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Texas students announce the Texas Bluebonnet Award nominees each year at the Texas Book Festival.

The 2024-2025 Master List resource website is live!

2024-2025 Texas Bluebonnet Award Resources and Activities Website At this site, 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 and HEB Read 3.*Please note that some districts might block students from visiting sites/drives outside of your school district. Many videos (book trailers and author/illustrator interviews) are also available on the TBA YouTube channel. New this year we have linked publisher-approved cover image files to use in your own programming and advertising creations. Enjoy!

Collection Development Statement
The Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List includes titles for grades 3 – 6 and is not designed to support any particular curriculum. Librarians are not required or expected to purchase every book on the list to participate in the voting program. Due to the diversity in age range and topics, librarians should follow their collection development policies and guidelines when considering which titles to purchase for their library.

These books will be read by students in grades 3 – 6 during the fall and then voted on in January. Here is the downloadable version.

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2024-2025 Master List

Here is the list, alphabetized by author:

  1. Applegate, Katherine. Odder
  2. Arango, Andrea Beatriz. Something Like Home.
  3. Armand, Glenda, and Kim Freeman; illustrated by Keith Mallet. Ice Cream Man: How
    Augustus Jackson Made a Sweet Treat Better.
  4. Beckerman, Nell Cross. Caves.
  5. Bowen Cohen, Emily. Two Tribes.
  6. Bradley, Fleur. Daybreak on Raven Island.
  7. Cervantes, Angela. The Cursed Moon.
  8. Larson, Kirby. Shermy and Shake, the Not So Nice Neighbor.
  9. Magoon, Kekla. Ketanji: Justice Jackson’s Journey to the U. S. Supreme Court.
  10. Mancusi, Mari. New Dragon City.
  11. Oh, Ellen, editor. You Are Here Connecting Flights.
  12. Pla, Sally J. The Fire, The Water, and Maudie McGinn.
  13. Rosenstock, Barb. The Mystery of the Monarchs: How Kids, Teachers, and Butterfly Fans Helped Fred and Norah Urquhart Track the Great Monarch Migration.
  14. Rudd, Maggie C. How to Stay Invisible.
  15. Salazar, Aida. Jovita Wore Pants: The Story of a Mexican Freedom Fighter.
  16. Soontornvat, Christina. The Guardian Test (Legends of Lotus Island #1).
  17. Stelson, Caren. Stars of the Night: The Courageous Children of the Czech Kindertransport.
  18. Tandon, Nancy. The Ghost of Spruce Point.
  19. Warga, Jasmine. A Rover’s Story.
  20. Yolen, Jane and Heidi E.Y. Stemple. Yuck, You Suck! Poems about Animals That SIP,
    SLURP, SUCK.
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