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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 legendary El Chupacabras (goat-sucker). An overuse of magic dust results in giant goats that could destroy their town. Desperate, Carla turns to the mythical El Chupacabras, who turns out to be not so scary after all (this ‘monster’ even wears a bow tie.) McCreery’s humorous illustrations and Rubin’s sparkling wit make this outrageous story magical.

A total of 103,967 students in grades three through six voted, from 1,115 school and public libraries throughout Texas. To vote, children had to read at least five of the books on the Texas Bluebonnet Award List and vote for their favorite title.

Students representing 10 Texas school districts will present the award to the winner at the Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session at the Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Houston at noon on Thursday, March 26. (Luncheon tickets must be purchased by March 6.)