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

The 2023-2024 Master List resource website is live!

2023-2024 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.*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 2023-2024 Master List

Here is the list, alphabetized by author:

  1. Bajaj, Varsha. Thirst.
  2. Barnett, Mac. The First Cat in Space Ate Pizza.
  3. Brew-Hammond, Nanua Ekua, & Minter, Daniel. (illustrator). Blue.
  4. Browne, Meghan P., & Whitt, Carlynn. (illustrator). Indelible Ann.
  5. Cartaya, Pablo. The Last Beekeeper.
  6. Clayton, Dhonielle. The Marvellers.
  7. DiCamillo, Kate. The Beatryce Prophecy.
  8. Gibbs, Stuart, & Curtis, Stacy (illustrator). Once Upon a Tim.
  9. Gonzalez, Christina Diaz and Gabriela Epstein. Invisible.
  10.  Harrison, David L. The Dirt Book: Poems About Animals That Live Beneath Our Feet.
  11. Lloyd, Megan. Haven: A Small Cat’s Big Adventure.
  12.  Mbalia, K., Black Boy Joy.
  13.  Palmer, Charly. The Legend of Gravity.
  14.  Phelan, Matt. Leave it to Plum!
  15.  Poblocki, Dan. Tales to Keep You Up at Night
  16.  Rubin, Adam & Rex, Adam. Gladys the Magic Chicken.
  17.  Ryan, Pam Munoz. Solimar The Sword of the Monarchs.
  18.  Scott, J., Spangler, B. & Sweet, M. (illustrator). Unbound: The Life + Art of Judith Scott.
  19.  Soontornvat, Christina. The Last Mapmaker.
  20.  Uhrig, Betsy. The Polter-Ghost Problem.
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