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About the Texas Bluebonnet Award

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

We have a 2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award winner! If I Built A School, by Chris Van Dusen.

Watch the recording of the 41st annual Texas Bluebonnet Award Author Session from TLA!

Read the full news release here. Watch the announcement video, including a message from Chris Van Dusen, here.

Voting has closed for this year’s Texas Bluebonnet Award. Click here for the voting results!
Registering your school or public library for 2021-2022 voting? Go here. Submitting your registration by mail? Download a registration form here.

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, 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.


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.

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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 presentation held during the TLA Annual Conference in the spring.


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