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About the Texas Bluebonnet Award

A unique program that encourages reading for pleasure for students in grades 3 - 6.

Voting has closed for this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award.

We will announce the winner of the 2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award on March 5, 2021. Follow us on Facebook @TexasBluebonnetAward and @TexasLibraryAssociation for the announcement!


Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting Registration is open for 2021!

Register online to participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award.


PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM to mail in with a check.

Can’t remember if you’ve registered yet? Check your institution’s registration status.

2021 TBA Committee Members

Congratulations to the new members of the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee:

On the Program Committee:

  • Jennifer Marks – Milam Magnet Elementary, Ector County ISD
  • Anna Baker – Polly Ann McRoberts Elementary Library, Katy ISD
  • Julie Crisafulli – Mansfield Public Library
  • Christina Salazar – Achziger Elementary Library, Mesquite I.S.D.

On the Selection Committee:

  • Carrie Bresnehen – Larkspur Elementary, Leander ISD

  • Susan Wedding – Euless Public Library

  • Selma Flores  – Robertson Elementary, Round Rock ISD

  • Astreia Yates – Wimbish World Languages Academy, Arlington ISD

The TBA 2020-2021 Resources website has been released!

We have migrated over to Google Sites for a more user-friendly, ad-free platform. Click on the image link below for author interviews, book trailers, discussions questions, read alikes, related activities, and as always, our fantastic Readers Theater scripts, sponsored by BOUND TO STAY BOUND BOOKS. We are so grateful for the continued support of BTSB and wish them a very happy 100th Anniversary! We are also excited to celebrate our TBA 40th anniversary with you. Happy Reading! *Please note that some districts might block students from visiting sites/drives outside of your school district. All videos (book trailers and author/illustrator interviews) are also available on the TBA YouTube channel.

TBA 2020-21 Nominees


2021 TBA Luncheon Youth Presenters

Congratulations to the schools from across Texas who have been selected to have a youth presenter participate in the 2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award virtual presentation. Thank you to all of the librarians who submitted applications.

2021 TBA Luncheon Youth Presenters


Need a pack of Texas Bluebonnet Award pencils? Or this year’s TBA bookmark? Order below.

Order Supplies from the TBA Online Store

Each year, 20 books are chosen for the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List. Schools and libraries around the state participate in the program, encouraging students to read a minimum of five books from the list. In January, students vote for their favorite title. The author of the book receiving the most votes wins the Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) which is presented at the Texas Bluebonnet Award presentation held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.


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