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

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

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2018 – 2019 Master List

Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan (Salaam Reads, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2017)

The Bicycle Spy by Yona Zeldis McDonough (Scholastic Press, 2016)

Bravo! Poems About Amazing Hispanics by Margarita Engle (Godwin Books/Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2017)

Chef Roy Choi and the Street Food Remix by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and June Jo Lee, illustrated by Man One (Readers to Eaters, 2017)

Garvey’s Choice by Nikki Grimes (Wordsong, an imprint of Highlights Press, 2016)

Grand Canyon by Jason Chin (Neal Porter Books/Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2017)

Grandpa’s Hal-La-Loo-Ya Hambone by Joe Hayes, illustrated by Antonio Castro L. (Cinco Puntos Press, 2016)

The Harlem Charade by Natasha Tarpley (Scholastic Pres, 2017)

Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly, illustrated by Isabel Roxas (Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)

How to Avoid Extinction by Paul Acampora (Scholastic Press, 2016)

Keith Haring: The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay A. Haring, illustrated by Robert Neubecker (Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017)

Me and Marvin Gardens by Amy Sarig King (Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Press, 2017)

Refugee by Alan Gratz (Scholastic Press, 2017)

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)

Slider by Pete Hautman (Candlewick Press, 2017)

Spirit Hunters by Ellen Oh (Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)

Stef Soto, Taco Queen by Jennifer Torres (Little, Brown and Company, 2017)

Step Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World About Kindness by Donna Janell Bowman (Lee and Low Books, 2016)

The Unlucky Lottery Winners of Classroom 13 by Matthew J. Gilbert and Honest Lee, illustrated by Joelle Dreidemy (Little, Brown and Company 2017)

Wedgie and Gizmo by Suzanne Selfors, illustrated by Barbara Fisinger (Katherine Tegen Books, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017)


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