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The 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is…

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Thousands of children voted and the results are in: the winner of the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award is El Chupacabras, by Adam Rubin and Crash McCreery. This whimsical and comic tale, told in Spanish and English, relates the story of Hector and his daughter Carla, who own a goat farm and fall victim to the […]

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2020 2X2 Reading List Announced

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Drumroll please…the 2020 2X2 Reading List is here! These lovely, instructive and quite often laugh-out-loud volumes are the best of recent books meant for children aged two to grade two. Librarians serving on the Texas Library Association Children’s Round Table 2X2 Committee, read through a whopping 946 books before narrowing down the list to these […]

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2020-2021 Tejas Star Reading List Announced

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The Texas Library Association is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Tejas Star Reading List. This carefully curated list of Spanish and bilingual titles is designed to encourage children ages 5 to 12 to explore multicultural books and to discover the cognitive and economic benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism. The Tejas Star Reading List is intended […]

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2020 Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List Announced

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The 2020 Lariat list is here! The goal of the Lariat Adult Fiction Reading List is to highlight outstanding fiction that is “simply a pleasure to read.” To that end, a nine-member committee of librarians from the Texas Library Association annually selects 25 outstanding fiction titles. This year’s list includes the magical and the occult […]

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2020 Texas Topaz Reading List Announced

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The world of nonfiction is our world. Unlike fictional books which may transport us to imagined realms or take us far into the future, nonfiction books seek to bring clarity and share knowledge about the world we live in – its past, its present, its people and the struggles and triumphs they experience. In nonfiction, […]

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2020 Young Adult Round Table Reading Lists Announced

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It’s an exciting time in young adult literature (books aimed at 6th to 12th graders, ages 12-18.) Whether preteens and teens are looking for a new fantasy world to explore, a contemporary read addressing a current political situation, a historical tome, a coming-of-age novel or a blossoming romance, there’s something for everyone in this year’s […]

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2020 Little Maverick Graphic Novel Reading List Released

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Graphic novels are increasingly being hailed as a way to make reading more inclusive: they can motivate reluctant readers and English learners, give dyslexic students multiple clues to the story line and breathe fresh life into classics written a century ago. Graphic novels have the ability to welcome everyone into a reading conversation. The 2020 […]

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Announcing the 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award List

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Students from central Texas announced the Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 26. 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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