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Children's Collection

Bluebonnet Literature

The TBA selection committee is responsible for selection of the books on each year's master list. Suggestions are solicited from librarians, teachers, parents, students and other interested persons. A new list of twenty books is released each year at the Texas Book Festival in October. In selecting titles, the committee considers student interests, relevant content, reputable reviews, and literary quality. Both fiction and nonfiction books are represented. The author must be a living U.S. citizen or an author who resides and publishes in the United States. Books considered for the master list must have been published in the United States. Only titles published within the three years prior to the master list release date are considered. Textbooks and new editions of existing titles are not eligible. 

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Bluebonnet Award

2019 Award Winners

2017-2018 Awards List

Texas Library Association

Bluebonnet Award
2017-2018 Resources

Best Man
Richard Peck

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Sea Turtles
Philippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson

Great Pet Escape (Pets on the Loose
Victoria Jamieson

Great Shelby Holmes
Elizabeth Eulberg

Key to Extraordinary  
Natalie Lloyd

Last Kids on Earth
Max Brallier

Little Cat’s Luck
Marion Dane Bauer

Lola Levine: Drama Queen
Monica Brown

Magnificent Mya Tibbs: Spirit Week Showdown
Crystal Allen

Maybe a Fox
Kathi Appelt and Allison McGhee

Joan Bauer

Some Kind of Courage
Dan Gemeinhart

Evan Turk

Towers Falling
Jewell Parker Rhodes

Unidentified Suburban Object
Mike Jung

Whoosh! Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions
Chris Barton