA. Being that you are currently in New York, […]

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2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Announced

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A recommended reading list for children in grades K – 5, the 2019 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List encourages recreational reading through a variety of current titles. The 52 books  were selected by public and school librarians who are members of the Texas Library Association’s Children’s Round Table, which promotes services to children and […]

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Presentation Opportunities at TLA2019

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While  the TLA2019  education program of more than 300 education sessions, is final, there are still many opportunities to share your knowledge and passion with the more than 7,000 attendees expected at TLA2019! Battledecks! In this competition, brave souls stand before an audience and present timed talks on a set of never-before-seen slides. Contestants are […]

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Chips and Queso. Bert and Ernie. Teachers and librarians.

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Some things are just better together.  Do you know a classroom teacher who would enjoy the TLA Annual Conference? Our annual conference – made up of books, authors, technology integration, makerspaces, curriculum connections, and supportive librarians – may very well be the stuff of teachers’ dreams. They would unquestionably have to experience it to believe […]

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Welcome to the new txla.org!

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Welcome to the new txla.org! We are excited to launch phase one of a new and improved website. This site is fully responsive to work on mobile phones and tablets, and information is organized to help visitors find what they are looking for quickly. This is the first step in a multi-phased project to re-design […]

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Texas Bluebonnet Master List Announced

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Students from central Texas announced the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 27. The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List is one of the most prestigious children’s literature lists in the country. Students, parents, teachers, librarians, booksellers, and authors eagerly await the yearly […]

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