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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

Click here for the 2020-2021 Texas Bluebonnet Award Resources and Activities site!

Texas Bluebonnet Award 2020-2021 Master List

Sweep: The Story of a Girl and Her Monster by Jonathan Auxier (Amulet, an imprint of Abrams Books, 2018)

What Do You Do With a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan by Chris Barton, illustrated by Ekua Holmes (Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2018)  

Frankie Sparks & the Class Pet by Megan Frazer Blakemore, illustrated by Nadja Sarell (Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2019)

They Call Me Güero: A Border Kid’s Poems by David Bowles (Cinco Puntos Press, 2018)

Rocket to the Moon (Big Ideas That Changed the World) by Don Brown (Amulet, an imprint of Abrams Books, 2019)

Charlie Hernandez and the League of Shadows by Ryan Cajelo (Aladdin Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2018)

New Kid by Jerry Craft (Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019) 

The Rhino in the Right Field by Stacy Dekeyser (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Books, 2018)

Greystone Secrets #1: The Strangers by Margaret Petersen Haddix (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019)

Bernice Buttman, Model Citizen by Niki Lenz (Random House Publishing, 2019)

Caterpillar Summer by Gillian McDunn (Bloomsbury Children’s Books, 2019)

No More Poems! A Book in Verse That Just Gets Worse by Rhett Miller, illustrated by Dan Santat (Little Brown and Company, 2019)

A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry (Greenwillow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019)

Stay by Bobbie Pyron (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2019)

From an Idea to Disney: How Branding Made Disney a Household Name by Lowey Bundy Sichol, illustrated by C.S. Jennings (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, 2019)

Pass Go and Collect $200: The Real Story of How MONOPOLY Was Invented by Tanya Lee Stone, illustrated by Steven Salerno (Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, 2018)

If I Built a School by Chris Van Dusen (Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019)

The Bridge Home by Padma Venkatraman (Nancy Paulsen, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, 2019)

Nightbooks by J.A. White (Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, 2018)

A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech that Inspired a Nation by Barry Wittenstein, illustrated by Jerry Pinkney ( Neal Porter Books / Holiday House Publishing, Inc., 2019)

 

 

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