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About the Texas Bluebonnet Award

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

 

Texas Bluebonnet Award Voting Registration is open for 2021!

Register online to participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

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PRINT A REGISTRATION FORM to mail in with a check.

 

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

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

Want to be a part of the #bestbookclubever? Apply to be on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Committee!

Apply here to be a TBA Selection or Program Committee Member. Deadline November 1st.

And the winner of the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award is:

Check out the voting statistics for all books on the 2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award List HERE

2020-2021 TEXAS BLUEBONNET AWARD MASTER LIST

 

The twenty fantastic titles of the 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List were unveiled at the Texas Book Festival on Saturday, October 26 by 19 students from the Central Texas area.

 

2020-2021 TBA List Revealed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 Master List Bibliographies

2020 TBA Luncheon Youth Presenters

Congratulations to the 10 schools from across Texas who have been selected to have a youth presenter participate in the 2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award luncheon at the TLA Annual Conference in Houston. Thank you to all of the librarians who submitted applications to bring students to the luncheon.
2020 TBA Luncheon Youth Presenters

2020 TBA Committee Members

Congratulations to the new members of the Texas Bluebonnet Award.

On the Program Committee:

  • Melissa Handley — West Handley Elementary School/Fort Worth ISD
  • Jan Williams — Loma Alta Middle School and Medina Valley Middle School/Medina Valley ISD
  • Phyllis Anizan — Dueitt MS (6-8)/Spring ISD
  • Margaret Resendez — Bebensee Elementary/Arlington ISD

On the Selection Committee:

  • Lesley Baker –WoodCreek Elementary School/Katy ISD
  • Darby Pilgrim — McDougal Library Willow Bend Elementary/Frenship ISD
  • Melissa O’Rear — Adkins Elementary School/Denton ISD
  • Alison Blythe –Elliott Elementary School/Irving ISD

 

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2019-2020 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List

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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 Luncheon held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.

2019 – 2020 Master Resources posted HERE and on the Resources page.

The Master List for the upcoming school year is announced each year at the Texas Book Festival in Austin. Students from around Texas attend and introduce the new list.

2019- 2020 Master List

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2018-2019 Voting Results

Download the results

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2018-2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award Winner

The votes are in and Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick, illustrated by Iacopo Bruno (Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Pubishers, 2017) is the winner of the 2019 Texas Bluebonnet Award! Read more

 


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