This reading program is for students in grades 3-6. A committee made up of school and public librarians select 20 books that have been published within the past 2 years for students to read from Spring to January. In mid-January, students in grades 3-6 across the state of Texas get a chance to vote for their favorite book that they have read. Once all of the tallies are in, one of the twenty nominated books will be the Texas Bluebonnet Award book for 2013-2014.
The requirements for students to vote for their favorite book are that students must read 5 of the twenty books and record it in the Bluebonnet binder in the library. I encourage students to read as many of these books as they can. Many students read all twenty!
The 2013 winner was Postcards from Camp by Simms Taback.
Texas Bluebonnet Award 2013-2014 as well as past nominees and winners or look below and click on the title to learn about each book.
2013-2014 Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List
Wonder, R.J. Palacio
Bake Sale, Sara Varon
Coral Reefs, Jason Chin
Ghetto Cowboy, Greg Neri
Giants Beware! Jorge Aguirre
Glory Be, Augusta Scattergood
Walls Within Walls, Maureen Sherry
Fairest of All, Sarah Mlynowski
Flying the Dragon, Natalie Dias Lorenzi
The Humming Room, Ellen Potter
Looking at Lincoln, Maira
Freaky Fast Frankie Joe, Lutricia Clifton
Laugh with the Moon, Shana Burg
Tua and the Elephant, R.P. Harris
Waiting for the Magic, Patricia MacLachlan
Jangles: A Big Fish Story, David Shannon
The One and Only Ivan, Katherine Applegate
Balloons over Broadway: the true story of the puppeteer of Macy's Parade
Barnum's Bones: how Barnum Brown discovered the most famous dinosaur in the World
Ten Rules you Absolutely Must Not Break if you Want to survive the School Bus, John Grandits