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2019: Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero by Patricia McCormick

2018: The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier

2017: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

2016: When the Beat Was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop by Laban Carrick Hill

2015: The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt

2014: Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break if you Want to Survive the School Bus by John Grandits

2013: Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback

2012: The Strange Case of the Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

2011: The Uglified Ducky by Willy Claflin; illustrated by James Stimson

2010: Help Me, Mr. Mutt! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

2009: One Potato, Two Potato by Cynthia DeFelice & Andrea U’Ren (illustrator)

2008: Down Girl and Sit: On the Road by Lucy Nolan

2007: Ghost Fever/Mal de Fantasma by Joe Hayes

2006: Seadogs: An Epic Ocean Operetta by Lisa Wheeler and Mark Siegel

2005: Togo by Robert Blake

2004: Shoeless Joe and Black Betsy by Phil Bildner

2003: The Golden Mare, the Firebird, and the Magic Ring by Ruth Sanderson

2002: Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

2001: Cook-A-Doodle-Doo! by Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens Crummel

2000: The Ghost of Fossil Glen by Cynthia DeFelice

1999: Verdi by Janell Cannon

1998: Tornado by Betsy Byars

1997: Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

1996: Time For Andrew: A Ghost Story by Mary Downing Hahn

1995: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

1994: Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

1993: The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick

1992: Snot Stew by Bill Wallace

1991: Aliens for Breakfast by Jonathan Etra & Stephanie Spinner

1990: There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom by Louis Sachar

1989: Wait ‘Til Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn

1988: Christina’s Ghost by Betty Ren Wright

1987: The Hot and Cold Summer by Johanna Hurwitz

1986: The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright

1985: Skinnybones by Barbara Park

1984: Nothing’s Fair in Fifth Grade by Barthe DeClements

1983: A Dog Called Kitty by Bill Wallace

1982: Superfudge by Judy Blume

1981: Ramona and Her Father by Beverly Cleary

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Libraries Transform Texas Week October 7 – 11

TLA News, Uncategorized

“Libraries transform Texas because they transform our people.” – Mayor Steve Adler, City of Austin Mark your calendars and plan to celebrate the numerous ways libraries transform Texas!  During the week of October 7 – 11 all libraries are invited to share how they transform their communities through innovative spaces, programs, education, technology, events, and […]

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Resolution in Support of Immigrant Children

Advocacy, TLA News

In response to the immigrant crisis along the Texas border, TLA’s Latino Caucus Round Table presented this resolution in support of immigrant children to TLA Council at Annual Assembly where it was adopted. WHEREAS, The Texas Library Association is committed to supporting libraries role as an advocate of social responsibility and the public good; WHEREAS, […]

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