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2023 SPOT Reading List Announced

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We are delighted to announce the 2023 SPOT Reading List! The Spirit of Texas (SPOT) Reading Program hopes to encourage a greater understanding of what it means to be a […]

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2023 TAYSHAS List Announced

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We’re delighted to announce the new TAYSHAS Reading List! TAYSHAS takes its name from the Caddo Indian word meaning “friends or allies.” Written as texas, texios, tejas, teyas or tayshas, […]

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2023 Lone Star Reading List Announced

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The Lone Star Reading List is developed by public and school librarians from the Texas Library Association’s Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students […]

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2023 Maverick Reading List Announced

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Graphic novels are increasingly popular with readers of all ages. These novels powerfully combine images and text, contain diverse characters, encourage empathy among readers and invite them to explore settings […]

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2023 Little Maverick Graphic Reading List Announced

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Graphic novels are engaging and powerful, combining images and text to draw in readers and keep them enthralled. They welcome everyone into a reading conversation, inviting in reluctant readers and […]

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2023-2024 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List Released

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The Texas Library Association’s (TLA) 2023-2024 Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) Master List was announced at the Texas Book Festival in Austin on Saturday, November 5, 2022. As is tradition, students […]

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New Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Coordinator Announced

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Terri Harkey, an elementary librarian and instructional technology specialist in McKinney, will be the new Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Coordinator; her term is 2023-2026. “Being named the Texas Bluebonnet Award […]

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The 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner Is…

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Thousands of elementary students across Texas voted and the results are in! The winner of the 2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award is The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, […]

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