Texas Bluebonnet Award Announcement

The Texas Library Association recently announced the titles that will be on the Bluebonnet Reading List for 2013 – 2014. The Bluebonnet Award is a book award that is designed to encourage publication of recreational reading aimed at students in grades 3-6. The award winner is voted on by kids. To qualify to vote, students must read 5 books from the master list and then may vote for their favorites in January. Titles on the master list are selected by librarians, teachers, parents, students then considered by librarians on the committee. Titles must be by a living U.S. citizen or an author who lives and publishes in the U.S. Books must be published in the U.S. within the three years prior to the list date.

Titles on the 2012 – 2013 list in our collection include:

Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale by Carmen Agra Deedy, DB 74273
Clever Jack Takes the Cake by Candace Fleming, BR 20009
Hero by Mike Lupica, DB 72779
Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie by Julie Sternberg, DB 75193
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick, DB 74157
Hot Diggity Dog: The History of the Hot Dog by Adrienne Sylver, DB 75228
Escape Under the Forever Sky by Eve Yohalem, DB 70578

**There is still time to read 5 of these titles to be eligible to vote for a winner in January. **

Titles on the upcoming list for 2013 – 2014 (the list that was recently announced!) include:

Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri, DB 74503
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, DB 74228
Humming Room by Ellen Potter, DB 74785

For more information about the Texas Bluebonnet Award go to: http://www.txla.org/TBA-about.