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About the Texas Bluebonnet Award

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

** Want your students to participate in the Texas Bluebonnet Award ceremony to be held in Ft. Worth during the Texas Library Association Annual Conference, April 25-28? Download this form, complete, and either mail or email the form to Andrea Cardon .  **
Registering your school or public library for 2021-2022 Texas Bluebonnet Award voting? Go here. Submitting your registration by mail? Download a registration form here.
Voting opens January 1, 2022 and typically runs through January 31.

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 2021-2022 Resources website is here!

Click on the image link below for resources for the 2021-2022 Master List! You will find author interviews, tracking charts, 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!

*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.

For free resources, including printable certificates, go to our Resources page.


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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